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Applause - June 6, 2011

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Haverford College is pleased to announce the graduation, Magna Cum Laude with high honors, of Vassily Igor Kutyavin, son of Igor and Tatyana Kutyavin of Woodinville and a graduate of The Lakeside School. Kutyavin received a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry. Kutyavin was elected to Haverford College’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest undergraduate academic honors society in the United States.The title of Kutyavin’s senior thesis is the "Role of Autoreactivity in T Regulatory Cell Development." During his time at Haverford, Kutyavin has participated in revision and publication of numerous scientific articles, and is a recipient of The 2011 Hughes Scholarship, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, recognizing his commitment to interdisciplinary research and academic achievement in the biological sciences.

Christopher Somogyi of Woodinville was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College at the 93rd commencement ceremony on May 22. Somogyi majored in biochemical/cell/molecular.

The following Woodinville area residents recently graduated from the University of Portland: Shayla Behling, bachelor’s, nursing; Brent Miller, bachelor’s, accounting; Teige Weidner, master’s, business administration.

Derek A. Petereit of Redmond, a Virginia Military Institute cadet is among the 277 cadets who graduated May 16, 2011. He received a bachelor of arts degree in economics/business. Cadet Petereit’s parents are Mrs. Kristi J. Petereit and LCDR Ralph A. Petereit.

The following local students graduated from Whitworth University:

Hannah Porter of Bothell has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Robert Schaefer of Bothell has been awarded a bachelor of science degree.

Andrew Belton of Seattle has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Ryan Young of Mill Creek has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Linnea Pearson of Woodinville has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree.

Phelicia Harris, Pamela Rivard, Glory Robinson and Danie Stiles, all of Woodinville, were members of the Pacific Sound Chorus when the group once again captured first place at the regional Sweet Adelines International chorus competition April 2. As the regional champions, the women’s chorus will represent Washington and Alaska at an international competition in the fall of 2012.

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