Lathrop teen Samuel Dacus II swept top honors Friday at the California State Youth Accolades Scholarship Competition in San Jose taking home the title of California State Ambassador/Young Man of Achievement for 2011. Along with Katherine Anderson of Susanville, chosen as Miss California State, Dacus will serve as a "Goodwill Ambassador for the Golden State of California and the Official Host for California Fairs, Festivals & Celebrations and the California State Fair & Exposition".
July 12, 2011|
By SHIM LACY-WATSON
Special to the Bulletin
RIPON – It's 6:30 on a Sunday morning. Inside St. Patrick's Catholic Church on East Highway 120 at the corner of Carrolton Road are grandparents and young parents with their young children, a few of them infants in baby carriers. They nearly fill up the old section of the church.