Kaitlyn McElrath graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College on June 2. She graduated with a BA in theater, with an emphasis on directing and management. While at Gustavus she played for the rugby team, was on the dean’s list, studied abroad and was inducted into the Guild of St. Ansgar.
All this was accomplished in three years after graduating simultaneously from Northshore Networks and Shoreline Community College. This July she is heading to Washington, D.C. for a yearlong internship at The Studio as an education and outreach apprentice. In the future she hopes to go to grad school and focus on arts administration.
Kathryn McElrath graduated from Lake Washington Institute of Technology with honors. She earned her high school diploma and AA in baking. Kathryn is the second child to graduate magna cum laude from the McElrath house this June. Kathryn was on both the dean’s and president’s list and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She is currently working for Wild Flour bakery in Bellevue, a gluten free bakery, which is something she is very passionate about. Kathryn will return to school to earn her business certificate with the hopes of opening her own business someday.
WHS 2010 alumni, Danielle Hollister, graduated from California State University Sacramento on May 24 with a bachelor of science degree in health science, community health education. She was one of only six people in the college of Health and Human Services (543 graduates) to graduate summa cum laude (with highest honors.) Danielle attended CSUS on a soccer scholarship where she played off and on for three years before retiring due to repeat ACL injuries. She remained on the team her fourth year in a management capacity. Danielle is planning on attending graduate school in the fall of 2015.
Evan Baer of Mill Creek graduated from Albany Law School at the school’s 163rd Commencement, held May 16 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Baer earned a J.D. degree from Albany Law School, the oldest independent law school in the nation.
Molly McCloskey of Kenmore, a junior majoring in biology, was one of 576 students named to the dean’s list of Saint Vincent College for the spring 2014 semester. In order to qualify for the dean’s list, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better out of a possible 4.0.
Mark Verburg earned placement on the Boston College 2014 spring semester dean’s list. Mark is majoring in biochemistry on the pre-med track in the School of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the Boston College Men’s Club soccer team, which travels extensively in the Northeast.
Margaret Chapman of Woodinville has been named to the dean’s list at Pacific University (Ore.) for spring semester 2014. She is among 303 of Pacific’s 1,783 undergraduate students to achieve this high academic honor.
The following area students have been named to the Hartwick College dean’s list for spring 2014: Hayden Eriks, of Kenmore, is majoring in business administration and economics. Madison Kilgore, of Woodinville, is majoring in art. She is the daughter of Laura Bertellotti and Gregory Kilgore.
Jared Berry of Kenmore has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for spring term 2014.
The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for spring quarter 2014:
The following local students were named to the Central Washington University spring honor roll:
Shelby Ikuko Yasuda
Garrett Alan Blough
Justin Klein Lipana
Calivia Janine Pierson
Lauren Hope McConnell
Alyssa Tierney Johnson
Lynne Elizabeth Griffis
Traci Lee VonJouanne
Christopher Todd Fredrickson
Britt William Sanders
Natalie Annelise Roberts
Brian Patrick Cunningham
Tabitha Iyone Richmond
Parker David Eli Vogt
Alexa Christine Kaftan
Hanna Margret Edelweiss Moore
MICROSOFT MASTERS CERTIFICATE
Emiley Melillo of Inglemoor High School passed four “Microsoft Office Specialist” required exams to be one of the 95 Washington state high school students and only Northshore student to earn the 2013-14 Microsoft Office Masters certification.
To earn her Microsoft Office Master certification, Emiley passed the Word Expert, Excel Expert and PowerPoint exams, along with one of the following elective exams: Microsoft Access, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote or Office 365.