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Byron Cocilovo graduates summa cum laude

Byron Cocilovo, son of Tony and Anna Cocilovo of Prescott, graduated summa cum laude May 17 from the University of Arizona School of Optical Sciences and Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Cocilovo accepted a fellowship from the U of A School of Optical Sciences to continue in the Ph.D. program this fall. He will be working as a research assistant to one of his professors during the summers on a satellite imaging project. Cocilovo also was on the student engineering team that won best over all project in a capstone project sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

The project involved applying the workings of a computer mouse to a microscope for making precise minute measurements. Cocilovo is a 2004 graduate of Kestrel High School.