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Medical Lake graduate completes basic training

Rainey Coffin

•Air National Guard Airman Jhangmi Mitschke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

She is the daughter of John and Yang Mitschke of Medical Lake and a 2006 graduate of Medical Lake High School.

•Marine Pfc. Rjan Robertson recently graduated from basic military training at Camp Pendleton, San Diego. He is a 2007 graduate of Mt. Spokane High School and the son of Tracy and Greg Smith of Mead, and John Robertson of Spokane.

Heath Torgerson has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps leader development and assessment course at Fort Lewis, Tacoma. He has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

He is a 2003 graduate of Omak (Wash.) High School and the son of Loren and Melinda Torgerson of Colville.

• Eastern Washington University recently announced four area students awarded scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

Rachel Ladines of Cheney received a $300 Charles P. Lund Music Scholarship. She is a graduate of Cheney High School and the daughter of David and Rose Ladines of Spangle.

Lauren Price of Spokane was awarded a $2,000 Presidential Scholarship. She is the daughter of Richard and Carolyn Price of Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School.

Nadia Grishin of Spokane was awarded a $2,500 Kurt and Gayle Orton Dental Hygiene Scholarship. She is the daughter of Tim and Vera Yurkin of Spokane and a graduate of Rogers High School.

Erika Schiermeister of Spokane Valley received a $2,000 EWU Academic Achievement Washington Scholar Award. She graduated from University High School and is the daughter of Scott and Lori Schiermeister of Spokane Valley.

Robin Brown, a student at Western Washington University, was awarded a $1,000 President’s Scholarship for this academic year. She is the daughter of Mark Brown and Susan Vermeulen of Ione, Wash., and a graduate of Selkirk High School.

Ashton Kilgore and Richelle Scanlan, graduates of Ferris High School, were each awarded a 2008 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship for $1,500 from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The scholarship is renewable for four years.

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