Etcetera - 7/4/13

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Brittany Minden, who graduated this spring from both Walla Walla Valley Academy and Greenways Academy, received a $500 scholarship from the Washington Association of Learning Alternatives, according to Stephanie Eastman, Greenways western region administrator.

Brittany plans to pursue a teaching degree at Union College in Lincoln, Neb., and wants to teach middle school students in fifth-ninth grades. Her grandmother, Carol Hargraves of College Place, is a retired elementary teacher in one- and two-room schools in multiple grades.

While attending WWVA fulltime, Brittany took additional online courses to further challenge and enhance her high school curriculum.

To celebrate her graduation, father Dwight Bartlett of College Place said Brittany and her mom, Kristy Bartlett, took a two-week trip around Europe, including stops in Ireland, Wales, London and Paris and Normandy Beach in France.


Washington State University included students in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin circulation area on its president’s honor roll. Listed last name first are:

Burbank: Hall, Nicole Lyn; Jarvis, Shawn Nicolas; Noyes, Emily Fern; Reardon, Joshua Nathan; Schroder, Megan Rachelle.

College Place: Ayala-Sanchez, Ana Maria; Flabetich, Allison Ettja; Gilvey, Jonathan Joseph; Kuznetsov, Ruvim V; McShane, Nicholas Daniel; Moore, Sheldon Scott.

Dayton: Dissing, Alex Edward; Gibbons, Sarah Marie; Gritman, Courtney Lynn; Leonard, John Thomas; Montgomery, Otis Michael; Payne, Molly Myra; Warner, Robert Nathan; Warren, Kelsey.

Pomeroy: Cochran, Lory Ann; Fischer, Jake R.; Knebel, Tory Glen Jerome; Koller, HayLee Layne.

Waitsburg: Carpenter, Nicholas Thomas; Hamann, Valerie Kay; Leid, Matt.

Walla Walla: Anderson, Peter Leslie; Brueggeman, Nikki Rochelle; Buettner, Patrick Francis; Castoldi, Samantha Rae; Chappell, Kyla Eileen; Chong, Stacey Anne; Debroeck, Dan Alan; Douglas, Trevor Mason; Farrow, Clayton Jeffrey; Gillentine, Jennifer Anne; Greenwood, Kendra Ann; Jepsen, Drew; Kelly, Jesse Ross; Klicker, Natalie Lorraine; Krutsinger, Mary J.; Ladderud, Jeffrey A.; Leier, Kevin Michael; Leier, Kristine Michelle; Leinweber, Kayla Ann; Mayfield, Madison Shea; Merfeld, David; Moberg, Megan Sierra; Moeller, Elizabeth Marie; Neavor, Mackenzie Daniel; Newhouse, Olivia Rose; Nicoara, Daniel; Notturno, Elizabeth A.; Patzer, Jazz R.; Rand, Morgan Lynn; Rothstrom, Matthew; Smith, Kaylynn Pauline.

The roll recognizes students for excellent academic performance. Undergraduates must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a 3.75 GPA or a 3.50 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

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