AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
The Hudson’s Bay Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded Certificates of Excellence in STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—to 50 local high school junior girls at a May 18 reception at Washington State University Vancouver. The juniors honored were:
Battle Ground High School
Kyla Pohl, mathematics; and Laura Shannon, science.
CAM High School
Kaitlin Pankratz, mathematics; and Bonnie McRae, science.
Camas High School
Sophie Shoemaker, mathematics; Meghal Sheth, science; and Christina Elliott, technology.
Cedar Tree Classical Christian School
Anna Reddington and Sarah Sheets, mathematics, science and technology.
Columbia Adventist Academy
Lindsay Salsbery, mathematics, Alix Farnsworth, science; and Patricia Booth, technology.
Columbia High School, White Salmon
Juliet Knowles, mathematics; Savannah Story, science; and Sonia Cortez, technology.
Excelsior High School
Hannah Shilling, science.
Firm Foundation Christian School
Anna Nelson, mathematics; and Heidi Rogers, science.
Hayes Freedom High School
Kara Blake, mathematics; and Phoebe Jud, science.
Hockinson High School
Meghan VanderMaas, mathematics; and Grace Gunderson, science.
King’s Way Christian School
Teagan Haden, science; and Halle Colf, technology.
La Center High School
Jenna Melanson, mathematics; Victoria Lamkin, science; and Rachel Lee, technology.
Prairie High School
Jamie Ferris, mathematics; and Paula Hoover, science.
Ridgefield High School
Sophie Miller, mathematics; Katie Collins, science; and Lauren Weatherford, technology.
Mariah Curtiss, mathematics; Abigail Mihaiuc, science; and Olivia Martinsen, technology.
Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School
Samantha Ramsey, mathematics; Michaela “Katie” McNichol, science; and Jorie Freitag, technology.
Stevenson High School
Marina Levy, mathematics and science.
Summit View High School
Ester Rybalka, mathematics; and Camille Baker, science.
Washougal High School
Paige Moore, mathematics; Lenea Kelchner, science; and Inga Opalinska, technology.
Woodland High School
Kayla Moody, mathematics.
WMEA/WIAA STATE SOLO and ENSEMBLE CONTEST
Kaleb Burris, a junior at Evergreen High School, placed third at the WMEA/WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Contest, April 26 in Ellensburg. Burris, a baritone, competed with 24 other state-level baritones in his division. He lives with his family in Battle Ground.
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