Six Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 120 have received the Silver Award, the second-highest recognition given in Girl Scouting.
The Scouts are: Chenine Johnson, Veradale; Tamra Somerton and Amy Brown, both of Liberty Lake; and Michelle Peterson, Jennifer Anderson and Sarah Hays, all of Spokane.
Keith Campbell, professor of pharmacy at Washington State University, was selected as one of 12 international experts on diabetes to participate in a national conference in Santa Barbara, Calif., this month.
Campbell is to help plot a course to find a cure for Type I insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
Seven Valley students, from elementary grades to high school, won for essays on “What Makes America Great” in a contest sponsored by Spokane Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1435 and its ladies auxiliary.
The winners and their schools are: Robert McCoy, third grade, St. Paschal’s; Emily Bettinger, fourth grade, St. Paschal’s; Ian Robinson, fifth grade, Opportunity Elementary; Amanda Coats, sixth grade, Progress Elementary; Matt Lendenberg, seventh grade, Evergreen Junior High; Bryan Agee, eighth grade, Evergreen Junior High; and Jessica Nichols, ninth grade, North Pines Junior High.
Ron Bremer, treasurer and director of tax services for Magnuson McHugh and Co., was elected president of the Kootenai Medical Center Foundation in Coeur d’Alene.
Other newly elected officers are Rich Leichner, vice president; Cathy Kendrick, treasurer; and Ellen Jaeger, secretary. Marilyn Montgomery and Paul Anderson are new board members.
Sara Clements, a student at Mead High School, has been selected to participate in the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program. Clements will take part in seminars presented by leaders of the military, media, lobbying organizations and businesses. She will also tour the White House and visit a foreign embassy.
Chad Horey and Jack Horey, both of Spokane, were named Students of the Phase at Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas.
The award is given to students with the best record of academic achievement, lab performance and attendance who encourage excellence and initiative.
Gayle Yeager has been nominated as a Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets.
Her poem, “Keon’s Legacy” is to published in the anthology, “Whispers at Dusk.” “The Best of Poets, 1997” will feature her poem, “Sounds of Mind.”
Mickael Ann Brass, a junior at Newport High School, has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., a development program for high school students who demonstrate leadership potential and scholastic merit.
Two 1995 graduates of Freeman High School earned a place on the Dean’s List for fall semester at Grove City (Penn.) College.
Jenna Freeman, majoring in Christian thought, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman, Valleyford. Christopher Jensen, son of Mrs. Walter Jensen, Spokane, is majoring in English.
Students on the Dean’s List must earn a grade-point average between 3.4 and 3.59.
Joseph Leachman, Colbert, was named to the Dean’s List at Abilene (Texas) Christian University. Students must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.45 grade-point average.
Three area students won top honors in two essay contests sponsored by the Spokane Garry Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Whitney Boyington, a 10th-grade homeschool student, won the Christopher Columbus Award for her essay, “Comparing the Voyages of Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci.”
The American History Essay was won by both Christopher Poppy, a fifth-grade student at Cataldo Elementary, and Erin Boyington, a sixth-grade homeschool student. Both essays were titled “Trails West” on the subject of trails pioneers traveled to what is now Western United States.
Whitney and Erin are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boyington, and Christopher is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Poppy.
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