May 8, 2012
Local student receives scholarships from WSU
Deven Tokuno, the daughter of Darla and Rik Tokuno, of Bellevue, was awarded a $1,000 April Seehafer Scholarship and a $1,500 Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship by the Washington State University Department of English.
The April Seehafer Scholarship is given to undergraduate women majoring in composition, professional writing or literary studies, who are of sophomore standing or above, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.
The Basil and Ella Jerard Scholarship is given to outstanding, full-time English majors who demonstrate financial need and merit.
Tokuno graduated from Issaquah High School in 2009 and plans to graduate from WSU in May with a degree in English and zoology. She is the Student Bookstore Corp. vice chairwoman, president of the Student Alumni Ambassadors and the chief editor for the Landscapers Literary Journal.
Students make deans’ lists
Molly Fransen, of Issaquah, was named to the Eastern Oregon University dean’s list for the 2012 winter term. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average while completing 12 hours of coursework.
Christina Landrie, of Bellevue, was recently named to the dean’s list for fall 2011 at California State University, Chico. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.
Britlyn Garrett, of Sammamish, made the dean’s list at California Lutheran University for the fall semester. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average. Garrett is a senior and business administration major.
Dathan Wong, of Sammamish, was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University for the fall 2011 semester. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5. Wong is enrolled in the college of engineering.
Local students make EWU dean’s list
The following students made the winter 2012 dean’s list at Eastern Washington University.
Issaquah: Leslie Abercrombie, Aaron Abolofia, Chole Barcus, Mathew Darjany, Sharon Davis, Jay Deines, Ryan Duncan, Anna Han, Steven Kakoczky, Karie Mitchell and Shay Plunk
Renton: Kanisha Calcote, Ryan Colis, Keli Cresta, Amber Eastham, Brandy Green, Lisa Harris, Courtney Howard, Nguyen Huynh, Rachael Newton, Christie Schmidt, Addison Tatman, Callie Weber and Kabao Xiong
Sammamish: Courtney Duda, Danielle Garrido, Derek Dewald, Danielle Matthews, Bronte Pitzele, Alex Troyer, Jeffrey White and Kate Zopolos
Issaquah undergrad presents research at conference
Allison Bolgiano, of Issaquah, presented a paper at the annual Whitman College Undergraduate Conference April 10.
Her presentation was titled “Truth in Doubt: Affirmation of the Intellect.”
Bolgiano, the daughter of Doug Bolgiano and Sharon Hopkins, is a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School. She is a sophomore environmental studies-politics major at Whitman.
The undergraduate conference is an annual opportunity for Whitman students to share their research and creative projects with the community. Presentations are given by students in all disciplines.
Student graduating from UM
Danielle Shockley, of Issa-quah, is graduating with honors from the University of Montana with degrees in political science-history with secondary certification.
She is the daughter of Patrick and Sandy Shockley and a 2007 graduate of Issaquah High School. Danielle plans to continue teaching and coaching basketball in the Missoula area.