Thursday, February 10, 2005
Lower Valley students earn academic honors
SPOKANE - Four Lower Yakima Valley students have been named
to Whitworth College's Laureate Society for fall semester 2004. The students
qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining at least a 3.75 grade
The academic achievers include Randal Newhouse of Mabton,
Vanessa DeJong of Grandview, and Prosser's Alexandra Auld and Andraya
EWU Dean’s List students named
CHENEY - Numerous students from the Lower Yakima Valley have
qualified for the Dean's Honor List at Eastern Washington University for fall
quarter 2004. To be listed, an EWU student must carry at least 12 credits and
achieve a grade point average of at least 3.50.
The scholastic achievers include Sunnyside's Glenda Cullen,
Kristi Bottineau, Alexis Heitzman, Kayla Monroe, Lindsey Phillips, Sergio
Resendez, Juan Rivera and Andy Simpson; Mabton's Victor Fierro Jr., Oswald
Fonseca and Monica Sanchez; Bickleton's Jennifer Clingan and Dana Hodge;
Grandview's Laura Van Klinken; Granger's Laura Leach; and Prosser's Sara Adams,
Torben Dalstra, Leena Haija, Claire Smelcer and Matthew Sparkmon.
Cullen, Juris EWU graduates
CHENEY - Melissa Cullen of Sunnyside and Lacie Juris of
Bickleton earned college degrees from Eastern Washington University at the end
of fall quarter 2004.
Cullen received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Juris was the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic communications.
Also graduating from EWU at the end of fall quarter was
Prosser's Veronica Gilmore. She was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Education
degree in reading.
Quinn Memorial scholarship applications due
Now is the time for theater buffs to apply for the $500 Jack
Quinn Memorial Scholarship.
The Valley Theater Company annually offers the scholarship
to students who plan to pursue a career in music, theater or drama.
The scholarship is a memorial to Jack Quinn, one of the
founders of the Valley Musical Comedy Company.
Application forms are currently available at counselors'
offices in local high schools from Prosser to Zillah. They may also be obtained
by contacting Rudy Slupsky (837-3342). Completed applications must be submitted
no later than April 15.
MEMPHIS, TENN. - The daughter of Ed and Elner Becker of
Sunnyside, Kimberly Hudgens was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology
from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies held Dec. 18,
She is married to Earl Hudgens.
Beauty school accredited
YAKIMA - The Yakima Beauty School, owned by 1965 Sunnyside
High School graduate Mike Kennard, has been granted accreditation by the
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.
Being accredited will allow Kennard to proceed with seeking
eligibility and certification with the U.S. Department of Education to
participate in Title IV financial aid. If certified, the school will be
eligible to receive payments of Pell Grants and Stafford Loans by students for
their tuition costs.
Yakima Beauty School currently offers courses in
cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, esthetics and instructor training.
Kennard and his wife, Cis, have also owned and operated
Bellingham Beauty School since 1985.