Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - June 8, 2007

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Last day of school Thursday
The last day of the 2006-2007 school year is Thursday, June 14. All students are released early. Release times vary slightly. Check with school for exact early release time. The district office will remain open throughout the summer. Have a safe and fun summer break!

Walla Walla High School Commencement tonight
Walla Walla High School Commencement ceremony is tonight (Friday, June 8) at 7:30 p.m. on campus near the Commons Building. This year 400 plus graduates are expected to walk with their class.
• Date: Friday, June 8
• Time: 7:30 p.m.
• Location: Walla Walla High School campus (Commons area)

• Commencement seating area opens at 5:30 p.m.
• Tickets are required to enter the main seating area
• Each student is allotted six tickets for the main seating area
• Tickets for the main seating area will be distributed to seniors following the Commencement AM practice (Friday, June 8 – morning)
• No tickets are required for the commons and the bleachers located on the north-side of the creek
• Wheelchair access and seating area is located directly in front of the commons and handicapped parking is located near the tennis courts (east of the main gym)
• No personal or folding chairs are allowed within the main seating area
• Personal or folding chairs may be used outside the main seating area.
• Guests are asked to remain for the entire ceremony
• Those who must leave early are asked to choose a seat nearest the exit as to keep any disruption of the ceremony to a minimum.

For increased security and safety:
• All bags will be checked at the gates
• No coolers or large totes are allowed on the grounds
• No alcoholic beverages or tobacco products are allowed on the Walla Walla High School campus

Commencement Program
• NATIONAL ANTHEM: Walla Walla High School Band (Andrew Ueckert Conductor)
• PROCESSIONAL: Elgar (Walla Walla High School Band)
• WELCOME: Carl Jones and Melany Muro - Class of 2007
• INTRODUCTIONS: Darcy P. Weisner - Principal
- Wa-Hi Band - “The James Bond Theme” arranged by Frank Erickson (Andrew Ueckert, Conductor) - - Senior Choir Members - "Will You Be There" theme from Free Willy (Norb Rossi - Director) & Senior Sign Language Students
- "A Piece in the History of Struggle" - Ariel Ruiz
- "It's about Time" - Chelsey Stevens
- “Legacy” - Joel Herbert
• PRESENTATION OF AWARDS - Darcy P. Weisner - Principal
• PRESENTATION OF CANE: Matt Waring Associated Student Body President
• GRADUATES OF DISTINCTION - Darcy P. Weisner - Principal

- Darcy P. Weisner - Principal
- Carl Jones, Becca Clubb, Trevan Lightfoot - Senior Class Officers
- Melany Muro, Class of 2007, Spanish Pronunciation
• PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS: Toni Rudnick, Vice-President, Board of Directors and Dr. Richard B. Carter, Superintendent of Schools

Alternative Programs recognize this year’s graduating seniors
This week six Paine High School seniors graduated during Thursday’s commencement ceremony at the school’s gym. Principal Jim Sporleder congratulated the students for their hard work and wished them well.

Paine High School 2007 Graduates
• Kayla Barnett
• Jessica Martinez
• Estella Sandoval
• Joe Dan Smith
• Stefanie Stefanow
• Anita “Shante” Vickers

Opportunity program staff organized a senior celebration Wednesday. Staff grilled burgers, made salads and other treats to honor this year’s 56 graduates from the Opportunity program. Many of the Opportunity graduates will participate in Friday’s Commencement program at Walla Walla High School. Congratulations Class of 2007!

Boys summer basketball camps set
Registrations are being accepted for the Wa-Hi Boys Basketball Camps. The 2nd Annual Blue Devil Elementary Camp -- for boys entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade -- is June 18 to 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wa-Hi Gym.

Also, the 13th Annual Blue Devil Middle School Camp is open to any boy entering the 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade and will be held June 18-21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wa-Hi Gym. Registration forms can be picked up at Cummins Athletic Supply or the Wa-Hi Athletic office. Parents can also register at the door on the first day of the camp.

