Etcetera - 07/20/10

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Dancers and drum groups competed for three days during the 16th annual Wildhorse Pow Wow over the July 4 weekend, said Tiah DeGrofft, communications relations manager with Wildhorse Resort & Casino.

With more than $55,000 in cash and prizes, competitive interest remained high all weekend until the announcement of winners late on the third day, Tiah said.

Competitors came from as far away as British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada, Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and California.

Walla Walla youth Chico DeLaCruz garnered second place in the Junior Boys Grass dance competition.

Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Wildhorse includes a 24-hour casino, hotel, RV Park, five restaurants, a sports bar, 18-hole golf course and Tribal museum.

It is just off I-84 at Exit 216, four miles east of Pendleton. For more details, contact 1-800-654-9453 or www.wildhorseresort.com.

William Conner Thorne made the spring semester president's list at Gonzaga University. Conner, who graduated from Walla Walla High School in 2009, had to earn a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA to be included on the list.

A business major, he is the son of Ross and Toni Thorne of Walla Walla.

Walla Wallans Jaclyn C. Daltoso and Angela M. McCaw made the spring semester president's list at Gonzaga University.

They were among 1,120 students who garnered this honor, by earning a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA to be listed.

Sixteen area students made the University of Washington spring quarter dean's list with at least a 3.5 GPA. They include:

College Place: Holly Erwin, sophomore.

Waitsburg: Brian Clarke, senior.

Walla Walla: Allison Camp, Lindsay Cole, Ajay Heitzmann, Emily Hollenbeck, Helen Reich, Christopher Schulz, Trent Sislow, seniors; Molly Hiatt, Michael Hui, Brian James, Ksenia Skorohodova, Austin Tucker, juniors; Janet Hill, Casey Hutchinson, sophomores.

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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