Local students graduate

July 2, 2013

By Staff

-Hailey Williams and Rachel Jones, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of San Diego on May 26. Williams graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology. Jones earned bachelor’s degree in business administration.

– Emma Dunn, of Renton, a member of the Pomfret class of 2013, received a diploma and an award at school’s 119th commencement May 26. Dunn also received the Religion Department Award for excellence in the study of religion.

– Elizaveta Hermann, of Issaquah, received a Master of Physician Assistant Science degree at the 162nd commencement exercises May 5 at Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pa.

-Tyler Buchanan, of Issaquah, graduated May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rice University, in Houston, Texas.

– Alan Lau, of Newcastle, graduated May 19 from Villanova University, in Villanova, Pan., with a Master of Science degree in finance.

– Nicole Gillett, of Issaquah, graduated with a in environmental science May 20 from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

-Jessica Lee, of Issaquah, graduated May 25 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and business, from Lafayette College, in Easton, Pa.

-Taylor Hamann, the son of David and Kelli Komendat, of Newcastle, graduated with a degree in communications May 19 from the University of Puget Sound on May 19.

– Molly Bankson and Kylie Clark, both of Issaquah, graduated May 12 from Gonzaga University, in Spokane, on May 12. Bankson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

– The following local students graduated May 4 from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Mont.

Issaquah: Erika Whitney, with highest honors

Sammamish: Briana Bywaters, with honors and Nicholas Kosenkranius

-Deano Anderson, of Issaquah, graduated from the University of Montana Western in Dillon, Mont.

-Thomas Haffner and Kelly West, both of Issaquah, graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla.

-Julia Baxter, of Issaquah, graduated May 20 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Samford University’s School of the Arts, in Birmingham, Ala.

– Camden Minervino, of Issaquah, graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and was awarded the Stanford Award of Excellence. Camden graduated from Eastside Catholic High School in 2009.

-Jay M. Willis, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, graduated from Harvard Law School in May 2013. He will join the law firm of K&L Gates in their Washington, D.C., offices.

– Shannon Farazi received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, Cum Laude, from Boston University in May.

-Hannah Nicklas, of Renton, earned a Bachelor of Arts in music industry, from the University of New Haven, in New Haven, Conn.

-Vonna Thomas, of Issaquah, earned a Doctor of Ministry degree May 26 from George Fox University, in Newberg, Ore.


Local students make OSU honor roll

The following students recently made the spring 2013 honor roll at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Ore. (to qualify, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average):

Issaquah: Devin O’Donnell (straight As) and Sarah Jacobi

Renton: Kyle Mannari and Victoria Rivoire

Sammamish: Avalon Dunbar and Kelly Johnson

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