Justin Johal of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list at Bates for the winter 2014 semester — a distinction earned by students whose cumulative grade point average is 3.71 or higher.
Johal, the son of Jaswinder N. Johal of Mill Creek, is a 2009 graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School. Johal is majoring in biological chemistry at Bates.
The following local students have earned placement on Gonzaga University’s President’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.
Matthew Del Moro
Rachel Vander Wel
The following local students have earned placement on Gonzaga University’s Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.
Kelli Corbett of Mill Creek
Magenta Dumpit of Bothell
Teresa Rider of Bothell
Jasmine Roe of Kenmore
Erika Romman of Woodinville
Caroline Rourke of Bothell
Lauren Scott of Mill Creek
Anja Trost of Woodinville
Benjamin Yee of Woodinville
Harrison Van Til of Redmond
Jonathan Powell of Woodinville is the son of Kieron Powell of Abingdonshire, UK and Teresa Fugazzi-Powell of Lexington, KY. He earned a BS/MD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and will enter into an internal medicine residency at the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Zachariah Lovett of Woodinville, a junior majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the Spring 2014 semester.
The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
Reece Ann Buendia, a 2010 Woodinville High School graduate, graduated magna cum laude in systems engineering with a minor in sustainability from the University of New Haven. She received the Tagliatela School of Engineering Outstanding Student Award. She is the daughter of Robert and Roxanne Buendia of Woodinville.
Brendan McOmber of Bothell received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics within the College of Engineering & Math Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 18 at the University of Vermont.
The following local residents graduated from St. Olaf College. St. Olaf President David R. Anderson ‘74, awarded 785 diplomas to the class of 2014.
Stefan Mellem of Woodinville graduated Summa Cum Laude with a computer science, mathematics and physics major. He was awarded distinction in physics and computer science. He is the son of Robert and Christine Mellem.
Katherine Ulvestad of Woodinville graduated with a biology and economics major. She is the daughter of John and Carrie Ulvestad.
Lindsay Sullivan of Woodinville graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication from Dickinson State University’s 94th annual commencement on May 17.
Nearly 3,300 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Luke Thomas Richardson, Woodinville, College of Arts and Sciences
Sarah Simone Richardson, Woodinville, Hankamer School of Business
Kylie McElrath of Woodinville, daughter of Charles and Sarah McElrath, was named to the second semester 2013-14 Dean’s List at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. The list includes 298 undergraduate students who earned a grade point average of 3.60 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Wash. has issued its spring semester 2014 Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement. To earn academic honors at Saint Martin’s, undergraduate students must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale), carry at least a 12-semester-hour course load, and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester. Local students who accomplished this honor are:
Lucas E. Besel, Woodinville
Carl C. Svanevik, Woodinville
Varvara Smirnova of Bothell graduated May 17 from Rice University. Smirnova received a master of architecture degree in architecture.
Northwest Nazarene University announces that 411 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 spring semester. To be eligible for the academic honor, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least twelve graded credit hours of classes. Local honorees include:
Carl Gaul of Woodinville was one of 250 students to graduate from Cornell College on May 11. Gaul graduated with a bachelor of arts in economics, business and philosophy.
Several local students graduated from the University of San Diego on May 25. Shannon Alberts of Mill Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. Benjamin Cooper of Mill Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and accountancy and graduated cum laude. Sarah Jensen of Woodinville earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, will award Gold Stars to cadets who earned recognition for their academic achievements during the spring semester of 2014. Cadet Marcus Harbol of Bothell is among those appearing on the Spring 2014 Gold Stars list. Harbol was also named to the Dean’s List, recognizing those registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.
Anelese Webster from Woodinville will graduate with distinctions on June 14 with a BFA in graphic design from Western Washington University. She will graduate as the Outstanding Design Graduate of 2014 and Outstanding Student from the Office of Admissions at WWU. Webster is a 2009 WHS graduate from WHS and also attended Woodinville Montessori School.
Webster will be moving to Brooklyn, NY in a few weeks to start with top digital design agency, Huge Inc., as an associate visual designer.
Anirudh Rajesh, a second grader from Shelton View Elementary, took home the first place trophy at the United States Chess Federation National Elementary Championship in Dallas, Texas on May 9 through 11. He played through seven rounds against 317 other competitors in his division and scored a perfect 7.0 score along with another individual; Rajesh, however, ended up receiving the tie-break nod and the championship win.