The AltaOne Federal Credit Union, Bishop member service center is hosting a Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony. The Thursday evening event marks the completion of the first year of the AltaOne Scholar Athlete Award program. KIBS/KBOV radio is partnering with AltaOne and Bishop Union High School in honoring top student athletes.
Coaches at Bishop Union High School were asked to nominate one athlete from every sports team for the award, based on their academic performance and team leadership. Each of the students were also asked to write an essay on their future aspirations. A shortlist for each season was selected by an independent judging panel.
Winners of the Scholar Athlete Award will be announced at the award ceremony Thursday, June 11. The ceremony will begin at 6pm in the AltaOne member service center, Bishop. Each of the 3 season winners will receive a $500 scholarship check, with an overall winner out of the 3 receiving an additional $1,000 scholarship.
Staci Sonke, volleyball.
Miranda Barnes, cross country.
Tessa Wright, Tennis.
Thomas Sills, cross country.
Woodrow Reynolds, football
Joe Griego, soccer.
Tamia Shoshone, basketball.
Jake Traynor, basketball.
Luke Olson, snowboarding.
Alicia Campos, soccer.
Hannah Neer, ski team.
Frankie Harvey, swimming.
Colton Riesen, baseball.
Sam Riesen, softball.
Keirsten Andersen, swimming.
Collin Batchelder, track and field.
Katherine Desbrosses, track and field.
Sean Mitton, golf.
The community is encouraged to attend the ceremony Thursday evening beginning at 6pm at the AltaOne member service center on north main street, Bishop.
Cover Photo by Gary Young. Baseball nominee Colton Riesen
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AltaOne members can now access some of the most cutting-edge technological tools to help manage their finances — MSC Online, mobile apps, BudgetPro, BillPayer, Popmoney, etc. Outside the AltaOne world, technology continues to explode. Products such as Google Glass — the amazing eyewear that conducts Google searches, snaps photos and videos and tracks trending news — are already here.
Let us take a gander at what other items are on the horizon that are destined to “wow” the world.
A portable retinascanner may soon be available to help fight identity theft and protect your personal security. The tiny device is only 5″ long x 3.5″ wide. The scanners can be used by financial institutions to identity members conducting transactions in an efficient and unassuming manner. Look for these devices to really take off when the technology is incorporated into a smartphone.
The Six-Million-Dollar … Finger?
How annoyed do you get when you realize the beer bottle is not a twist-off and you cannot find a bottle opener? Introducing “bionic fingers.”
These robotic devices, which are still just prototypes, simplify such tasks as peeling a banana and unscrewing bottle caps. Developed by MIT researchers, users wear the “supernumerary robotic fingers” on the wrist. The device is equipped with two “fingers” that move in-sync with the real fingers.
Too Much Scale?
As if stepping on a scale is not difficult enough for some folks. Now there is a scale that not only displays your weight — it also discloses your body mass index, heart rate and fat mass.
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is quite the know-it-all. The $150 device also knows the indoorair qualityand room temperature.
We will be far more impressed if the scale can tactfully recommend the right diet for users, as well.
Just when we learned how to use video conferencing tools, the next incarnation has already arrived — holographic video conferencing.
“Holographic telepresence” transmits a 3-D moving image to each destination – giving the appearance that you are actually in the room with your associates.
The technology already exists for other purposes. For example, it has recreated deceased rapper Tupac Shakur’s image for a music festival.
The Polish company Leia (named after the Star Wars’ Princess Leia), has produced the Leia Display XL, which projects images onto a cloud of water vapor. This technology is destined to achieve widespread popularity. Expect to see it marketed within about a year.