Local students

Local students

receive honors

• Jeffrey Postetter, a recent Inglemoor High graduate, received a $1,500 college scholarship from the annual Fluke Corporation Scholarship Award Program. He is the son of a Fluke employee.

He plans to attend Claremont McKenna College (Calif.) this fall to study economics and engineering.

• Megan Fitzgerald, a junior mathematics major from Kenmore, made the 2008 spring semester Dean’s List at the University of Portland.

• Harding University, located in Searcy, Ark., has named Bothell native Amber Pleasant as one of its Dean’s List students for the 2008 spring semester.

• Sonja Butler, a junior from Kenmore, has been named to the Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2007-08 academic year.

She is a 2005 graduate of Inglemoor High.

Gratton named

outstanding graduate

Western Washington University student Kaitlin Gratton, daughter of Jim and Judy Gratton of Bothell, was honored at commencement June 14 as Outstanding Graduate for the 2007-2008 academic year for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Liberal Studies department.

Faculty members from each academic department selected one graduate to honor as Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community and promise for the future.

Gratton will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in humanities and a minor in French. She completed her senior thesis — on puritanism in first-and second-generation New England — with the assistance of her mentor, William K.B. Stoever. She received the Paul Woodring Scholarship for the College of the Humanities and Social Sciences and was a member of WWU’s University Honors Program.