Etcetera - 02/26/10

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Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Whitman College and Walla Walla Public Library staff will host their annual Dr. Seuss Day from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Reid Campus Center on Whitman's campus.

Abby Neel, the sorority's philanthropy chairwoman, said the event celebrates Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday. It's also being held in conjunction with Kappa's national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental.

Every year Kappa puts on a live-action telling of Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat," Abby said. They will also offer activities and crafts in which children can participate. Volunteers will read to the kids, who will be able to take home with a book of their own. An estimated 300 kids and adults from the community attended the event in 2009, she said.

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Cristina Martinez of College Place made the Hilbert College fall 2009 academic honors list. She was among the 320 students at the Hamburg, N.Y., college to earn academic honors for having achieved a 3.3 GPA or above for the semester.

Trevor M. Buckley, a senior from Walla Walla, was among the 987 undergraduate students named to the Gonzaga University president's list for fall semester. Students must earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average to be included.

The University of Washington included 11 students from this area on its autumn quarter dean's list.

They are: Holly Elizabeth Erwin, freshman, College Place; Thomas Ehrenreich Lyman, junior, Dayton; and Elizabeth Adelia Beatty, Lindsay Lea Cole, Casey Daniel Gwinn, Ajay Michael Heitzmann, Christine Elizabeth Jubb, seniors, Kelsie Jo Davisson, Michael Ryan Hui, Helen Marie Reich, juniors, and Austin Conrad Tucker, sophomore, all of Walla Walla.

To qualify, students must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50.

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Walla Walla Fair Frontier Days royalty members Audrey Smith, Erin Guisti and Brittney Granger will hold a garage sale from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 20 and 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21 to help with the cost of travel expenses.

The event will be in the education building at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds, the same weekend fair concert tickets go on sale.

Those with items to donate to the garage sale may drop them off at the Fairgrounds Education Building or make arrangements to have items picked up by calling Audrey's mother, Kelly Smith, at 509-540-5350.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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