July 10, 2012
Local students earn scholarships
Western Washington University student Hayley Beck, daughter of David and Carol Beck of Bellevue, has accepted an $8,793 Mildred M. Bain Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at Western Washington University, in Bellingham. Beck graduated from Issaquah High School in 2011 and is majoring in science education.
Benjamin Crowther, son of David and Mary Crowther, of Bellingham, received a $1,000 WWU Associated Students Diversity Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. Crowther, a 2009 graduate of Skyline High School, is a senior with a 3.6 grade point average and is working toward a degree in Queer Identity as Shaped by Legal and Ethical Discourse in the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Western Washington University student Anna Magidson, daughter of Victor and Yuliya Magidson, of Issaquah, received a $2,000 Wells Fargo annual scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
Issaquah students Rachel Osgood and Jay Chakravarty received $2,500 BECU Foundation Scholarships for the 2012-13 school year. Osgood, an Issaquah High School graduate attending Whitworth University, volunteered with Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Chakravarty, attending Harvard University, is also a mentor with Athletics for Kids.
Issaquah resident hosts art show at APU
Brad Namie, of Issaquah, recently hosted an opening reception for his art exhibition “Identity Vector” July 8 in Duke Gallery at Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, Calif. The exhibit features 13 pieces inspired by the identity concepts of various belief systems and the influence of contemporary culture. The artwork represents the culmination of Namie’s years studying art at Azusa Pacific. Namie will graduate in July with a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing.
Sammamish resident named outstanding graduate at WWU
Ashley Hales, of Sammamish, was recently honored by Western Washington University as an outstanding graduate in the Department of Special Education at its commencement ceremony June 9.
Hales, a graduate of Skyline High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts in special education. In April, she presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s National Conference in Denver, on conducting a functional behavior assessment. She was also selected to present her work at Western’s Scholar’s Week and mentored a student through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington.
This fall, Hales, the daughter of Cindy Hales and Jim Hamm, of Sammamish, and Doug and Kathie Hales, of Issaquah, will be a third-grade teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School, in Newcastle, where she completed her internships in special education and elementary education.
Local students graduate
Shweta Kolhatkar, of Issaquah, graduated with a Master of Science in physical therapy May 10 from MGH Institute of Health Professions, in Boston.
Sean Peterson, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., with a jurisprudence degree in law.
April Curtis, of Issaquah, graduated June 27 from St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minn. She is a Russian and Russian area studies major. April, the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Curtis, was also awarded membership in Dobro Slovo.
Vincenza DiFranco, of Issa-quah, graduated in May from Dominican University, in River Forest, Ill., with a master’s degree in education.
The following students from Issaquah graduated May 27 from Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y. — Amy Paull, Bachelor of Science, operational research and engineering; Elyssa Dixon, Bachelor of Science, environmental engineering
Local students honored
Katherine Eastham, of Renton, and Lauren Louden and Elisha VerGowe, of Issaquah, were named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for the spring 2012 semester. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.75.
Melissa Brown, the daughter of Michelle and Scott Brown, was named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at the University of Montana. A 2009 graduate of Liberty High School, Brown had a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.
David Hurdle, of Issaquah, recently received the 2012 Brown University Book Award at Eastside Catholic High School. The award goes to one junior with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
The following local students were named to the 2012 spring semester honor roll at Montana State University, in Bozeman, Mont.:
Issaquah: Erika Whitney
Renton: Nicole Fairclough, Austin McCutchen and Jacob Nunemaker
Sammamish: Briana Bywaters, Chelsea Guenette, Noah Cohn, Zach Jacobsen, Craig Kohring, Devon Powell, Bronwyn Rolph and Kevin Yoakum
Brendan Smith, of Issaquah, was recently named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Boston University.
Robert Blair, of Renton, was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at University of Montana Western, in Dillon, Mont. To qualify, students must achieve a 3.33 grade point average or better.
Mike Magee, grandson of Stan Magee, of Issaquah, made the dean’s list at the University of Washington with a 3.8 grade point average for his junior year.
The following students have been named to the scholastic honor roll for the spring semester at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore.:
Issaquah: Devin O’Donnell, Sarah Jacobi and Sarah Roberts
North Bend: Shanna Howland
Sammamish: Kyla Krueger, Kendall Liddle and Ashley McLaughlin
Cassidy Nangle, of Issaquah, and Stephanie Rehm, of North Bend, were named to the honor roll for the spring 2012 semester at the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Ok.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 quarter at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney:
Issaquah: Aaron Abolofia, Chole Barcus, Sharon Davis, Jay Deines, Travis Greene, Steven Kakoczky, Karie Mitchell and Shay Plunk
Renton: Lindsey Bryden, Kanisha Calcote, Ryan Colis, Keli Cresta, Rebecca Erb, Dane Fiedler, Lisa Harris, Kristin Mannari, Rachael Newton, Amanda Simington, Addison Tatman, Duong Vu, Andrew Warren and Callie Weber
Sammamish: Jase Butorac, Dallas Deremer, Courtney Duda, Danielle Garrido, Ashlee Harden, Cameron Lee, Emma Markham, Danielle Matthews, Bronte Pitzele, Jeffrey White and Kate Zopolos
Issaquah students John Herrington, Kelle Agassiz and Taylor Lundeen were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Idaho, in Moscow, Idaho. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average on a minimum of 10 graded credits.
Imran Jiwani, of Issaquah, was named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Emory University, in Atlanta. To qualify, students must be in the top 20 percent or have about a 3.859 grade point average or higher.
Sherry Son, Mia Radic, and Nauchelle Martiniez, all of Issaquah, and Kaitlyn Tsutakawa, of Newcastle, were named to the spring 2012 semester dean’s list at Northwestern University, in Boston. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above.