College News

April 10, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah student wins academic team scholarship

Lake Washington Institute of Technology student Elizabeth Valdez, of Issaquah, received a scholarship at the All-Washington Academic Team competition in March.

In addition, Valdez was named the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar, receiving a $1,000 scholarship and bronze medallion from Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for community college students. She placed third out of 66 participating students and her name will appear in the April 23 edition of USA Today.

She also won the $1,000 Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges scholarship. Sponsored by the TACTC, this scholarship went to the state’s second-, third- and fourth-ranking students.

As a member of the All-Washington team, Valdez received a $750 scholarship, for a total of $2,750.

A single mother of four grown children, Valdez maintained a 3.99 grade point average in her fitness specialist/personal trainer education at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She is transferring this fall to Pacific Lutheran University, where she will ultimately pursue a master’s in public health.

Students make OSU honor roll

The following students were named to Oregon State University’s Scholastic Honor Roll for the winter term.

To qualify, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

  • Issaquah: Caitlin Eddy, Devin O’ Donnell, Michelle Pighin, Christian Rice and Denise Risdon
  • Newcastle: Jocelyn McNeil
  • Sammamish: Kyla Krueger
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