At Our Best (May 20)

At Our Best (May 20)


OSU student earns entry to program

An Oregon State University student, Elizabeth Gonzalez, has been selected to participate in the inaugural GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy next month in Washington, D.C.

Gonzalez, who is from Madras, is one of only 30 students selected nationwide, and the only Oregon student chosen.

GUALA is a 12-month leadership development program for alumni of the federal GEAR UP program, which prepares middle and high school students for college. The student leaders will travel to the nation’s capitol to receive training on grassroots advocacy, social media advocacy and leadership skills during a week-long retreat. Gonzalez then will apply these skills toward creating positive change in education policy for her younger peers.

GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federally funded college access and success program serving approximately 700,000 low-income students across 43 states and three territories, and serving more than 5,300 students in 36 schools in Oregon, primarily in rural areas. GEAR UP serves students starting in seventh th grade, and follows them through high school graduation or their first year of college.

GEAR UP programs are designed to meet local educational needs and services, and often include academic tutoring, financial literacy, college tours and parent engagement programs, among others.

HandsOn Willamette presents awards

Ray Tucker and young men of Phi Gamma Delta are recipients of volunteer awards by HandsOn Willamette recognizing their contributions to the community.

The Do-Gooder Award, received by Tucker, is for a volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty, increasing the capacity of the organization. The Volunteer Crew of the Year Award went to Phi Gamma Delta, a group of student volunteers who volunteer on a regular basis. Both awards were received for volunteer service performed for Benton Habitat for Humanity.

Corvallis student graduates from MSU

Kari Hoover of Corvallis received a Master of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies on May 4 from Montana State University Billings.

Santiam Christian announces honor roll

Santiam Christian Schools has announced its third quarter honor roll for grades seven through 12.

Grade 12

4.0 grade-point average: Olivia Boddy, Emma Boersma, Sarah Calkin, Taylor Deskins, Sadie Hellesto, Emilie Kessi, Claire Lee, Cody Manzi, Rachel Maupin, Joseph Miller, Jordan Lange, Zach Paul, Joe Pelley, Abbey Roberts, Micah Ropp, Grant Schroeder, Nicole Whitney, Oscar Xu, Joanna Ziminski.

3.5 or higher GPA: Kathryn Akin, Michael Armour, Michael Brown, Won Choi, Carly Davison, Daniel DeLeon, Jodie Dufour, Erin Fettig, Peter Fricke, Emily Griner, Robert Hazleton, T.J. Hufanga, Jessica Kraft, Katelyn Lang, Garrett Lesko, Camilo Lopez, Sydney Milligan, Caleb Moss, Andrew Otis, Cody Paratore, Alisha Perry, Jonathan Perry, Dryden Reichmuth, Caitlin Rose, Jessi Seumalo, Emily Schumacher, Megan Sorah, Charles Sui, Jordan Swigart Risinger, Emily Thiessen, Laura Thompson, June Wang, Abby Woosley, Zhendong Xiao.

Grade 11

4.0 GPA: Hao Chen, Bruce Chen, Persis Dasteur, Briana Ellis, Madison Gravley, Emma Hill, Sara Kubler, Jacob Kurian, Dennis Li, Annie Luksch, Steven Miller, J.J. Reams, Carolina Sturma, Emma Zhong.

3.5 or higher GPA: Gabriel Archer, Luke Burrow, Jacob Callis, Angi Chen, Christy Darrow, Christy de Vos, Robin Ernst, Ali Garwood, Michelle Gong, Riley Hills, Devin Horn, Chase Hudson, Cassie Huffman, Brenna Humelbaugh, Luke Isaac Hupp, Makenna Jantzi, Kyle Kuenzi, Tessa Kier, RoBin Lee, Jessica Li, Josket Li, Liam Manley, Luke Penner, Susanne Schauer, David Shin, Wil Sutherland, Zachary Warner, Emily Westendorf, Will Whitley, Joshua Winnett, Jordan Wobig, Rachel Van Beek, Hannah Yelas, Vivian Zhu.

Grade 10

4.0 GPA: Justin Aldrich, Heather Bellinger, Brendan Blunck, Keaton Corrado, Darren Crosby, Isabella Fleener, Megan Fox, Katie Kaiser, Khoi Le, Jacob Manzi, Nathan Maupin, Olivia Ledeboer, Emily Nelson, Janina Ocker, Alexandra Perry, Liam Perry, Silas Patterson, Victoria Schroeder, Jennifer Worotikan.

3.5 or higher GPA: Nikita Bazhenov, Emma Betts, Mathew Brown, Tanner Butler, Alice Dai, Anson Dang, Caitlin Fettig, Bella Foss, Madeline Francis, Ray Hao, Oren Hills, Hayden Lesko, Morgan Magnuson, Katy Paratore, Jeremy Paul, Karson Reichmuth, Karliann Sloan, Moriah Sutter, Ty Villers, Angela Xu, Shawn Yu.

Grade 9

4.0 grade-point average: Christopher Anderson, Trai Anderson-Smith, Hunter Bain, Vivian Chen, Zhuang Chen, Dru Draper, Missy Ellis, Ashlyn Fast, Daniel Hendrix, Alex Hernandez, Whitney Mendenhall, Amarie Miller, Brady Patterson, Savannah Penner, Seth Peterson, Josh Swigart Risinger, Abby Teal, Rebecca Thompson, Renae White, Zach Zimmers.

3.5 or higher GPA: Seth Berg, Aaron Coe, Emma Green, Eric Halfman, Madeline Kier, Joe Kim, Malika McElravy, Thien Nguyen, Jocelyn Porath, Riley Roberts, Kyle Teal, Nadiya True, Michael Williams.

Grade 8

4.0 GPA: Elah Banks, Alec Barba, Sophia Betts, Morgan Anderson, Emily Ellis, Henry Fleener, Danielle Jochums, Steven Kontra, Joshua Larson, Mikayla Manzi, Joel Roth, Noah Seumalo, Sam Sutherland, August Thornton, Alexandra Watson, Christina Worotikan.

3.5 or higher GPA: Brandon Atkins, Nicholas Armour, Grant Billups, Ruthann Braunworth, Morgan Collins, Catelyn Clark, Ashley Hammar, Tesslyn Kennel, Mackenzie King, Dustin Kuhn, Madison Kuhn, Yukyung (Kate) Lee, Calvin Otis, Rhyan Reid, Tanner Roberts, Makenna Setniker, Makayla Sloan, Logan Sorah, Jeremiah Tindle, Paige Trammell.

Grade 7

4.0 GPA: Samuel Barton, Zachary Baugher, Kaylee Breyman, Ryan Hall, Jacob Hammack, Kristina Groome, Joshua Lee, Hannah Maupin, Ryan Mendenhall, Gabby Paul, Micah Penner, Sebastian Perfecto, Rebeka Preston, Kalli Ropp, Isaac Salchenberg, Vanessa Taylor, Teasag Tuepker, Tommi Villers, Zachary Watson, Lauren Whittington, Madison Wobig.

3.5 or higher GPA: Emily Balck, Macie Boddy, Leah Boyer, Jonny Green, Noah Hubele, Talanoa Hufanga, Kaylee Isom, James Johnson, Carson Lesko, Lukas Mauney, Baxten McKinley, Lexi Mickelsen, Thad Olivetti, Kyle Paratore, Blake Peterson, Tristen Schumacher.


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