Class acts

Thomas Mendel, of Crawford, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in food business management from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, at its July 26 commencement.

His parents are John and Laura Mendel, of Crawford.

Two area students received degrees at summer commencement ceremonies for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Aug. 5.

Kasidy Scott, of Waco, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in commerce business administration.

Kimberly Jones, of Whitney, earned her Master of Science degree in nursing.

Kasidy Scott, of Waco, was named to the president’s list for the summer semester at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

In the military

U.S. Air Force Airman Joe P. Gutierrez, a 2016 graduate of University High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Gutierrez is the son of Joe and Shanna Gutierrez, and the grandson of Rudy Torres, all of Waco.

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