On Monday, 138 high school seniors will be honored with the 2010 Medal of Academic Achievement by the Spokane Scholars Foundation.
Now in its 18th year, the foundation awards $60,000 in grant money to seniors who have excelled in six areas of study: English, fine arts, mathematics, science, social studies and world languages. The funds will be given to 24 of the scholars in the amounts of $4,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.
At the banquet, the scholars and their families will hear from keynote speaker William H. Gates Sr., author of the book, “Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime,” co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the father of Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates Jr.
This year’s list of scholars includes:
Amanda Bauer, Upper Columbia Academy; Amanda C. Boik, Gonzaga Prep; Dana Bronson, Ferris; Heather Butler, Medical Lake; Taylor MK. Chaparro, North Central; Matthew J. Comi, Northwest Christian; Kyle D. Croft, Valley Christian; Samantha Cruz, East Valley; Caroline Mary Emberton, St. George’s; Joshua Grandinetti, Freeman; Jonathan Hafferkamp, the Oaks Classical Christian Academy; Dalton Harding, Cheney; Katrina I. Knizek, Shadle Park; Rebekah Lester, Riverside; Karly Muller, Rogers; Michael Nave, Lewis and Clark; Rachelle Parsloe, Central Valley; Cassandra Partridge, University; Rachel Roe, Deer Park; Taylor Sims, Mead; Nicholas Stewart, Mt. Spokane; Timothy Stickney, West Valley; Nancy Weber, Newport.
Jonathan Bademian, University; Carrie Crosby, Mt. Spokane; Elyce Cutshall, Newport High School; Rachael Edwards, Cheney; Taemin Eum, St. George’s; Sam Hylton, Lewis and Clark; Jennifer Katzer, Shadle Park; Philip Keeve, Central Valley; Corey King, West Valley; Annie McEwen, Gonzaga Prep; Michael Mortier, Mead; Maria A. Ochoa, St. Michael’s Academy; Hannah Pope, Rogers; Michael Powell, Ferris; Christa Prentiss, Northwest Christian; Emily Stickel, Freeman; Tonya Strong, East Valley; Casey Sweet, Medical Lake; Joshua Taylor, Valley Christian; Dalin Tipton, North Central; Chelsea Wood, Riverside; Brianna Woodruff, Upper Columbia Academy
Mitchell Andrews, Rogers; Katie Bauer, Freeman; Cameron Bergland, the Oaks Classical Christian Academy; Jennifer Choi, Mead; Rachel Duckett, East Valley; Dylan Enright, North Central; David Finkel, University; Lauren Fritz, Gonzaga Prep; Samuel Gilmore, Valley Christian; Ryan Hervey, Mt. Spokane; Trevor Hoffman, Riverside; Ho Jae Lee, St. George’s; Chad Linafelter, Medical Lake; Matthew McFaul, Northwest Christian; Brian Moore, Central Valley; Hannah Myers, Ferris; Grant Oakley, Lewis and Clark; Angela C. Oberti, St. Michael’s Academy; William Painter, Cheney; Kyle Peckham, West Valley; Christian Robins, Upper Columbia Academy; Hailey Robinson, Newport; Jacob Tuininga, Deer Park; Martha Wagley, Shadle Park.
Drew Adams, Deer Park; Evan Anders, Gonzaga Prep; Amy Bestick, University; Kevin Burchett, Riverside; Richard Caulkins, St. George’s; Stephanie Cooper, Medical Lake; Scott Davis, Ferris; Tanner Dixon, Northwest Christian; Taylor Fryett, Shadle Park; Kevin Gilmartin, Valley Christian; Elyssa Kerr, Lewis and Clark; Mary Konis, Mt. Spokane; Keeli Nelson, East Valley; Cameron Nemeth, Central Valley; Conor Reisman, Mead; Blair Riddle, Freeman; Tanner Robinson, North Central; Tyson Schlect, the Oaks Classical Christian Academy; Jeff Sloop, Upper Columbia Academy; Annika Swanson, West Valley; Thomas Townsend, Cheney; Nhung Tran, Rogers; Beau Witter, Newport High School
Kara S. Brockett, the Oaks Classical Christian Academy; Anthony Cossette, Gonzaga Prep; Megan Erickson, Mt. Spokane; Eric Grossman, Lewis and Clark; Matthew Hitchcock, Rogers; Tiana Keith, Deer Park; Sarah Kenney, West Valley; Doyoung Lee, Shadle Park; Howard Lee, St. George’s; Brian Lenz, Upper Columbia Academy; Andrey Melnikov, North Central; Heather Molvik, Newport; Taylor Naber, Freeman; Alyssa Nilles, Medical Lake; Ashley Olson, East Valley; Katherine Rahn, Mead; Corrine Schmidt, Ferris; Kathleen Sherry, University; Amanda Suhr, Riverside; Janni Sun, Central Valley; Katie Worley, Valley Christian; Nathaniel Youmans, Cheney.
Matei Alexianu, St. George’s; Bonnie Alford, Northwest Christian; Jonathan Casebier, East Valley; Christopher Chappel, Lewis and Clark; Brittany Cozza, North Central; Derrick Cunningham, Mt. Spokane; Megan Dempsey, University; Josh Gaskill, Upper Columbia Academy; Samantha Harwood, Cheney; Samantha Hoots, Rogers; Kayla Hopkins; Newport; Olgena Hoxha, Gonzaga Prep; Kaitlyn Kadel, Mead; Samantha Lewis, the Oaks Classical Christian Academy; Lauren Maher, Ferris; Ashley Renz, Central Valley; Kimberly Seitz, Riverside; Tyler Selcho, Shadle Park; Jarrod Swanson, Medical Lake; Molly Thomas, Freeman.