NEWS BRIEFS: Area students make college honor lists … and other items

PULLMAN — Several former North Olympic Peninsula students were named to Washington State University’s fall 2018 president’s honor roll.

To qualify, a student must be enrolled in at least nine graded hours and achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.75, or be enrolled in at least

15 graded hours and achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.

The students are:

• Chimacum: Tyler Nicholas Lloyd

• Forks: Gabriella Nicholette Damron

• Port Angeles: Baylie Jayde Devlin, Jessica Ann Foley, Jeani Gayle Hill, Bailee Cheyenne Jones, Hana Marie Kildall, Tamar Tessa Little Youngman, Madison S. Montgomery, Tyler James Nickerson, Dana Roach and Amber Marie Valdez

• Port Hadlock: Carlos Clay Burleson

• Port Ludlow: John William Carthum, Amy Jo Plastow and Hayley Rebekkah Rowe

• Port Townsend: Colin Llwyd Coker, Greta Ann Gamble, Joseph Morello, Jack R. Pickard and Mark Anthony Streett

• Quilcene: Jerrica Claire O. Viloria

• Sequim: Kelly Marie Anders, Noelle Ann Bittner, Michael Bryant, Cameron J. Chase, Riley Joseph Chase, Lane MacDougall Danielson, Melanie C. Funston, Brittany LeAnne Garvey, Tea Frances Carolyn Gauthun, Alexander Lee Hand, Andrew John Hansted, Thomas J. McCulloch, Adare Senz McMinn and Konnor James Parrish

Fort Lewis College

DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis College recently announced that Port Angeles resident Deanna Trujillo was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

Trujillo is an English major.

Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher while carrying at least 15 credit hours of graded college level work.

Alabama list

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama recently announced that Sequim resident Madison Hyde was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

The dean’s list recognizes full-time undergraduate students with an academic record of 3.5 or above.

WPI dean’s list

WORCESTER, Mass. — Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently announced that Port Angeles resident Ari Athair was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

The institute defines its dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A-level in courses and projects instead of by grade-point average.

Spokane rolls

SPOKANE — Community Colleges of Spokane recently announced that two local students were named on the honor roll for the fall 2018 semester.

Port Angeles resident Ryan Conrad Mani was on the honor roll for Spokane Falls Community College.

Port Townsend resident Richard Overton was on the honor roll for Spokane Community College.

Medicare for all support meeting set

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Peninsula Progressives will sponsor a meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The meeting will be held in the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St.

According to a press release, the meeting organizers hope to mobilize support for universal health care initiatives.

The meeting will feature a 10-minute “National Update Video” from National Nurses United.

The meeting also will have presentations from Dr. Rick Doherty and Craig Ritchie.

Coffee, water and snacks will be available, attendees are encouraged to bring bagged lunches and eat while they listen.

For more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

LTCTA meeting

PORT ANGELES — Sequim Indivisible will sponsor a meeting to discuss the Long Term Care Trust Act from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The meeting will be held in the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 Barr Road.

The act, currently in the state Legislature, would establish a trust fund to expand public coverage of long term care.

The act proposes a 0.58 percent payroll tax to fund the trust.

Members of the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action will present information on the act.

Nominees sought

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Kiwanis Club is seeking nominees for its 16th

Teen Leaders Award programs.

The annual awards honor local teens for their leadership and community service.

Nominees must be between 14 and 18 years old and must reside in eastern Jefferson County.

Nomination is by letter which should describe services performed

during 2018 and may include pictures or news articles.

The following information must be included with the nomination: name, address, telephone number, email address and age of the nominee; school attended and current grade; names of parents or guardians; name, address, telephone number and email address of the person making the nomination.

Nomination letters should be marked “2018 Teen Leaders Awards” and must be received by Monday.

Nominations can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Liz Quayle, 1240 W. Sims Way, #231, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Nominees, their families and nominators will be the guests of the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club at reception to present awards Sunday, March 10.

For more information, call Quayle at 360-774-0504 or email [email protected]

Applicants sought

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the city planning commission.

The seat’s four-year term expires in January 2020.

The planning commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month for one to two hours to advise the city council on policies, regulations and capital spending related to growth and development.

Applicants must be prepared to review materials in preparation for meetings and may need to attend occasional public meetings as an observer.

Applicants must reside within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.

The position is open until filled.

for more information or to obtain an application, call 360-681-3428, visit or visit city hall, 152 W. Cedar Ave.

Port Angeles High School sees ‘STAR’

PORT TOWNSEND — Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club presented STAR Awards to six juniors from Port Angeles High School at a luncheon Jan. 18 at Joshua’s Restaurant.

According to a press release, the awards recognize high school juniors for exceptional performance.

The students recognized were Emily Sirguy, academics; Thomas Shaw, career and technical education; Silas Eastman, fine arts; Weslee Laughman, instrumental music; Lucas Jarnagin, physical education and athletics; and Anthony Francis, creative learning.

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