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Two from county are Azusa Pacific grads
Two Snohomish County students graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., on Dec. 19.
Anthony Casement of Mukilteo graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in organizational leadership.
Edmonds resident Danica Sprouse graduated with a bachelor’s of science in marketing.
They were joined by more than 600 graduates at winter commencement ceremonies.
Monroe High picks department scholars
Students at Monroe High School were selected as department scholars in November and December.
Department scholar selections are determined by the teachers of each department and based on the students’ interests in their courses, desire to excel, and willingness to pursue further knowledge in their areas.
Students selected as Department Scholars for November were:
Choral music: Sarah Cundy and Anthony Sand
Ninth-grade block: Darrington Goblirsch and Rebekah Anderson
World languages: Megan Bull
Marketing: Sam Schelfhout
Technology education: Cheryce Mattison
Health: Andrew Boyer and Cassandra Bruner
P.E.: Lauren Petek and Jose Mondragon
Science: Gretchen Bahe
English: Jorge Navia Iza and Diego Moreno
Math: Brithni Urrutia and Brandon Harano
Family and consumer science: Tatiana Warnek
Instrumental music: Shelby Everitt and B.J. Kingery
History: Karisa Clifford and David Hysmith
Agriculture science: Maxx McGoff
Students selected as Department Scholars for December were:
Choral music: Brandie Root and Clara Johnson
Ninth-grade block: Sierra Castor and Jacob Pierre
Fine arts: Stephanie Thiessen
World languages: Tiara Crooks
Marketing: Kenna Harris
Technology education: Levi Gilbert
Health: Spencer Petersen and Danielle Pino
P.E.: Sandy Chang and Alexis Rodriguez-Ruiz
Science: Katie Bigham and Carl Bunge
English: Zachary Evans and Raquel Davalos
Math: Nicota Stevenson
Family and consumer science: Emily Aikins
Instrumental music: Austin Ross and Ryanne Jones
History: Steven Taylor and Madison Amsberry
Agriculture science: Aschliegh Smith
UW-Bothell professor serves in Pakistan
The University of Washington Bothell’s Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, associate professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science Program, recently served as the American Cultural Envoy to Karachi, Pakistan.
She spent 11 days in Karachi promoting the importance of the arts for diverse communities and as a tool for addressing important social issues. Her central project included the writing and staging of “Water Calligraphy,” a play on water issues.
Additionally, Kochhar-Lindgren led structured theater outreach workshops on physical theater at The Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture, Arts Council Karachi, Anjuman Behbood-e-Samat-e-Atfal School for the Deaf, the National Academy of Performing Arts, the American School-Karachi, and the Haque Academy. A culminating performance of the play, featuring local Pakistani performers, was held at the Pakistan American Cultural Center.
Kochhar-Lindgren also led a public talk and workshop with local leaders on the importance of the arts for deaf and disability communities at the Karachi City Hall’s Institute of Image Management and spoke widely on the role of the arts in cultural diplomacy.
“It was a real pleasure and honor to be chosen as the first American cultural envoy in 30 years to Karachi, Pakistan,” Kochhar-Lindgren said. “I was touched by the many people I met and found Karachi to be a dynamic city. It was a pleasure to work with the local Pakistani performers and artists and to see the performing arts come to life in ‘Water Calligraphy.’ ”
The trip was sponsored by the U.S. State Department with the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, in partnership with Faisal Malik, artistic director of Thespianz Theater.

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