Awards and Achievements for May 19

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 19, 2013 

-- Richland High School student Amanda Landon recently worked as a page in the state House of Representatives.

Amanda, 15, was sponsored by Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick.

During her time in Olympia, she delivered messages and documents and attended page school, where she learned more about the operations and actions of the Legislature.

-- Pasco High School DECA students recently participated in the annual DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

DECA is an international association of high school students interested in business.

Laura Delgado, Jasmin Garcia and Edith Rangel earned first place in the chapter awards project team category.

The team documented the school's DECA program in six categories and presented their project.

They were evaluated on their presentation skills, use of visual aids and responses to questions.

Adriana Guzman, Emma Cortez and Dulce Valencia also received gold level certification for their project on the school's DECA store.

-- The names of Eastern Washington University's Read to Lead competition winners have been announced.

The Read to Lead competition is open to students with a junior standing who show leadership on campus and maintain a 3.0 grade-point average or higher.

Students are selected by a panel of judges.

Emma Murillo of Kennewick was one of three winners. Murillo is a secondary education major focusing on Spanish. She is a member of the track team and works as a community adviser on campus.

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