June 5, 2012
Carly MacKinnon receives scholarships from WSU
Carly MacKinnon, the daughter of Leeanna and John Hayes, of Issaquah, was awarded a $1,000 College of Education Scholarship and a $500 Virginia L. Shaw Alumnae Scholarship at Washington State University.
Students receiving these awards must be certified into the College of Education and must demonstrate academic excellence and professional promise.
MacKinnon, a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School, plans to graduate from WSU In May 2014 with a degree in sport management and business. She is a member of the WSU Women’s Rugby Team, member of the Sport Club Federation Council for University Recreation and has been listed on the President’s Honor Roll.
Local student graduates from Linfield College
Fredrick S. Wilhelm III, a 2008 graduate of Liberty High School, graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., on May 27 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, cum laude.
Wilhelm finished with a 3.84 grade point average and is a member of the Phi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society.
James Spung earns law degree at Emory University
James Spung, a 2005 Skyline High School graduate, received his Doctor of Law from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in May 2012.
James, the son of Shari and Scott Spung, of Issaquah, graduated from Whitworth University in 2009. He is the executive editor of the Emory Law Journal, is an Order of the Coif member and received the Mary Laura Davis Award for Best Journal Comment.
James accepted a judicial clerkship in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals with the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox and will begin his work in August after taking the bar examination.
Tom Haffner receives summer internship at Fred Hutchinson
Tom Haffner, of Issaquah, recently received a Whitman Internship Grant to pursue a summer internship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The grant provides Whitman students with a stipend of $2,300 to participate in an unpaid internship to build skills for the future and to give back to the community.
Next year, Haffner will return to Whitman as a junior biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology major.
Andrea Liu accepted to Harvard
Andrea Liu, of Issaquah, has enrolled in the Harvard College class of 2016 this fall.
Liu will join 1,600 students selected from a pool of more than 34,000 applicants from all 50 states and from countries around the world.
Local student makes Westminster College dean’s list
Daniel Giles, a graduate of Issaquah High School, was recently named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Westminster College, in New Wilmington, Penn.
To qualify, students must attain a grade point average of 3.6 or higher out of a possible 4.
Giles, a May graduate in physics, is the son of Rhinee Yeung.
Hannah Thomasy graduates from Colgate University
Hannah Elizabeth Thomasy, from Issaquah, graduated recently with a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience and sociology and anthropology from Colgate University, in Hamilton, N.Y.
Jillian Nichols receives P.E.O. STAR scholarship
Jillian Nichols, a senior at Eastside Catholic High School, received a $2,500 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
Nichols, the daughter of Jeff and Kay Nichols, of Issaquah, has been accepted to and will attend Marquette University, where she plans to study sociology and women’s studies.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success.
Jennifer Kelling receives scholarship to attend WSU
Jennifer Kelling, a senior at Skyline High School, recently received a Washington Mutual Alumni Scholarship.
Kelling, the daughter of Chris and Camille Kelling, has been accepted to and will attend Washington State University, where she plans to study fashion merchandising beginning this fall.
The Washington Mutual Alumni Scholarship fund — started by a group of local philanthropists and community leaders who were executives at Washington Mutual — was formed to provide scholarship opportunities for college or college-bound dependents of former employees after Washington Mutual bank was acquired in 2008.