Area residents have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:
Air Force Airman Derek Baskin graduated in 2008 from Ephrata Senior High School and is the son of Martin Baskin of Soap Lake, Wash.
Air Force Airman Dakota Brightwell is the son of Janet Brightwell of Otis Orchards and is a 2008 graduate of East Valley High School.
Air Force Airman Cody Craig graduated from Central Valley High School in 2008.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Joshua Dehler is the son of William Dehler of Davenport, Wash. and a 2008 graduate of Christopher Heritage School in Edwall, Wash.
Air Force Airman Ashley Dunsmore is the daughter of Jeanne Dunsmore of Spokane Valley and Bruce Dunsmore of Edmond, Okla. She graduated in 2008 graduate from University High School.
Air Force Airman Micah Franklin is the son of Sherman Franklin of Mead and graduated from Mt. Spokane High School in 2003.
Air Force Airman Lucas Gamache graduated in 2001 from Mead High School and is the son of Shannon and Deb Millard of Nine Mile Falls.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua Gilmore is the son of Katie Samsel of Coeur d’Alene and a 2002 graduate of a home school program.
Air Force Airman Dustin Horton is the son of Dan Horton of Spokane and is a 2008 graduate of Mt. Spokane High School.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Shelby Lyon is the daughter of Michael and Julie Lyon of Spokane and is a 2007 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Breanna Nygren is the daughter of Mark Nygren of Spokane and Bernith Bovlee of Tucson, Ariz. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in Yakima in 2004.
Air Force Airman Adam Oles graduated in 2005 from Ferris High School.
Air Force Airman Kenji Scouton is the son of Ron and Wendy Scouton of Spokane Valley and a 2008 graduate of East Valley High School.
Air National Guard Airman Justin Shaffer is the son of Dave and Karen Shaffer of Spokane Valley and a 2009 graduate of Spokane Valley High School.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Andrew Thatcher is a 2006 graduate of East Valley High School and the son of Kevin Thatcher of Spokane.
•Air Force Airman Brandon Roush recently graduated from the radio frequency transmission systems apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base, in Biloxi, Miss. He is a radio frequency transmissions apprentice assigned to the 81st Training Wing. Roush is the son of Cara Roush of Spokane Valley and is a 2007 graduate of University High School.
•Three area residents recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Army Pvt. Richard Smith is the son of Rick and Valerie Smith of Danville, Wash. and graduated in 2000 from Curlew High School.
Army National Guard Pvt. Darrell Russell is the grandson of Judy Calvert of Medical Lake and Darrell Russell of Hauser, Idaho. He is a 2005 graduate of Deer Park High School.
Army Reserve Pvt. Justin Marchand is a 2007 graduate of Mt. Spokane High School.
•Miles Wellein, son of Steve Wellein of Soap Lake, Wash. and Carol Beard of Seattle, and a 2005 graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, and Daniel Durtschi, son of Jay and Delina Durtschi of Spokane Valley and a 1996 Central Valley High School graduate, have graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma.
•Local residents were recently named to the University of Portland’s fall semester dean’s list for the 2009-’10 academic year. Students are listed by their hometown.
Colbert: Steven Cathcart, Brian Spencer, Sarah Pascal, Jayme Schroeder.
Liberty Lake: Sara Stiles.
Otis Orchards: Jacob Lampe, Aimee Cash.
Spokane: Kara Caparoso, Leslie Eddy, Patricia O’Brien, Jacob Midtlyng, Haley Rettig, Ellen Webster, Ashley Donahoo, Alec Jones, Kelsey Fleharty, Erin O’Doherty, Amalia Allers, Sarah Kries, Maurine Terry, Tara Cronin, Ryan LeClaire, Robert Cosby, Katelen Kellogg, Nils Ringo, Sarah Lynch, Madeleine Padon.
Spokane Valley: Lisa Pearson.
•Jonathan Spilker, a 2004 graduate of Gonzaga Prep, was awarded a $600 Construction Management Scholarship from the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management. He is the son of John Spilker of Mead and Nancy Andres of Deer Park.
•Michael Hauschild, the son of Steve and April Hauschild of Spokane, received an $800 Construction Management Scholarship from the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management. He is a 2006 graduate of West Valley High School.
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