July 5, 2011
Local students earn law degrees
Wesley Foreman, a 2003 graduate of Issaquah High School, has earned a Juris Doctor from the law school at Gonzaga University, in Spokane.
Foreman, who graduated from Western Washington University in 2007, served summer internships with the King County Prosecutor’s Office and worked in elder law at the Law Clinic at Gonzaga University for the past two years. He plans to pursue a career in estate planning and elder law in the Seattle area.
Adam Neilson, of Sammamish, received a Juris Doctor degree May 7 from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.
Local students awarded Saint Michael’s College Book Award
Eastside High School students Caitlin Courshon, of Bellevue, and Evan Gordon, of Issaquah, were recently awarded the 2011 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience.
The award recognizes high school juniors who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement.
Local students receive WSU scholarships
Cara Davis, the daughter of Patricia and Anthony Davis, of Issaquah, has been awarded a $1,000 Knebelman Memorial Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of Mathematics. Students receiving the scholarship must be of sophomore standing and pursuing a degree in mathematics. Davis graduated from Skyline High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2013 with a degree in mathematics. She is also the secretary of the Math Club.
Deven Tokuno, the daughter of Darla and Rik Tokuno, of Bellevue, has been awarded a $1,500 Basil and Ella Alexander Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English. Students receiving this award must be full-time students pursuing a degree in English and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Tokuno graduated from Issaquah High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May 2013 with a degree in English and zoology, and minors in Spanish and digital technology and culture. She is listed on the President’s Honor Roll, is a student ambassador for the Alumni Association and is the Student Bookie Corp. board of directors undergraduate chairwoman.
Students make deans’ lists
Tiffany Jernigan, of Issaquah, and Justin Bunch, of Bellevue, were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 quarter at Georgia Institute of Technology. To qualify, students must earn a 3.0 or better grade point average for the semester.
Brendan Smith, of Issaquah, was recently named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring semester.
Benjamin Miller, of Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill., during the spring 2011 semester. To qualify, students must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Andrew Napier, a music major from Issaquah, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Columbia College, Chicago. To qualify, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester.
Mary Wuest, a 2007 graduate of Issaquah High School, recently made the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Pacific Lutheran University. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Local students graduate
The following students from Sammamish received degrees from Boston University in May: Brooke Hubbard, Bachelor of Arts, English, and Bachelor of Science, business administration (business administration and management) Cum Laude; and Courtney Allen, Bachelor of Science, journalism, Magna Cum Laude
Andrew Cox, the son of John and Kathryn Cox, of Sammamish, graduated on May 22 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry (biochemistry and computer science) from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.