Plateau People

Justin Clark graduated from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business with distinction on June 7 during ceremonies at Hec Edmondson Pavilion.

He participated in the honors program while working toward his degree in business and made the dean’s list each quarter, which recognizes his high academic achievements earning him cum laude status.

Clark received his bachelor of arts in business administration with a focus on human resource management during University of Washington’s commencement exercises June 13 at Husky Stadium, when the entire UW graduating class of 2009 was recognized.

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A trio of Plateau students were honored when Oregon State University graduated one of its largest classes ever during the school’s 140th commencement ceremony on June 13 at Reser Stadium.

Receiving degrees were:

Enumclaw: Jacob I. Gonzales, bachelor of science, exercise and sport science; and YunSuk Kim, master of science, forest science.

Ravensdale: Jeremy L. Tufts, bachelor of science, business administration.

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Stephanie Johnson received $1,000 in scholarships from Washington State University. She was awarded $500 from the Honors College Can-Do Mini-grant and another $500 from the Honors College Endowment Fund Scholarship.

Johnson graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2007 and is expecting to graduate in 2011 with her degree in neuroscience. She is an active participant in the honors college at WSU, was pre-admitted to the veterinary program, is on the president’s honor roll and was awarded the Adam Duncan Dunn Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Linda S. and Glenn H. Johnson of Enumclaw.

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Gabrielle L. Engelhard was awarded a spring 2009 World Civilizations Student Award by Washington State University. The honor is given to students who demonstrate exceptional writing, research and class participation in the world civilizations program.

Engelhard graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2008 and intends to finish her degree in biology and psychology in 2012. She has earned intramural sport championships in doubles tennis and volleyball and was on the president’s honor roll during fall of 2008.

She is the daughter of Linda and Harold Engelhard of Enumclaw.

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Aidan Clements, a student from Enumclaw, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Clements was invited to this awards ceremony sponsored by CTY based on an exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to second- through eighth-grade Talent Search participants. Seventh- and eighth-graders took the SAT or ACT – the same tests used for college admissions. Second- through sixth-graders took the SCAT, an above-level test scaled for younger students.

The results of these tests give families a better idea of a child’s academic talents, particularly in comparison to the thousands of other academically talented students in the Talent Search. Students can also earn recognition at CTY’s awards ceremonies and their test scores may qualify them for CTY’s summer programs and distance education courses.

Clements, who attends Charles Wright Academy Middle School, joined other award recipients at the recent state ceremony, and was individually honored by Johns Hopkins for his academic performance and promise.

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Chloe M. Stenkamp-Strahm, a senior from Buckley, was among the 942 undergraduate students named to the Gonzaga University president’s list for spring semester 2009. Students must earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average to be listed.

Gonzaga, in Spokane, Wash., is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

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The University of Idaho has announced that more than 2,000 students have earned a place on the spring semesters dean’s list, incuding several from the Plateau.

To be named to the list, undergraduate students earned a grade-point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits. Law students earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a minimum of 10 graded credits.

Students from this area include:

Buckley: College of Business and Economics, Curtis J. Cawley.

Enumclaw: College of Engineering, Justin D. Black; College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, Kayleigh N. Hogan and Kelsey M. LaRoche.

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Washington State University’s president’s honor roll for spring 2009 includes a handful of students from the Plateau region.

To be eligible for the president’s honor roll, an undergraduate student must earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.75 in at least nine graded hours or a GPA of 3.50 based on at least 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

Students making the president’s list are:

Black Diamond: Mallory L. Bouchee, Rachel L. Bowen, Mitch M. Boyer, Arika L. Flynn and Kaitlin M. Geiger.

Buckley: Paula L. Beerman, Jordan S. Bleasdale, Jenifer A. Fletcher, Alyssa R. Long, Jessica P. Magstadt, Eva K. Parker and Michael M. Wood.

Enumclaw: M. Benjamin Black, Danelle M. Borgen, Gabrielle L. Engelhard, Amanda L. Gosney, Stephanie L. Johnson, Levi J. Keene, Conner A. Larned, Mollie E. Marine, Ebony Mena and Nick C. Pierce.

Ravensdale: Venise S. Drllevich, Carla K. Hayden, Erika L. Matson, Lauren J. McTighe, Kimberly I. Mitchell, Daniel G. Mjelde and Cristy D. Wilkerson.

Wilkeson: Rebecca N. Schlotfeldt.

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