Graduations

Arianne Judy of Selah received her master of science degree in leisure studies from Oklahoma State University.

Honors

Area students named to the president’s list at Gonzaga University include:

Yakima: Maximillian Archer, Gunnar Berg, Sarah Corn, Trevor Heilman, Nathan Mount

Selah: Raechel Chandler, Brittany Dortch, Mary Graf, Lauren Zeutenhorst

Ellensburg: Timothy Hurson

Students named to Gonzaga’s dean’s list include:

Yakima: Marshall Hurson, Garred Kirk, Noah Powers, Erin Tovey

Prosser: Abby Ingvalson

Ellensburg: Elizabeth Pickett, Macklen Scribner

Jose Barajas Rivera of Sunnyside was named to the spring quarter dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Scholarships

Matthew De Groot of Sunnyside has been awarded the $1,500 Vermeer Engineering scholarship from Dordt College.

Bel Canto of Yakima has announced three scholarship winners for the 2013 season. Bel Canto, celebrating 62 years of singing, raises funds by presenting a Christmas concert and a spring matinee and evening performance. The scholarships are to be used toward a music camp or toward private lessons. Winners chosen from the 13 who auditioned in May are:

Piano player Melanie Packard of Selah, who will be in 12th grade this fall, she plans to apply to Brigham Young University and pursue a degree in history and music. She plans to use her $300 scholarship for music lessons.

Emily Spicer, a Davis High School junior from Selah, has played the cello since age 4. Enrolled in the Running Start program, she would like to go to the University of Washingon and study chemistry while pursuing her music career and ballet. She plans to use her $300 scholarship for music lessons.

Ninth-grader Ioanna Sugarman lives in Tieton where she is home-schooled. She plans to use her $300 scholarship toward private piano lessons.

The Washington Apple Education Foundation awarded scholarships valued at approximately $600,000 this spring to students raised in the state’s fruit-growing districts. It estimates an additional $50,000 will be awarded over the summer months to renewal students. Funds for the WAEF scholarships are contributed by industry members through various fundraisers throughout the year, in memory of industry leaders and friends and annual donations. Recipients include:

Prosser High School: Rodrigo Bonilla, 2011: the Conover Insurance Scholarship ($500); Fruit Packers Supply Scholarship ($1,000); KJ Hendershott Memorial/Chelan Fruit Scholarship ($1,000) and Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship ($2,500).

A.C. Davis High School: Jesus Barajas: the Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000) and the D&M Chemical Scholarship ($1,500).

Madai Martinez: Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000) and the Columbia Valley Fruit Scholarship ($1,500).

Adriana Martinez-Gonzalez: CoBank Scholarship ($1,500) and the recipient of the Nordic Scholarship ($1,500).

Mariany Morales: CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Scholarship ($1,000) and the Borton Fruit Scholarship ($2,000).

Aureliano Rivera: Borton Fruit Scholarship ($2,000) and the Olson’s Honey Scholarship ($1,000).

Suzet Teodoro: Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000) and the D&M Chemical Scholarship ($1,000).

Adriana Flores: Nordic Scholarship ($3,000).

Stephanie Guitierrez: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($5,000).

Yasmin Lopez: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($2,500).

James Vera: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($5,000).

Anjelica Reyna: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($5,000).

Blanca Manrique: Roy Farms Scholarship ($2,000).

Miguel Figueroa: Olson’s Honey Scholarship ($1,000).

Juan Figueroa: Olson’s Honey Scholarship ($1,000).

East Valley High School: Chad Cameron: Olympic Fruit Company scholarship ($1,000).

Stephanie George: Yakima County Farm Bureau Scholarship ($1,000).

Joana Zarate: First Fruits Scholarship ($2,500).

Josh Gefre: Sundquist Fruit Scholarship ($1,500); the Jerry Nolen Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Syngenta Scholarship ($2,500).

Eisenhower High School: Jesus Rivera: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($5,000).

Thalia Bustos: Washington Fruit & Produce Co. Scholarship ($5,000).

Yaneli Iman: Migrant Student Leadership & Academic Scholarship ($1,000) and the Zirkle Fruit Co. Scholarship ($1,000).

Lissette Llamas: Kibble & Prentice Scholarship ($1,000) and the Columbia Valley Fruit Scholarship ($1,500).

Maria Suarez: Kershaw Companies Scholarship ($5,000).

Nora Alicia Castaneda: Borton Fruit Scholarship ($2,000).

Grandview High School: Sonya Fraga: Wyckoff Farms Scholarship ($1,000).

Guadalupe Gutierrez: Yakima Valley Growers-Shippers Association Scholarship ($1,000) and the Northwest Farm Credit Services Scholarship ($1,250).

Norma Mejia: Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000) and the Zirkle Fruit Co. Scholarship ($1,000).

Crystal Navarro: Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000) and the Wyckoff Farms Scholarship ($1,500).

Granger: Maricela Martinez: Stadelman Fruit Scholarship ($1,000) and the Wilbur-Ellis Co. Scholarship ($1,000).

Elizabeth Ramirez: Stadelman Fruit Scholarship ($1,000).

Maria Romero-Diaz: Stadelman Fruit Scholarship ($1,000).

Highland High School: Brenda Meneses: Carl Herke Memorial Scholarship ($1,000).

Caitlin Long: Personette Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship ($500) and the Cowiche Growers Scholarship ($1,500).

Rubi Ramos: E. Ralph & Ida Strausz Memorial Scholarship ($500), the Strand Scholarship ($500) and the Pottratz Family Scholarship ($1,000).

Trey Trepanier: Strand Scholarship ($500).

Noah Westbay: Strand Scholarship ($500) and the C.G. Robbins Memorial Scholarship ($3,000).

Jessica Traylor: Pottratz Family Scholarship ($1,000) and the Sun-Rype Scholarship ($1,000).

Tamika Felts: Strand Scholarship ($500).