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MAP scholarships: The YMCA Minority Achievers program aims to motivate and support students of color and immigrant students in middle and high schools to go to college and set career goals. Recipients of 2006 YMCA Minority Achievers Program scholarships: n Jennifer Slade is a senior at Everett High School and will attend Everett Community College next year. Jennifer plans to own her own business and wants to get a degree in early childhood education and a minor in business. n Heather Campbell is a senior at Everett High School and plans to attend Washington State University next year. Heather plans a career in medicine. n Beatriz Montiel is a senior at Everett High school and plans to attend Eastern Washington University next year. Betty will be the first in her family to go to college. She plans to study law. n Amead Al-Rubie is a senior at Everett High School and plans to attend Everett Community College next year. Amead is the first in his family to graduate from high school and go to college. He plans to pursue a career in natural science. n Juan Galvan is a student at Everett Community College and a past MAP participant. Juan is working at two jobs to help support his large family while working toward an associate’s degree at Everett Community College. n Louis Harris is a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and plans to attend Everett Community College next year, then transfer to a four-year university and major in psychology. n Yevgeniy Kupriyaonov is a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and plans to attend Everett Community College next year. He moved to the United States from Ukraine when he was 7 years old. n Brieanna Talbott is a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and plans to attend Everett Community College next year.

Nursing student gets scholarship: Shoreline Community College nursing student Ijeoma Ezeokeke of Lynnwood was awarded a scholarship at the King County Nurses Association’s recent annual meeting and scholarship banquet. Ezeokeke also received a scholarship from the Marey Mahoney Foundation.

Everett foundation scholarships: The Everett Public Schools Foundation recently awarded 21 scholarships to graduating seniors from Everett and Cascade high schools. Eleven scholarships were awarded to Everett High School seniors. Alice Mellema Scholarships were awarded to Colgan Chan, Shawna Held, Kendra Vandree and Michael Welly.

The Bob Whitehead Scholarship went to Mary Fischer. The Frances LaGrave Scholarship and Dave Taylor Scholarship went to Linda Huynh.

The Willinor Scholarship, Michael Shaler Memorial Scholarship, and Stanley S. Mitchell Scholarship went to Heather Campbell. The Ofstie Scholarship went to Edison Kent.

Ten scholarships were awarded to Cascade High School seniors. The Bob Whitehead Scholarship went to Jenna Eagle. The Frances LaGrave Scholarship went to Jose Mancilla.

The Willinor Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Cole. The Michael Gilcrest Scholarship went to Evan Crawford. The Ofstie Scholarship and the Howarth Art Scholarship went to Sharon Park.

The Ashley Bergman Scholarship was awarded to Stephen Pickard. The Marsha Cogdill Scholarship went to Andalyn Mullen. Mark Reiman Scholarships were awarded to Kelsey Lundberg and Blake Vigoren.

UWB grad honors: The University of Washington-Bothell will hold commencement exercises Sunday. Debra Lynn Anderson of Bothell, who is enrolled in the teacher certification program, was chosen to be the student speaker. Other student honors: n Susanne Steffes received the President’s Medal, which recognizes a graduating senior with an outstanding academic record. Steffes earned her bachelor of science in nursing with a 3.98 grade-point average. n Rebecca Buscher received the Chancellor’s Medal, which recognizes a graduate for extraordinary commitment to learning while on campus. Buscher completed a master’s of business administration while battling a rare form of cancer.

UWB student leaders: The University of Washington-Bothell recently presented awards for Outstanding Student Leadership for 2006. These awards recognize graduating students and student groups who have made significant and measurable positive contributions to life on campus and in the surrounding communities and have demonstrated innovation and creativity in their work, as well as inspiring others in the process. Outstanding Team Award (two winners) n The Campus Events Board, whose five members are Cristopher Dwan (chair), Courtney Burnett, Erica Fermon, Sameen Ali and Stephanie Truly. This group collaborated with other student clubs and Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell on programs and events. n The Services and Activities Fee Committee. The seven members of SAF are David Cohen (chair), Anthony Cruz, Doug Gordon, Narea Kang, Abraham Kannankeril, Michelle Krater, Joseph Vreedenburgh and Chelsea Knodel (ex-officio). This committee reviewed dozens of requests for funding, studied funding proposals and drafted budget stipulations culminating in a well-prepared, balanced budget for 2006-07. Outstanding Service to the Community Award: Kam Yee, project organizer for “Space Huskies,” which helped fifth- and sixth-graders participate in a NASA-sponsored national competition. Under Yee’s leadership and guidance, students from her group built confidence and knowledge with schoolchildren by practicing science in team settings. Outstanding Student Leaders of the Year Award n David Cohen: As the chairman of the SAF Committee, David tackled controversial issues, and did so with great civility and respect for others. In addition, he was a founding member of the new Student Congress. n Christopher Dwan: As the chairman of the Campus Events Board during its pioneer year, Christopher consistently contributed to the betterment of the campus community by acting as a voice for students and showing great commitment for serving students’ needs. In his spare time, he founded two recreational clubs. n Chelsea Knodel: Chelsea was passionate about serving others in her roles as ASUWB vice president, ex-officio representative to the SAF Committee and member of the Honors and Ceremonies Committee. Her time commitment far exceeded any compensation received for serving in ASUWB.

Student fares well in state bee: Monroe Middle School seventh-grader Sohaib Hussain’s knowledge of the world’s geography earned him a spot in the top 20 in this year’s National Geographic Society’s Washington Geographic Bee held earlier this spring in Tacoma at Pacific Lutheran University. Only 100 students from across the state earned the opportunity to compete. His brother, Zulqurnain, a sixth-grader, won Monroe Middle’s Geography Bee last year.

President’s List: Jaime Pepin, Arlington and Erika Heins, Everett, are on the President’s List at Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, Fla.

College honors: Kelsey Beaman, Edmonds, and Laura Brade, Everett, were inducted into the Arete Society for outstanding scholarship at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.

Graduates: Local students who recently graduated from colleges and universities include:

* Rod Nubgaard, Lake Stevens, Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the National War College, Washington, D.C. n Elizabeth Person, Lake Stevens, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind. n Jakob Freid, Stanwood, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Dean’s List: Students on college and university Dean’s Lists include:

Brendan Kelley, Edmonds, and Alan David Hoffmann, Lake Stevens, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

Kathryn Turner, Everett; Katherine Brown, Gold Bar; Jason Flamiatos; and Cole Vonder Haar, Lynnwood, University of Portland, Portland, Ore.

Scholarships: Students who recently received scholarships include:

* Meadowdale Senior High School senior Timothy Ramberg,President’s Scholar, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma. Merit-based scholarship covers $14,000 in tuition the first year and increases by $500 each year for four years. Timothy is the son of Jon and Maria Ramberg of Lynnwood. n Stephanie Watts, Cascadia Community College, Kristianne Chavez who will attend Whitman College; Jamie Welk (Clagett) who will attend the University of Washington-Bothell, $500 scholarships from Monroe Lions Club for seniors at Monroe High School. n From Normanna Lodge No. 3, Sons of Norway, Everett, scholarships given to: Andalyn Mullen and Charlyn Mullen, Cascade High School; Courtenay Ray, Everett High School; and Kari Bryann Hinds, Arlington. n Kathryn Turner, Everett; Michael Kopczynski, Everett, University of Portland, Portland, Ore.

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