Etcetera - 7/3/13


Talk about some “almost unbelieveable coincidences,” said Shelley Broxson of Walla Walla. It started when she and her family went to Walla Walla High School for son Dalton James Broxson’s graduation June 7.

His grandparents, Walla Wallans Janet and Dwayne Headley were there, and Janet spotted another Dalton James on the program with the last name of Sentz, Shelley said.

“After several prompts from my father to take Dalton’s picture by the bell at Wa-Hi, we proceeded there after the ceremony,” Shelley said. “While waiting for another family to finish up, I heard another mother that was waiting make a comment to her son Dalton.”

“Oh, is your son the other Dalton James from the program?,” Shelley asked. “She stated yes. At that time my husband Kevin (Broxson) reached out his hand to the other father and introduced himself.

“The other father gasped and stated ‘my name is Kevin also, and this is my wife Shellie.’”

There’s more: Shelley and Shellie share the middle name Lynn in common.

“My husband jokingly asked, ‘your other boy’s name doesn’t happen to be Karlie does it?’ (That is the name of our daughter.) We all thought it was such a strange coincidence, two graduates named Dalton James and both with parents named Kevin and Shelley/Shellie!”

DeSales Catholic High School Class of 2009 alumna Nancy Munoz received a $1,000 a Women’s Studies Scholar Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University.

Nancy is an editor for the Chicano Education Qvo Newsletter and a McNair Scholar at EWU. She is a senior studying sociology and women’s and gender studies.

Nancy is the daughter of Eleno Munoz and Adriana Ruiz of Walla Walla.

Andrew Hoffman of Walla Walla made the St. Olaf College dean’s list for spring 2013 semester. An English major, he is the son of Kurt and Barbara Hoffman.

Inclusion on this list is for students with a semester GPA of 3.75 or higher at the college in Northfield, Minn.

Contact Annie Charnley Eveland at or 526-8313.


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