-- Joel Crowther of Mesa recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Far West Agribusiness Association, which represents agricultural retailers, wholesalers, applicators, suppliers and agronomists. He was one of 17 high school students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Nevada to receive the scholarship.
-- Key Club members from Hanford and Richland high schools attended the Pacific Northwest District Convention in Seattle. About 1,800 students from 300 Key Clubs participated in leadership and service workshops and competed in several leadership contests. Richland High Key Club members Marlee Turner and Lindsey Rollosson earned the top award for best nondigital poster.
-- Lindsay Bullock, a 2013 graduate of Hanford High School and daughter of Morris and Cindy Bullock of Richland, has earned a 3.55 grade-point average during her first quarter at the University of Washington. Lindsay is a new member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the No. 1 scholastic and award-winning house on campus. It is also the sorority with the largest number of members. More than 60 percent of the 125 active members of this chapter made the dean's list for fall 2013.
-- Ruben Zecena received a $4,000 Mary Elizabeth and Jack Sr. Howard Scholarship and a $1,000 Rockie Family Scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University. Students who receive these awards must be majoring in liberal arts and demonstrate strong leadership skills.
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Zecena graduated from Pasco High School in 2011. He earned an associate degree from Columbia Basin College in 2013. He plans to graduate from WSU with a degree in English teaching and queer studies in 2016. He is listed on the president's honor roll, is the programmer for the Gender and Sexuality Alliance, and public relations chair for Mujeres Unidas.
Zecena is the son of Sandra Cartagena and Luis Zecena of Pasco.
-- Kristin Caynor of Pasco has been named to the dean's list at Simpson University for the spring 2014 semester. Caynor is majoring in Bible and theology.
To be eligible, a student must have a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.
-- Sapphire McDonald, 12, of West Richland, recently collected $150 in donations for Columbia Animal Rescue Effort in lieu of birthday gifts. She is a student at Enterprise Middle School in West Richland.
CARE depends on public donations to continue its mission to find homes for abandoned, stray or surrendered pets. Sapphire's donation will cover the cost to spay four female cats, neuter five male cats, buy 25 vaccines for cats or dogs, or provide several months worth of food for pets belonging to community members supported by CARE.