The 1996 Diversity and Equity Awards sponsored by Spokane School District 81 were presented at a May 16 ceremony at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute.
People who made outstanding contributions in the area of equity and diversity were recognized. They were judged on specific equity accomplishments, level of commitment and impact.
The categories, individuals, and their school or companies honored are:
K-6 students: Harold Baumgarten, Jefferson; K-6 student group: Grant School Drummers, Grant; 7-12 student: Sarah Tierney, Ferris; 7-12 student group: Students/Staff of North Central Against a Prejudiced Society, NC; Certificated Staff: Helen Givens, Ferris; Classified Staff: Nellie Lay, Sheridan; Community Member: Sandy Repsold, Pratt PTG; Administrator: Nancy Stowell, area director; Equity team: Garfield Instruction/Equity, Garfield. Community Group: Schools are for Everyone.
Jeffrey J. Reilly, a third-year architecture student at Washington State University, won a $3,450 Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship. Reilly, a 1993 honor graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, has been on WSU’s honor roll for five consecutive semesters. He is the son of Marilyn and Michael Reilly, Spokane.
Nine Spokane-area high school music students, competing against nearly 500 entrants, were honored as winners by the Washington Music Educators Association All-State Solo Competition at Central Washington University:
Christian Krehbiel, Mead, first place, multiple percussion and third place, marimba. Brittany Hopkins, Ferris, first place, soprano. Nathan Reese, Central Valley, first place, string bass. Ryan Keberle, Mead. second place, trombone. Ruth Boden, East Valley, second place, cello. Shayna Silverstein, Lewis and Clark, second place, violin. Jeff Carlson, Mead, third place, baritone saxophone. Jesse Ferguson, Shadle Park, third place, guitar. Eric Parker, Central Valley, third place, alto-bass clarinet.
Seven Spokane artists won honors in an art show sponsored by the Spokane Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and the Art Society of Eastern Washington:
Best of show: Barbara Haupt. Viewer’s Choice: Rosemary Lake. First Place: Emma Randolph. Second Place: Bev Blumel. Third Place: Lois Kirkwood. Honorable Mention: Sue Jackson Andre and Emma Randolph.
Fourteen Washington State University students were honored by the WSU Faculty Association for Scholarship and Research.
Inland Northwest students, awarded for outstanding scholastic and research, their hometown, major and awards are:
John Wyrick, Spokane, biochemistry major, first-place. Kyle Miller, Collville, genetics and cell biology; Laura Nathe, Spokane, nursing; and Julia Plummer, Spokane, physics, third-place. Drew Herion, Spokane, biochemistry, honorable mention.
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