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Members of Troop 99 attain Eagle rank

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Members of Boy Scouts Troop 99 received the Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony last month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All students of Mead High School, they are listed with their grade level and their projects.

Kyle Baird, a freshman, cleared a field of weeds, repaired a sprinkler and planted a 6,000 square foot field of grass for Camp Dart-Lo.

Cory Kowalik, a freshman, built picnic tables for Camp Dart-Lo and the new Eagle Park.

Brandon Nelson, a senior, collected eyeglasses for Third World countries.

Ric Sherman, a sophomore, rebuilt and painted a gazebo for the Highland Park Methodist Church for his award.

“Andrew Taylor Chard, a 2005 Gonzaga Preparatory School graduate, recently received his Eagle Scout Award for repair and renovation work done on the Scout Trail at Farragut State Park, Idaho. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 468 in Veradale. He plans to attend Eastern Washington University.

“Lindsey Kiehn has received a $3,000 Sons of Norway Myrtle Beinhauer Scholarship. The daughter of Marc and Nancy Kiehn of Colbert, she is a 2003 Mead High School graduate and a student at Whitworth College majoring in international and cross-cultural studies. She will spend a year in French Guiana, a small French territory in South America.

“Barbara Ng of Medical Lake has received a $1,500 scholarship from Fairchild Air Force Base through the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Ng, the daughter of Un Kyoung and Kenny Ng, will attend Washington State University.

“Army Nation Guard member James Paulus has received the Bronze Star for his military service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has been promoted to the rank of first sergeant. A 1985 graduate of Freeman High School, he is the son of Marilyn and Michael Fleenor of Spokane, and Robert Paulus of Greenacres.

Shawn and Kevin Vannieuwenhoven, the sons of Ken and Marti Vannieuwenhoven of Liberty Lake, have graduated from San Diego State University.

Shawn received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and information systems and is a 1994 graduate of Central Valley High School.

Kevin, a 1997 graduate of Central Valley High School, received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and has been commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. He has been assigned to pilot’s training in Pensacola, Fla.

“Spokane residents Breann Handling and Kenneth Herfurth both graduated magna cum laude during spring commencement at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas. Handling received a degree in nursing, and Herfurth graduated with departmental honors in religion.

“Robby Douthitt has received a Pere Marquette Explorer scholarship for his essay on promoting diverse student population at Marquette University, Milwaukee, where he will attend in the fall. A 2005 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, he is the son of Dianne and Bob Douthitt of Spokane.

“Lee Douthitt, a 2000 graduate of Lewis and Clark High School, graduated in the spring with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. He is the son of Dianne and Bob Douthill of Spokane and will work with Teach for America in Baltimore for the next two years.

“Spokane resident Katelyn Grissom has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at North Central University, Minneapolis.

“Kelly Robertson of Spokane has been named to the dean’s list for spring term at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

“Danielle Fuller, a 2004 graduate of Ferris High School, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Montana, Missoula, for spring semester.

“Megan Beck of Cheney graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations at the end of spring semester.

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