Campers in each camp will receive an official Nike camp t-shirt, a Nike basketball, and a Nike poster. Cost of the camp is $50. For additional information, contact head coach John Golden at 527-3020 ext. 4615 or by email jgolden@wwps.org.

Walla Walla teachers receive Altrusa Grants
Altrusa Literacy Grants for 2007 have been awarded. There were approximately 20 applicants this year and Altrusa members want to thank them for all of their great work with literacy and family outreach. The total grant award was $1,000.

This year’s grant winners are:
• Bob Gregoire, Green Park
• Kerri Coffman, Sharpstein
• Lori Thomas, Berney
• Richelle Palmer, Pioneer
• Jo Anna Gogl, Edison

Altrusa is a community service organization that espouses volunteerism, service, fights for literacy and against AIDS.

Altrusa Officers for 2006-07 are:
Linda Thorson, President
Kathy Small, Vice President
Doris Jacky, Treasurer
Barbara Daniel, Secretary
Chris Connerly, Past President
Maxine Narum, Director 06-07
Tami Higginbotham, Director 06-07
Wendy Samitore, Director 06-07

New procedures keep Nutrition and Fitness healthy
With strong volunteer support, committed leadership and staff, students and parents who believe health is a key component of learning, it’s easy to see why the district’s new Nutrition and Fitness program has all the ingredients for success.

Tuesday night volunteer Jim Russo, who chairs the district’s Nutrition and Physical Education Advisory Committee and Health Services Director Jennifer Douglas briefed the school board on efforts made this year toward meeting the requirements of the Nutrition and Physical Fitness Policy 6700 which was adopted in 2005. Procedures to implement the policy were approved in January 2006.

Health Fairs at Sharpstein, Garrison and Pioneer this year were a result of this coordinated effort to curb childhood obesity and instill a love for fitness and proper nutrition. School gardens at Sharpstein and Garrison have also been put in place this school year. Some schools have even changed their lunch schedule to allow for recess before lunch to help students work up an appetite and eat all their food.

The new procedures set nutrition standards for foods and drinks available at the district, directs healthy vending options in middle and high schools, guides health and fitness education to meet state curriculum requirements, and encourages alternatives to food for fundraising and rewarding students.

Retirement Celebrations 2006-2007 (remaining)

Berney Elementary
Christie Forsyth - Intervention Specialist (Also known as the “resident artist”)
Friday - June 8
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Berney Library

Walla Walla High School
Thursday, June 14
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Wa-Hi Commons

LTC. Gary Banks
Marsha Fortune
Barbara Fryhling
Mike Martin
Jim Tomlin
Bobbie Yaw

End-of-Year celebrations (remaining)

Wa-Hi Commencement
Friday, June 8 - Wa-Hi campus, 7:30 p.m.

Pioneer 8th Grade Recognition
Tuesday, June 12 - Wa-Hi Main Gym, 7:30 p.m.

Garrison 8th Grade Recognition
Wednesday, June 13 - Cordiner Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Wenzel wins PTSA art competition
The winner of the 2007 PTSA Senior Art Competition is Sarah Wenzel for her work “Society’s Thought” in oil pastel. The judges of this years competition were, Squire Broel, Daymon Brucke and Coleen Sargen. Entries were increased dramatically from 18 to over 40 and the art was displayed around campus as part of the Art Walk according to Wa-Hi Art Teacher Julie Wallace.
The award was announced at the Artists’ Reception last week and will be announced again tonight at Academic Recognition and Friday at Graduation.
“Thanks to the PTSA for sponsoring another successful competition,” Wallace said. “Sarah’s artwork will be professionally framed and hung at Wa-Hi in our increasing permanent collection.”

