Kym Kemp / Monday, Jan. 6 @ 7:47 p.m. / Local Kids Done Good
Zack Rukavina, who graduated from South Fork High School in 2003 and earlier attended Freshwater schools, has been pursuing an acting career. Here he is on a new Swiffer commercial. Rukavina, who lost his arm to cancer, appeared as a veteran in an episode of Switched at Birth. He has also appeared on Damages, Parenthood, Client List and others. He even proposed to his wife (shown in the video above) on the television show, Ultimate Surprises.
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Kym Kemp / Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 9:26 p.m. / Local Kids Done Good
Zack Rukavina, a 2003 South Fork High School graduate who also attended Freshwater school, shares his sexy grin on tonight’s episode of Switched at Birth. Rukavina appears as a military veteran who has lost an arm. In real life, cancer caused him to lose his left forearm.
Rukavina’s mother explains that her son is pursuing both acting and his education. She says, “He starts UCLA in the fall. [He’s] hoping for some scholarships..Zack also is completing a “short” for “Project Imagination,” a Ron Howard & Canon adventure….He also was on Damages, Parenthood, and Client List.
Follow this link to watch a scene from tonight’s episode. The episode should be on T.V. tonight at 10 P.M. but full episodes can be watched on line at anytime.
Kym Kemp / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 7:01 a.m. / Local Kids Done Good
“I hope to win a gold medal for the USA and represent where I come from,” explained Luke Wilhelm who grew up in Humboldt and graduated from South Fork High School. Wilhelm began rowing for his school when he was at UCSB. “I got into rowing because I wanted to be a collegiate athlete, and they were looking for big guys. After my first year, I was hooked and I’ve never looked back,” he wrote.
Wilhelm has been working hard to achieve his dream. “Rowing is a very challenging sport, demanding physical and mental excellence. While that sounds dramatic, it really is a unique sport,” Wilhelm explained. He has been rowing for four years now. This has given him the ability to move beyond collegiate sports. He explained that now he has “developed enough strength and skill for the opportunity to race after college.”
Wilhelm is currently in Boston at a selection camp “trying to make the boat headed to the World University Games. This year they are held in Kazan, Russia.” He is trying to raise $5000. “The chance to represent the USA has been a dream of mine forever and I’m really excited for the opportunity!”
Luke Wilhelm is 6th from the left or 4th from the right.
Kym Kemp / Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 1:14 p.m. / Local Kids Done Good
Lilia Mizer and her sister, Josephine, participated in Lemonade Day for the first time last year. The program offers local kids assistance in running their own business. Participants get a kit that includes a backpack and workbooks for both the youth and their mentor. “My grandma saw the information about Lemonade Day in the paper and thought it might be a good idea.” Lilia explained. Then a local business, Talisman Beads of Eureka, offered to sponsor the Mizers’ stand. The owner, Mary Coor, was a family friend.
“Mary provided bottles so that we could have a zero waste stand,” Lilia explained, “And we had several awesome flavors-regular, cardamom, ginger, lavender, hibiscus.” The girls, who charged $5 a bottle for their product refunded $2 for each returned container.
The sisters called their business the Thirsty Dog Lemonade Stand and donated a third of the profits to the Sequoia Humane Society. The remaining amount was split between the two sisters.
To learn more, read press release below:
Photos provided by Humboldt County Lemonade Day.
Kym Kemp / Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 10:18 a.m. / Local Kids Done Good
Photo of Humboldt graduate, Keri Rocha Carollo from UW-Whitewater’s Coaching Staff page.
UPDATE 11:20 P.M.: Whitewater lost to DePauw 51-69.
Below is the original post.
Down by 12 points with only 3 minutes left to go, Humboldt State graduate and Southern Humboldt native, Keri Carollo (formerly Keri Rocha) coached her team to victory in yesterday’s NCAA Division III Basketball semi-finals. The game was a nail-biter with a basket made right at the buzzer by one of Carollo’s team to tie the game up and force it into overtime. Then in overtime Carollo’s player made two free throws. But quickly the opposing team, Amherst College, tied it up. Then the same player, Mary Merg, whose basket pushed the game into overtime, floated in another and squeezed Carollo’s UW-Whitewater team into the victory slot. (See here for more details.) Or for video of the highlights see here starting about 1:20.
The National Championship game will be played today. Carollo’s team which has a 2-6 26-6 win loss record faces DePauw which has not lost a game. Details about the game here.
Carollo played for Humboldt State and received her degree from there also. She was born in Southern Humboldt and raised in Miranda where her parents (Gary and Ruthanne Rocha) were teachers.
She can be seen talking about the game here at a little after the 5 minute mark.