-- The seventh annual Alternative Gift Fair held in December at Community Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasco raised almost $17,900, a news release said. That brings the total raised during the event's seven years to more than $111,000, the release said.
During the event, shoppers met with representatives of charity groups and made donations in the names of loved ones.
-- Hailey Nunez, a senior at Prosser High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Washington Apple Education Foundation for her first place finish in the 2013 Washington State FFA apple judging competition in Wenatchee.
The Washington Apple Education Foundation, an academic-focused charity organization of the Washington fruit tree industry, has granted a $1,000 scholarship to the highest placing finisher of the competition for the past 10 years.
-- Seven local residents attending George Fox University were named to the dean's list for the 2013 fall semester for having a grade-point average equal to or above 3.5:
Pasco: Kali LeFebre, financial major.
Richland: Tyler Koglin, mathematics major; Danielle Nelson, marketing major; Brandon Peterson, engineering major; Benjamin Rinne, chemistry major; Aaron Salzano, biochemistry major.
West Richland: Josh Rapacz, psychology major.
-- Nicole Fredericks of Prosser has been named to the dean's list of Beloit College in Wisconsin for the fall 2013 semester. Fredericks is a first-year student at Beloit.