2007 Wa-Hi “Walk of Art” Show Winners are as follows:
Best Overall
1st Sarah Wenzel “Societies Thought”
2nd Place: Bryan Colombo “Untitled” Ceramics
3rd Place: John Herbert “Untitled” Photography

3-Dimensional Art
1st Place: Chantal Johnson “Tea Set”
2nd Place: Jeff Neher “Down to Earth”
3rd Place: Cylene Sana “Gargoyle”
Honorable Mentions: Jeff Neher “Raku Vase”; Jazmin Rivas “Self Portrait”; Yadira Melgoza “Untitled”; Sarah Wenzel “Untitled”

2-Dimensional Art
1st Place: Erin Day “Untitled” Print
2nd Place: Natalie Swisher “Like Me You Will Be” Oil Pastel
3rd Place: Rachel Todorovich “Lilly” Oil Pastel
Honorable Mention: Noe Quezada “Our Words” Print; Chelsey Harrison “Spark Plug” Acrylic; Omar Perez “Coy Skull” Pen; Joanne Marie Coleman “Bogus” Pencil

1st Place: Bryan Colombo “Sunset Wheat”
2nd Place: Jeremy Bergevin “A Mexican and A Horse”
3rd Place: Andrew Bloom “Untitled”
Honorable Mentions: Erin Bren “Untitled”; Derek West “Buried”; Jacob Neal “Untitled”; Ariel Ruiz “Borders Are Scars”

Parents plan Hot Air Balloon ride fund-raiser for Prospect Point Playground equipment
Special thanks to local hot air balloon enthusiast and retired educator Jerry Cummins for donating his time and hot air balloon to support a tethered Hot Air Balloon ride fund-raiser Tuesday, June 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Prospect Point Elementary. Cost is $25 per person. Money raised from this event will be used for new Prospect Point playground equipment (www.prospectpointplayground.com).

Special thanks to Balloon ride sponsors:
• Coffey Communications
• Rotary International
• Baker Boyer Bank
• Brown’s Construction
• Doyle Electric

Also this week, the Prospect Point PTA officers voted and approved to give $5000 to the playground project.
“We want to thank the PTA,” Prospect Point Playground Project chair Staci Wanichek said. “We are very close to phase one goal.”

For more information, contact Cassie Rothstrom at 522-0490.

Green Park teacher selected for technology grant
Walla Walla Public Schools has been selected to participate in the Enhanced Peer Coaching Program competitive grant, funded by the E2T2 (Enhancing Education Through Technology) federal technology initiative. Martin Telstad, Green Park Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, and Principal, Mike Lambert applied for and received this peer coaching grant for technology integration.

“Martin will be one of 187 teachers in the state to receive comprehensive training this summer at ESD 123,” Technology Director Janis Barton said. “The grant funds 10 days of professional development, travel, substitute teacher costs and equipment and software costs for technology integration coaching during the 2007-2008 school year. Congratulations!”

Personnel Report (06/08/07 school board meeting)
• New Hires
(Certificated) Carrie Gonzales, Kindergarten, Berney Elementary
Kimberly Gradwohl, Math, Pioneer Middle School
David Guss, ESL, Garrison Middle School
Corey Hobbs, Fifth-Grade, Blue Ridge Elementary
Sarah Maheras, Fifth-Grade, Edison Elementary
Kristin Mitchell, Third-Grade, Blue Ridge Elementary
Cynthia Palmer, Homelink Writing, Berney Elementary
Christopher Plucker, Humanities, Pioneer Middle School
Sean Reid, Fifth-Grade, Sharpstein
Refugio Reyes, Spanish, Walla Walla High School
Kerri Tucker, French, Walla Walla High School
JoAnne Savage, Title 1 Reading Specialist, Blue Ridge
Laura Watson, ESL, Wa-Hi
Amanda Workman, Library Media-Specialist, Blue Ridge

• Resignations/Retirements
(Administrative) Thomas Head, Transportation Director, 22 years

(Certificated) Andrea Valencia-Garcia, Bilingual Kindergarten, Green Park, 7 years

(Classified) Arturo Tello, Para-Educator, Blue Ridge Elementary, 11.5 years
• Arturo was on a leave of absence for the 2006-07 school year
Julie Belisle, Para-Educator, Pioneer, 5.5 years
Kimberly Hause, Para-Educator, Green Park, 1 year
Gaby Horn, Para-Educator, Green Park, 4 years
Bobbie Yaw, Head Custodian, Walla Walla High School, 28 years

FFA Marketing team number one in state
Tuesday night Wa-Hi Future Farmers of America Advisor Mike Martin introduced members of the State Champion Marketing team to school board members.

