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Rocklin Chronicles

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ONE YEAR AGO June 10, 2010 — Their tassels turned, cheers were chanted and cameras flashed as Rocklin students became graduates. During last Wednesday evening’s celebration at the Sunset Center, approximately 115 students from Rocklin’s Independent School and Victory High School transitioned from students to alumni. “Education is not a destination, but a journey,” Victory High School graduate Bethany LaRose told the crowd during the ceremony. “Graduation is a new chapter of the story of our lives.” 5YEARS AGO June 7, 2006 — Annelise Miller and Robert Bennett were named Rocklin High’s senior Athletes of the Year during the school’s annual Excellence in Sports banquet on Thursday night at Rocklin’s Sunset Center. Miller, a volleyball and basketball star, will play basketball at Sierra College in the upcoming year. Bennett, who starred in football and wrestling, will leave in January on a Mormon mission. He plans on attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo when he returns in two years. 15 YEARS AGO June 11, 1996 — Putting off college served to be an advantage for Donna Wood, 73. Earning her degree later in life gave Wood the opportunity to go to college at the same time as her daughter, Carol Wood, 36. The two women accepted their associate of arts degrees at Sierra College during last month’s graduation ceremony. Donna earned her degree in liberal arts with honors, and Carol earned hers in accounting. The two said going to school together gave them an opportunity to see each other as equals. 40 YEARS AGO June 10, 1971 — The Rocklin City Council on Monday night waded through a varied array of topics in a meeting that lasted four hours, including a closed session that lasted over an hour. Finally, Rocklin has authorized the mayor to execute a contract with the county for the use of the Loomis landfill dumpsite. The use of this site will be a savings to the citizens as Roseville charges $1.25 per yard, while the Loomis dump will have a fee of only 90 cents. Paula Mooney compiled the Chronicles using back issues of the Placer Herald.