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Shawn Miller recently earned his high school diploma from Green River Community College. The 2009 graduate had attended White River and Collins High schools before finishing his high school education at the Auburn community college.

He is the son of Chris and Cathi Miller of Buckley.

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Plateau students named to the Central Washington University honor roll following completion of the spring quarter are as follows:

Black Diamond: Jennifer E. Dal Santo and Lindsey J. Androsko.

Buckley: Paul D. Pirone, Mary A. Baker, Samantha R. Long, Jacob A. Estabrook and Jennifer J. Reedy.

Enumclaw: Brittney R. Higgins, Chance W. Lafleur, Sara M. Satterlund, Ashley M. Abramson, Tyler J. Obrion, Tracy A. Wilkening and Tyrel R. Lafleur.

To qualify, students had to earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 while carrying at least 12 graded credit hours.

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The following Plateau students earned degrees from Eastern Washington University at the end of the 2008-09 academic year.

Buckley: Brent Addink, bachelor of arts in business administration, Sarah Durgin, bachelor of arts in criminal justice, Breezy Gosney, bachelor of arts in education, Megan Larson, bachelor of science in exercise science, Alicia McArtor, bachelor of arts in communication disorders, Nicole Peterson, bachelor of arts in communication studies, Stephanie Stern, bachelor of arts in social work and Lauren Thrasher, bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies

Enumclaw: Kathleen Box, bachelor of arts in government, Joshua Boyd, bachelor of arts in criminal justice, Bonnie Cass, bachelor of science in nursing, Julia Deck, bachelor of arts in education, Ashley Roggenkamp, bachelor of arts in business administration and Benay Wineman, bachelor of arts in business administration.

Western Washington University student Brianne Aoki, daughter of Howard and Deborah Aoki of Enumclaw, received a $1,500 President’s Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.

President’s Scholarships are awarded to approximately the top 8 to 10 percent of incoming freshmen and transfer students, and are based on superior academic achievement.

Aoki, an incoming freshman, earned a 3.94 grade-point average at Enumclaw High School and is interested in majoring in journalism. She hopes to work as a broadcast journalist or as teacher.

The following Plateau students received degrees during recent commencement exercises at the University of Idaho.

Buckley: Aaron R. Raihl, bachelor of science in professional golf management and Curtis J. Cawley, bachelor of science degrees in anthropology and marketing.

Enumclaw: Garrett A. Engeset, bachelor of science in marketing.

Jill Hegland of Buckley received a master of education in management and innovation from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university awarded nearly 900 degrees at its semi-annual commencement ceremonies in Salt Lake City on July 11.

Krista Dietz of Enumclaw has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for spring semester 2009.

She qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Erin Boyle and Kelsey Waddington were among the 850 students who were named to the Pacific Lutheran University Dean’s List for Spring 2009. The list recognizes outstanding academic achievement, as it requires a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the term. Boyle is the daughter of Bill and Devon Boyle of Buckley. A 2003 graduate of White River High School, she is pursuing a degree in nursing.

Waddington, who recently studied away in the Caribbean, is the daughter of Pam Neigel and Jim Waddington, both of Buckley. A 2006 graduate of White River High School, she is pursuing a degree in social work with a minor in psychology.

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