Martin said team members Grant Robison, Corben Ketelsen and Dane Swenson were one of the hardest working teams he had ever coached. This year’s marketing plan involves local farmers venturing into Agri-Tourism by offering guided hunts on Walla Walla farm land. The plan also captures the area’s popular wine industry. The students completed a market analysis study, business proposition, action plan, budget, website and marketing brochures.

The team will advance to nationals this fall. Martin thanked the school board for supporting the program over the years and said he will always consider Walla Walla home. Martin is taking a similar position in Idaho next year to be closer to his children and grandchildren.

Transportation keeps students safe and on time
Tuesday night Transportation Director Tom Head briefed school board members on Transportation operations. The district’s 35 bus fleet transports 3000 students daily and logs more than 300,000 miles annually.

Head said the department also educates students on school bus safety with a remote controlled bus named “Barney.” Transportation staff Mike Stroe and Diane Trout often volunteer to operate and assist in the program.

Garrison’s Florian decides to resume Dean of Students role next year
Earlier this spring Garrison Middle School Dean of Students Esteban Florian was promoted to Assistant Principal for next school year. This week Florian announced he has made the decision to return to the Dean of Students position for the upcoming 07-08 school year.

“This decision weighed very heavy on his heart and mind and I believe that his commitment to Garrison students and staff played an integral part,” Garrison Principal Gina Yonts said. “He is here as a building leader to support the work already started and to assist in the continued success of kids and teachers.”

Florian has been employed in the district for 10 years and is in his second year as Garrison’s Dean of Students. His previous district experience includes working as a Reading Specialist, Transitional Bilingual teacher, and English as a Second Language teacher. Florian earned Bachelor degrees in Spanish and Elementary Education from Walla Walla College and a Master’s degree in Education and Administrative Credential from Washington State University.

A search for a new Garrison Middle School Assistant principal has begun.

Wa-Hi’s Jeraldine Enriquez to Attend Whitman on Murr Scholarship
A scholar-athlete, “Jeri” is called “an exceptional, well-rounded model student

The Murr Scholarship Committee has announced the recipient of its Class of 2007 scholarship - Jeraldine “Jeri” Enriquez,
who graduates from Wa-Hi June 8.

The scholarship is awarded to a Wa-Hi senior on the basis of financial need and merit, and admission to Whitman is a prerequisite. It includes tuition and room and board for four years.

The first member of her family to attend college, Enriquez, who speaks three languages, graduates with a cumulative 3.55 grade point average and has been involved with an array of co-curricular activities. She earned a Blue Devil varsity letter in swimming all four years, participated in basketball, soccer, tennis, Wa-Hi’s Foreign Language Free Speech Club, Amnesty Club and International Club, and has served the greater community through the local blood drive.

Among comments in teacher recommendation letters: “exceptional student and very well-rounded”; “a model student, both in her academic responsibility and class participation”; “she contributes thoughtful insights to discussion, treats her peers with the utmost respect and consistently exceeds expectations.”

“We couldn’t be more delighted that the Murr Scholarship Committee has selected Jeraldine,” said Tony Cabasco, Whitman’s dean of admission and financial aid. “She’s an impressive young woman whose academic accomplishments and leadership will enhance the Whitman community. We remain ever grateful to the Murr Family Foundation for its support and for making possible for the finiest local students to attend Whitman.”

