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Each week “At Our Best” highlights the achievements of those in our community. It includes honors, awards and other recognition that is being earned by local residents. Please send or deliver such information, along with pictures of those honored, to the newspaper in care of news clerk Jane Stoltz, 1837 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97333 or news@gtconnect.com.

Corvallis woman earns degree

Sarah Kowalski of Corvallis received an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences from Minnesota State Community and Technical College at the end of spring semester.

Kowalski is among 790 spring semester graduates.

Local students receive degrees

Four hundred fifty-nine graduates received Bachelor of Arts degrees from Carleton College on June 15, the culmination of four years of study in the liberal arts.

Levi Atkinson of Adair Village received a degree in studied studio art, art history and European studies. Rebecca Luh of Corvallis received a degree in biology and biochemistry.

Corvallis man named to dean’s list

Gavin Bomber of Corvallis earned placement on Gonzaga University’s spring semester dean’s list.

Students must earn a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.84 to be listed.

Albany man earns distinction

Brandon J. Cowling of Albany appeared on the spring dean’s honor roll at Washington State University.

To be included on the honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Local students qualify for honor roll

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Christina Worotikan of Adair Village and Megan Fox of Corvallis were named to Whitworth University’s spring semester provost’s honor roll.

The students qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Corvallis woman makes dean's list

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh officials have announced the names of students who qualified for the spring dean’s list.

Christine Olsen of Corvallis made the list.

Local students receive scholarships

Encore Physical Therapy of Corvallis & Albany recently expanded its student recognition program and awarded seven scholarships to high school seniors, up from four last year.

The scholarships were awarded to seniors planning to further their education. Recipients were recognized for being well-rounded with either a background in school athletics and/or notable participation in STEAM-based programs. (STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.)

Zoey Bailey of Corvallis High School plans to study humanities and environmental research at the University of Oregon, then pursue a master’s degree in sustainable systems at the University of Michigan. Kylee Crofcheck of West Albany High School plans to study criminal justice and psychology at the University of Arizona. She would like to use her degree to go into forensic psychology and work in the criminal justice system.

Ceanne Elliott of West Albany High School plans to study biology at Dixie State University while playing tennis on their Division 2 team. Her goal is to attend medical or optometry school after completing her undergraduate degree. Chanel Garcia of South Albany High School has been accepted to Corban University and plans to major in health sciences and biology. Upon graduation, she hopes to complete medical school and become a surgeon or anesthesiologist.

Angel Nunez of South Albany High School is set to study psychology this fall at the University of Oregon. He is considering a career in social work to help address poverty, mental health and access to education. Elsa Rangel of Crescent Valley High School will attend Oregon State University and pursue a career in construction engineering management. She hopes to change the way mental health is viewed and considered when designing assisted living facilities.

Jeremy Schaffer of Philomath High School plans to focus on marine studies and oceanography at OSU this fall so he can continue to share his love of the ocean and the outdoors with others. 

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