Dr. Peter Mundschenk of the Spokane Valley has been selected as head team veterinarian for the Pacific-North Team for the Pan American Endurance Championships next September in Bend, Ore.
The Pacific-North Team of 12 horses and riders from Washington, Oregon and Northern California will compete against teams from throughout the states, Canada and South America.
The area team won the gold medal two years ago in the World Class Federation Equestre International Event.
Margaret “Mags” Dearduff received the Ellen Hardin Walsworth National Founders Award for Patriotism from the Washington State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was honored for promoting patriotism in the American ideals of God, home and country.
Dearduff distinguished herself by saving lives in both the military and civilian sectors of law enforcement.
She is now a communications officer for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department, was selected as the state’s Telecommunicator of the Year for 1996 and was nominated for the international award this year.
Dearduff was nominated for the patriotism award by the DAR’s Jonas Babcock chapter.
Kristen McIvor, daughter of Rev. William and Merrie McIvor of Spokane, is currently studying in Sunderland, England, while a student at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind.
Fourteen Inland Northwest high school students and seven teachers earned PaceSetter Awards from Pathways, a career consortium of Spokane-area school districts, sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union.
The awards recognize students who demonstrate exemplary progress in career preparation, and teachers who make significant contributions to the development, improvement and integration of the Pathways program.
The students, who each received a $50 savings bond, and their schools, are:
Tricia Brizius, Kristi Haugeto, Buddy Honshell, Holly McLeod and Jamaica Vandolah, Rogers; Svetlana Fedchun, Chris Hanly and Dana Piccione, Spokane Skills Center.
Anna Gallardo, Rebecca Sherman and Lanna Wilson, Pullman; Elizabeth Krumland, University; Matthew Barton, Mead; and Crystle Keenan, Shadle Park.
Teachers, who received a $500 PaceSetter grant for equipment and materials to further project goals, are:
John Hagney and Robert Lobdell, both of Lewis and Clark High School; Judy Forbes of Spokane Falls Community College; Karen Lewis, Pullman High School; Dan Obenchain and Kathleen Doohan, University High; and Andrea Crisp, Rogers High.
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