The Murr Scholarship is sponsored by the Murr Family Foundation and combined with Whitman financial aid. Michael Murr and his wife, Eva, established a fund at Whitman specifically to help fund the education of one Wa-Hi graduate every year. Michael graduated from Wa-Hi in 1969; he was an excellent student and outstanding athlete and is a member of the Walla Walla Athletic Hall of Fame and has been recognized as a Graduate of Distinction. He went on to study at Harvard, where he earned his bachelor of arts and MBA degrees.

Wa-Hi continues to produce outstanding students who go on to attend Whitman. The Class of 2007 will send four to Whitman, including Enriquez, Awet Alazar, Anna Forge and Spring Lonneker. Other Murr Scholarship recipients who will retun to Whitman in the fall include Yasmeen (Colis) al-Marrikhi, Ben Vandonge and Meghan Carlson.

2007 Wa-Hi Academic Recognition recipients

• Artistic Achievement: Bryan Colombo - Photography and Pottery, Sarah Wenzel – Art and Pottery, Yadira Melgoza – Art and Pottery, Ariel Bermoy – Special State Recognition

• The WordMaster Challenge Award: Ashley Wall, Sandra Shields, Emily Pinney, Maxwell Henderson
• Outstanding English Students: Mariana Cains, Ariel Ruiz, Christopher Schulz, Tyson Schilling, Ashley Wall

• Marshall Alexander Speech-Drama Trophy: David Ross, Andrew Benzel

• Russ Larsen Memorial Scholarship: Sydney Gabbard and Jeremy Ueckert
• Arion Foundation Awards: Band – Jeremy Ueckert, Choir – Joel Herbert, Orchestra – Spring Lonneker

• Academic English Transition Award: Daniel Torres
• Outstanding Acculturation Award: Bereniz Salazar

• French- Geraldine Enriquez, German - Spring Lonneker, Spanish - Kyler Knowles,
American Sign Language - Darci White, Erica Prins

• Legislative Assembly – Mariana Cains

A.S.B. Officers and Senior Class Officers – Samuel Boettcher, Melissa Horner, Morgan Blackburn, Matt Waring, Carl Jones, Melanie Muro, Trevan Lightfoot, Rebecca Clubb

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT RECOGNITION: Stephanie Hanner, Malin Jonassen, Panward Meksongklod, Atchariya Maungrat, Tan Onwimon, Preethi Thomas, Lieke Van Der Voort

• Rensselaer Award: Emily Hollenbeck
• The Most Outstanding Senior Science Award: Biology – Ariel Ruiz, Chemistry – Helen Reich, Physics – David Ross
• The Most Outstanding Senior Mathematics Awards: Kaori Graybeal, Christopher Schulz
• The American Association of University Women Math and Science Award: Math – Amy Bell, Science – Jane Froese, Technology – Alicia Elder

• Outstanding Future Business Leaders of America Awards – Andrew Bell, Thomas Suckow, Kehnin Dyer
• Outstanding Future Farmers of America Awards: Anna Forge, Zach Harvey, Andrea Bughi, Ciera Christensen

• Twelve Athletic Season Awards: Josh Clothier, Zac Cooper, Aaron Mettler, Joshua Ness, Caleb Rude, Matt Waring
• Lehnen Trophy: Helen Reich
• Brown Trophy: Aaron Mettler
• Lawrence Jacky Award: Joshua Ness
• Nancy Blize Award: Ariel Ruiz

Abby Reid, Allison Leier, Amanda Abajian, Amanda Meyer, Andrea Bughi, Andrew Battenburg, Andrew Bell, Anna Forge, Awet Alazar, Ariel Ruiz, Briana Trejo, Brett Kittle, Caleb Mayberry, Christina Van Dyke, Haley Schneidmiller, Helen Reich, Kelsey Beckmeyer, Kelsie Davisson, Kyler Knowles, Nathan Stroobants, Sydney Gabbard, Taryn Hair, Victor Cantero, Wesley Fletcher

