Three Grandview students earn Whitworth honors

SPOKANE – Three students from Grandview have been named to the 2006 Laureate Society at Whitworth College.

The academic achievers are Jared DeJong, Vanessa DeJong and Katrina Wheeler.

Also named to the 2006 Laureate Society was Zillah’s Allyson Schmidt.

Inclusion in Whitworth’s Laureate Society is achieved solely by those students who have shown an exemplary academic diligence by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 throughout the semester.


car wash Friday

Motorists who purchased tickets from the Sunnyside High School Grizzliettes to have their cars washed back on May 27 will be able to collect services due this coming Friday.

The May 27 car wash fundraiser was washed out due to a rain storm, so the drill team has rescheduled it for this coming Friday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunnyside’s Wal-Mart store.

All tickets purchased for the May 27 event will be honored at tomorrow’s car wash.

Welch’s to create new scholarship

in Kilian’s name

Welch’s has announced it will make a $50,000 contribution to endow a scholarship for the sons and daughters of grape growers and their employees in Washington state.

The scholarship, which will be endowed through contributions over the next five years, will be named the National/Welch’s Fred Kilian Memorial Scholarship. Kilian, a Sunnyside area grape grower who served as the president of National Grape and was chairman of the Welch’s board of directors, was an ardent supporter of education. A resident of Outlook, Kilian served on the Sunnyside School Board from 1981 to 2004. He died in the fall of 2004 at the age of 64.

There will be one $1,000 scholarship awarded, beginning in 2007, and continuing through 2009. Once the scholarship is fully endowed, beginning in 2010, two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually.

“No one valued community involvement and education more than Fred (Kilian),” said Dan Dillon, Welch’s president and CEO. “This is certainly a wonderful way to honor his memory.”

Randy Graham, president of the National Grape Cooperative, echoed Dillon’s sentiments.

“Fred was passionately devoted to his family, to growing grapes and to education. This scholarship would make him feel very proud, and we’re proud to be able to name it after such an outstanding person as Fred,” Graham said.


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