Etcetera - 6/6/13


A local student will serve on the 2013-2014 Washington State Future Farmers of America state officer team.

Walla Walla High School senior Andy Zahl was elected to the post, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

The son of Jerry and Kathy Zahl, Andy will be an ambassador for Washington agriculture and promote FFA programs and issues. He will also be a member of the Washington FFA Executive Board and attend legislative functions to enhance awareness of Agriculture Education.

FFA Advisor Jessica Johnson said state officer candidates go through a busy three days of knowledge exams, writing prompts, group and individual interviews and speeches.

Jessica said that Andy has served as FFA chapter and district officer, was a chapter delegate and courtesy corps member at state convention, has raised a market lamb and owned an APHA mare for his Supervised Agriculture Experience project.

Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association announced three scholarship winners during its May luncheon meeting, according to a release.

Madison Elmenhurst will graduate from Walla Walla High School on Friday. The Robert J. Handy/PEMCO scholarship she received is renewable for four years. She plans to attend Western Washington University and pursue a degree in education.

Kristin Glaeser, a 2009 Wa-Hi alumna, graduated from the University of Idaho in May with a degree in secondary theater arts. She will receive $1,000 to help with expenses as she does student teaching.

A 2012 Wa-Hi alumna, Katie Krivoshein will graduate from Boise State University in May 2014. She is interested in elementary education with an endorsement in math. She will receive $1,000 for her student teaching during the 2013-2014 school year.

Scholarships for student teachers are funded by the local WWCSRA unit through yearly fundraising activities, primarily from the Teddy Bear Show and Tea.

Providence St. Mary Service League chose two local residents as winners of its 2013 health care scholarships.

Emily Childers of Milton-Freewater and Alison Zander of Walla Walla each received $1,000 scholarships from the league.

Those students who plan to enter the field of medicine are eligible for the awards, said Providence St. Mary Foundation coordinator Lindsey Oldridge in a release.

Emily is majoring in health science and pre-physical therapy at Corban University. Alison, a 2013 graduate of DeSales High School, plans to major in biology and human psychology this fall at Gonzaga University.

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


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