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Cheney, NWC students named AP scholars

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Several local students have been named Advanced Placement Scholars. The award is given to students who earn grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. The students include Elsa Fredenberg and Conrad Martin, both of Cheney High School; and Sara Fairburn, Nicole Holland, Bethany Indahl, Garrett MacDonald and Jessica McFaul, all of Northwest Christian.

In addition, Elizabeth Beaulieu and John Hauck of Northwest Christian were named AP Scholars with Distinction after earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of those exams.

Eric Schmitz of Northwest Christian was named an AP Scholar with Honor after earning an average grade of 3.25 on all AP exams and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams.

These awards were earned by only 18 percent of high school students worldwide who took AP exams.

• Army National Guard Pvt. Patrick Hutchinson recently graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. Hutchinson is the son of Tina Giles of LaCrosse, Wash.

• The following local residents have recently been awarded scholarships for the 2005-2006 school year at Eastern Washington University.

Jacob Aspenleiter was awarded a $3,000 Academic Honors Scholarship. Aspenleiter, a 2005 graduate of North Central High School, is the son of Lori and Tim Aspenleiter of Spokane.

Melissa Bauer was awarded a $3,000 Academic Honors Scholarship. Bauer, a 2005 graduate of Mt. Spokane High School, is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Sheila Sprayberry of Spokane.

Sam Beck was awarded a $3,000 Academic Honors Scholarship. Beck, a 2005 graduate of University High School, is majoring in pre-med. He is the son of Susan and William Beck of Spokane Valley.

Morrie Bland of Spokane was awarded a $1,500 American Indian Studies Program Multicultural Achievement Scholarship. Bland, a 1995 graduate of Rogers High School and a 2005 graduate of Spokane Community College, is majoring in social work. He is the son of Kathy and Morris Bland of Mukilteo, Wash.

Adam Boyd was awarded a $1,100 Keith Kelly Memorial Scholarship. Boyd, a 2003 graduate of Lakeside High School, is the son of Patty and Rick Boyd of Nine Mile Falls. He is majoring in electronic media and film.

Clancy Bundy was awarded a $2,500 Scholastic Honors Scholarship. Bundy, the son of Kelly and Doug Bundy of Spokane, is a 2005 graduate of West Valley High School.

Teresa Cameron was awarded a $850 Faculty Scholarship. Cameron, the daughter of Linda and William Nelson of Spokane, is majoring in urban and regional planning. She is a 1986 graduate of North Central High School.

Valentina Chernysheva was awarded a $2,500 Trustees Scholarship. Chernysheva, who is majoring in dental hygiene, is the daughter of Nadezhda Chernysheva of Spokane and Gregory Chernysheva of Ukraine.

Joshua Cline was awarded a $2,450 LeMaster and Daniels Scholarship and a $3,000 Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship. Cline, a 2002 graduate of Central Valley High School, is majoring in accounting. He is the son of Linda Saffle of Spokane Valley and Lyle Cline of Greenacres.

The list of scholarship recipients will continue in a future Achievements columns.

Idaho

Several local residents won awards during the recent Toastmasters Area D-3 humorous speech contest and table topics contest. Toastmasters is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to developing communication skills.

Jennifer Henage of the Coeur d’Alene Toastmasters won the humorous speech contest while Richard Easterly of the Post Falls Toastmasters took second and Rob Worcester of the Selling North Idaho Toastmasters placed third.

Kim Brown of the Post Falls Toastmasters won the table topics contest, while Sharon Hebert of Lake City Toastmasters took second and Jeri DeLange of the Coeur d’Alene Toastmasters came in third.

The top two winners in each category advance to the upcoming Division D contest.

• University of Idaho senior Hillery Metz was recently named one of 12 students nationwide chosen to receive a National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. The award provides up to $20,000 for educational and living expenses and includes a 10-week paid summer laboratory research experience. Metz, a 2002 graduate of Bonners Ferry High School, is a double major in biology and microbiology.

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