Washington State Principals Scholars Program: Lila Marie Colemen, Kaori Graybeal, Helen Reich, David Ross, Ashlee Wall, Jennifer Wickham, Jane Froese, Bryan Colombo, Samuel Boettcher, Krista Morasch, Kelsey Beckmeyer, Eric Wiessner, Andra Ely, Kylie McConnell, Caleb Mayberry, Ariel Ruiz, Kyler Knowles, Mariana Cains, Kelsie Davisson, Sydney Gabbard, Andrew Bell, Brian Trejo

Washington State Honors Award: Awet Alazar, Andrew Battenburg, Kelsey Beckmeyer, Andrew Bell, Jeremy Bergevin, Collin Boe, Samuel Boettcher, Rebecca Clubb, Ashley Collins, Kelsie Davisson, Mary Doherty, Andra Ely, Andrea Flaa, Wesley Fletcher, Anna Forge, Sydney Gabbard, Kaori Graybeal, Maxwell Henderson, Krizmah Higgins, Melissa Horner, Kyler Knowles, Elizabeth Lindsay, Caleb Mayberry, Maeve McClellan, Kylie McConnell, Amanda Meyer, Krista Morasch, Joshua Ness, Kathleen O’Brien, Emily Pinney, Becky Porter, Daniel Prendiville, Julianne Quinn, Maren Rehberg, Helen Reich, Jake Reller, David Ross, Ariel Ruiz, Christopher Schulz, Kylie Sheckler, Sandra Shields, Quinn Tomlin, Briana Trejo, Christy Turner, Ashlee Wall, Wendi Wernette, Jennifer Wickham, Eric Wiessner

Dual diploma Students: Associate of Arts with Honors – Ashley Purdin
Associate of Arts – Kirsten Allen, Justin Cibart, Kehnin Dyer, Andrea Flaa, Elizabeth Lindsay, Joshua Terry

National Merit Commended Scholars: Andrew Bell, Kelsie Davisson, Jane Froese, Maeve McClellan, Amanda Meyer, Joshua Ness, Emily Pinney, Christopher Schulz, Christy Turner

National Merit Finalist and Washington Scholar: Kaori Graybeal

Event Pianist: Anne Marie Jones
Event Student Director: Kristen Glaeser
Event Sign Language Interpreters: Jessica Hummel and Rachel Hunter

Blue Ridge Para-Educator named Staff Spotlight Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Blue Ridge Para-Educator Alejandra “Alex” Covarrubias for being named this month’s Staff Spotlight Employee of the Month. Alex enjoys working with the children and staff at Blue Ridge.
“She is awesome,” Blue Ridge Principal Connie Taylor-Randall said. “We are so fortunate to have her at Blue Ridge.”

Let’s Meet “Alex”:

Place of work: Blue Ridge Elementary

Job Title: Para-Professional

Years in District: Three years

Birth Place: Walla Walla

High School and College: Walla Walla High School and WWCC

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Movie: Man on Fire

Favorite Music: R&B and Musica Durangense :)

Favorite Book: Child Called It

What Do Love Most About Your Job: Working with children and Blue Ridge’s awesome staff

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Going to the River and barbequing with my family

Most Memorable moment: Visiting my family in Mexico, after not seeing them for about 10 years

