Etcetera - 6/7/13


Walla Walla Kiwanis Club and Walla Walla Camp Kiwanis Foundation awarded Service/Merit Scholarships to three Walla Walla High School seniors for the 2013-2014 academic year, according to Bill Vollendorff and Scott Wolfram, scholarship committee co-chairmen.

Madison Elmenhurst and Travis Morrison received $1,000 scholarships from the Kiwanis Club and Samantha Case received a $1,000 award from Camp Kiwanis Foundation.

Madison plans to enroll in the Honors Program at Western Washington University in the fall and study English and/or mathematics to become a secondary school teacher. She is a member of National Honor Society, and volunteered at the Walla Walla Public Library, Relay for Life and Link Crew.

Travis will pursue a civil engineering degree at Walla Walla University. He intends to be active in the local chapter of Engineers without Borders. He also wants to earn a master’s degree in environmental engineering. He was president of Wa-Hi Key Club his senior year.

Samantha participated in Wa-Hi honors and advanced placement classes, graduating with a 3.894 GPA. She will attend Washington State University and work toward a library science degree. Further education will lead her to a master’s degree in library and information sciences. She has participated in 4-H for many years.

Kiwanis International’s No. 1 priority is children. Walla Walla Kiwanis Club sponsors Key Club at Wa-Hi. Many of activities in the Walla Walla Kiwanis Club focus on the youth of the community. For further information contact Bill at

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.

Kelsie DeBroeck made the Jamestown (N.D.) College spring semester dean’s list, one of 245 students so honored.

The list includes full-time students who during any given semester earn at least a 3.50 GPA on a minimum of 12 semester credits.

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


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