2007 Scholarship Recipients
Kirsten Allen – Portland State University- Western Undergraduate Exchange
Kim Armentrout – WSU – WSU Achievement Award, Jacob Oswald Scholarship
Robyn Baker – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based Scholarship
Kelsey Beckmeyer – WWU – Western Presidential & College Place 1st Presbyterian Church Scholarships
Andrew Bell – BYU – Award of Excellence
Jeremy Bergevin – University of Portland – Nola Crook Memorial & Howard Vollum Scholarships, Achievement Grant
Morgan Blackburn – Gonzaga - E.J. Marsh Golf Scholarship
Colin Boe – Seattle University – Seattle University Grant
Sam Boettcher – WSU – WW Elks Most Valuable Student, WSU College of Business & Kiwanis Club Scholarships, University Achievement Grant
Andrea Briones, – EWU – Presidential Scholarship
Nicole Brookshire – Western Oregon University – WA-HI Class of 1955 & Dave Nicolas Memorial Scholarship
Zach Brown – WWCC – WWCC Garner Esary Scholarship, BMCR Wm. & Mary Falconer Scholarship, BMCR Terry Copple Scholarship
Andrea Bughi – Portland State University – BMCF Roberta Bell Kramer, Italian Heritage and National FFA Scholarships
Mariana Cains – WWU – WW Rotary, BMCF R.&M.E. Bennett, Camp Kiwanis Foundation, Blue Mt. Community Church and Dr. H.A. Trippeer Scholarships and WWU Presidential Award
Victor Cantero – U of W – WW Rotary, John Eagon Memorial, WWVEA Overcoming the Challenge and BMCF Bobby Cox Memorial Scholarships
Marc Case – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based Scholarship
Ciera Christensen – UPS – Grain Growers, WA Cattlemen and National FFA Scholarships
Rebecca Clubb – Santa Clara University – Santa Clara Merit Based Scholarship
Lila Marie Coleman – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based Scholarship
Bryan Colombo – Pacific Northwest College of Art – BMCF Howard & Pearl Burgess & Deans Scholarships
Ashley Collins – WWVEA Donna Manuel Scholarship
Amber Criss – University of Texas, El Paso – Full Tuition Scholarship
Andreas Dabulskis – WWCC – WA-HI Class of 1955 Scholarship
Kelsie Davisson – U of W – Blue Mt Community Church Scholarship
Mary Caitlin Doherty – Whitworth College – BMCF Roberta Bell Kraemer, Whitworth Legacy, Dr. H.A. Trippeer and the George T. Welch Fund Scholarships
Andra Ely – Willamette University – Northwest Grain Growers, Willamette University Scholar & Music Scholarships
Jeraldine Enriquez – Whitman College – Michael Murr Scholarship
Maricela Esquivel – WWCC – WWCC Garner Esary and BMCF Roberta Bell Kramer Scholarships
Anna Forge – Whitman College – National FFA Scholarship
Jane Froese – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based Scholarship

Sydney Gabbard – Kiwanis Club & WWVEA Most Outstanding Senior Scholarships
Kaori Graybeal – WSU – WSU Silver Regents Scholar, National Merit Finalist, WSU Presidential Award, Engineering Department, WSU Honors College, WSU Future Cougars of Color& Washington Scholars Scholarships
Jared Greenwood – Rocky Mountain College – College Place 1st Presbyterian Church, RMC Church Matching Fund, RMC Football Grant & Valedictorian Scholarships
Zach Harvey – WWCC – National FFA Scholarship
Maxwell Henderson – Biola University – BMCF Earl & Lucille Blake Scholarship
Krizmah Higgins – EWU – Presidential Scholarship
Rachel Hunter – WWCC – Governor’s Award & BMCF Earl and Lucille Blake Scholarship
Chantal Johnson - BYU Idaho – BMCF Roberta Bell Kramer Scholarship
Carl Jones – University of Tennessee – Athletic Scholarship, Bayne Family Fund and BMCF Earl and Lucille Blake Scholarships
Amanda Kay – WWU – John C. McGillis and Presidential Scholarships
Corben Ketelsen – Sierra Nevada College – Trustee Merit Scholarship
Brett Kittle – WSU – Academic Achievement Award
Kyler Knowles – WWU – WW Elks Most Valuable Student, Presidential & Blue Mountain Community Church Scholarships
Colton Litzenberger – WWCC – College Place 1st Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Sara Lytle - Walla Walla College – Walla Walla Rotary Scholarship
Danielle Martin – CWU – WW Rotary Scholarship & Wildcat Waiver
Caleb Mayberry – Boise Bible College – Leadership and Presidents Academic Scholarships
Maeve McClellan – Tulane University – Deans Scholarship
Josh McDaniels - WWCC – WW Elks and Washington State Elks Vocational Grants, Blue Mountain Community Church and BMCF Roberta Bell Kraemer Scholarships
Krista Morasch – University of Portland – Presidential Scholarship
Melany Muro – WWU – College Place 1st Presbyterian Church & BMCF Roberta Bell Kraemer Scholarships
Josh Ness – Linfield College – Linfield Trustee & John J. McGillis Scholarships
Meghan Nix – WSU – University Achievement Award
Katie O’Brien – Linfield College – Linfield Faculty, BMCF T.B. Elliott, Kiwanis Club & George T. Welch Fund Scholarships and an Academic Competitive Grant & Linfield College Grant
Amber Pack – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based and WW Fair and Frontier Days Royalty Scholarships
Jordan Paden – Ohio State University – Athletic Scholarship
Emily Pinney – WSU – University Achievement Grant
Becky Porter – WWCC – WWCC Merit Based Scholarship
Erica Prins – EWU – College Place 1st Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Julianne Quinn – EWU – Presidential Scholarship
Maren Rehberg – CWU – Wildcat Tuition Waiver
Helen Reich – U of W – John J. McGillis Scholarship
Abby Reid – College Place 1st Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Jake Reller – Montana State University – Western Undergraduate Exchange
Christine Richardson – EWU – Presidential Scholarship
Amber Riley – EWU – Public School Employee Scholarship
Nick Rindal – Montana State University – Merit Based Scholarship
Grant Robison – U of I – CALS & College of Agricultural Development Scholarships
David Ross – U of I – Presidential Achievement Award, Idaho Tuition Waiver, Halland Leonard Centennial and Alumni Scholarships, U of I Achievement Grant
Ariel Ruiz – U of W – WWVEA Overcoming the Challenge, WW Rotary, BMCF T.B. Elliott, Camp Kiwanis Foundation & WW Lioness Scholarships
Yanira Sanchez – Walla Walla College – BMCF T.B. Elliott Scholarship
Tyson Schilling – Whittier College – J. Greenleaf Wittier Award, Whittier College Grant
Laura Schmatt - Biola University – Community Service Scholarship
Haley Schneidmiller - U of W - BMCF Howard and Pearl Burgess 4-H & St. Paul’s Scholarships
Christopher Schulz – U of W – Betty Medlar Memorial, John J. McGillis &Dr. H.A. Trippeer Scholarships, U of W Honors College Achievement Award
Kylie Sheckler – Portland State University – Western Undergraduate Exchange, BMCF Wm. & Mary Falconer Scholarship
Sandra Shields – UPS – Dean’s Scholarship
Andy Simon – MSU – Tuition Waiver
Micky Singh – U of W – BMCF Wm. & Mary Falconer Scholarship
Thomas Suckow – Oregon Institute of Technology – Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Jessica Sundberg – WWU – Multicultural Essay and Dr. H.A. Trippeer Scholarships
Robert Teal – Spokane Community College – Dave Nicholas Memorial Scholarships
Sara Todorovich – Arizona State University – Full Athletic Scholarship
Quinn Tomlin – Seattle University – Presidential Grant, Blue Mountain Community Church and Trippeer Foundation Scholarships
Christy Turner – Oregon State University – Provost, BMCF Roberta Bell Kraemer and WW Rotary Scholarships
Jeremy Ueckert – CWU – Music, WWVEA Donna Manuel, BMCF Earl & Lucille Blake Scholarships and Tuition Waiver
Christina Van Dyke – WWCC – WWCC Garner Esary Scholarship
Adam Voss – U of I – Blue Mt. Community Church Scholarship
Ashlee Wall – WSU – Distinguished Regents Scholar
Jessica Walling – WWCC – WWCC Governor’s Award
Wendi Wernette – WSU – EOU Scholar Award
Darci White –WSU – Northwest Grain Growers & Camp Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships, Academic Achievement Award
William White – WWCC – WWCC Foundation Scholarship
Jennifer Wickham – Tulane University – Dean’s Scholarship
Eric Wiessner – University of Portland – Presidential Scholarship
Kendall Wilson – Lewis-Clark Stare College – Washington Reciprocity