Tri-Tech Skills Center students were honored for their outstanding achievements at a scholarship award ceremony at the Kennewick school.
Samantha Booth, Katrina Ruth, Taylar Armstrong, Taylor Clark and Eimeeli Villa received the Columbia Center Rotary Achievement Award for Vocational Technical Excellence.
Dahzia Orozco received the Terry Bailey Memorial Scholarship.
Victor Sanchez-Zambrano, Ruvim Berezovskiy, Gilberto Espinoza, Michael Perez, Jesus Madrigal, Edgar Barragan and Juan Guzman received the Columbia Center Rotary Tool and Equipment Award.
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Aleesha Doell, Christina Payton, Jesus Madrigal, Michael Perez, Ruvim Berezovskiy and Victor Sanchez-Zambrano received the Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Tool and Equipment Award.
Dahzia Orozco and Shay LaPierre received the Kennewick School Foundation - Faurot Family Scholarship.
Ruvim Berezovskiy and Victor Sanchez-Zambrano received the Dave Fast Memorial Scholarship.
Victor Sanchez-Zambrano received the Ye Olde Car Club Scholarship.
Seven undergraduate students have been awarded research grants as part of the inaugural Chancellor's Summer Scholar Program at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
Matt Engel received $3,000 for replanting sagebrush and researching a management plan for maintaining biodiversity in response to increasing fire frequency.
Elinor Lake received $3,000 for an interdisciplinary study of professional women in education using artistic, literary and historical methods in the fields of digital technology and culture and fine arts.
Megan Smith received $3,000 to examine how the Pasco School District is preparing teachers and developing curricula focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.
Students Geoff Schramm, Joshua Shely, Joseph Traverso and Leslie Walker received $500 each to pay for their own research projects.
Initially, three students were to be selected and awarded $3,000 each. However, because of student interest and the merit of their project ideas, seven applicants were chosen to receive funding.
Casey Tucker of Richland has been awarded a Transfer Academic Honors Scholarship of $3,500 for the 2014-15 academic year at Eastern Washington University.
At Eastern, Casey plans to major in business.
While at Richland High, Casey played varsity golf and is on the Columbia Basin College woman's golf team.
She is the daughter of Kevin and Kathy Tucker of Richland.
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board has selected Hanford High School seniors Jonah Bartrand, Chenguang Li and Sathvik Ramanan as Washington Scholars from the 8th Legislative District. Lucy Wang, also a Hanford senior, has been chosen as a Washington Scholar alternate.
The program recognizes the accomplishments of three high school seniors from each of the state's 49 legislative districts, and it represents the highest academic honor conferred to high school students graduating in the state of Washington.
Ninety-six Student Support Services TRiO program students and 12 Upward Bound TRiO participants were honored at an achievement ceremony May 29 at the Country Gentleman Event Center, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick.
Awards were presented to five honorees at the ceremony including Outstanding TRiO alum, Jose Marcial, who earned a bachelor of science in materials science and engineering and will pursue a doctorate degree. Marcial also has been a researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the past five years.
Three TRiO Spirit Awards were presented to Brettany Green, Erik Reyes and Denise Villa. Green will transfer to Oregon State University to pursue a degree in zoology. Reyes will attend Washington State University and major in international studies. Villa will go to Heritage University and major in social work.
The Outstanding UB Senior was presented to Edgar Gonzalez, who will attend Washington State University and major in civil engineering.
The following students graduated from Yakima Valley Community College.
Grandview -- Associate in Arts: April Isamar Carrillo, Isela Castillo-Corona, Jared L. Churchill, Sean M. Davis, Eric Escobar, Jesus M. Garcia, Jessica Mercedez Gomez, Laura F. Gutierrez, Julie Marie Hernandez, Ryan Hill, Makenna K. Hoffard, Francisco Medina Jr., Erika Rodriguez, Shawna Casey Santini, Lori Leann Serl.
Associate in Business: Jose Luis Espindola, Guadalupe Rangel Gutierrez.
Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting: Alma Angeles, Lozano Ildelfonso, Gracie Madrigal, Melissa Martinez Ponce.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Brenda Cardenas, Miriam Robles.
Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology: Shelly D. Richardson.
Associate of Applied Science in Winery Technology: Rudy M. Jimenez.
Granger -- Associate in Arts: Omar Cardoza, Laura Ortiz Bustos.
Associate in Business: Sophia Yvette Ochoa, Yeni Octaviano.
Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice: Hector Camacho.
Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education: Josefina Venegas.
Kennewick -- Associate in Arts: Krysta Beach.
Mattawa -- Associate in Arts: Richard Travis Doebler.
Moses Lake -- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Matthew Austin Bowen.
Outlook -- Associate in Arts: Vanessa Amber Cornwell.
Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology: Jesus Ivan Mendoza.
Pasco -- Associate in Arts: Debra Upson.
Prosser -- Associate in Arts: Mikella K. Borstad, Nicole E. Garza, Sonia Rivera, Lindsey Margaret Vice.
Associate in Business: Rocio Pedroza.
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene: Hilary Elise Moore.
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: Marsha K. Greer.
Richland -- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology: Valerie Christine Jepsen.
Sunnyside -- Associate in Arts: Itzel F. Alvizo, Sherran Marie Campos, Andrea Sonya Candido, Jasmine Gonzalez, Rosa Maria Magana, Madison Marie Marquez, Josie Marie Marro, Lindsay Marie Medrano, Lisette Ramirez, Eva Velasco, Sandra Zamora.
Associate in Business: Abel Valenzuela Jr., Dinora Verdugo Lopez.
Associate of Applied Science in Chemical Dependency Studies: Connie Diane Marsch.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences: Felicia Lea Garcia.
Walla Walla -- Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences: Kindall Jean Gehrett, Jonathan Weehler.
West Richland -- Associate in Arts: Cameron J. Siekawitch.
Zillah -- Associate in Arts: Barbara Brune, Rachel Margaret Ervin, Brando M. Gonzalez, Weylin MacCalla, Cristian Kairo Torres, Kayla Whipple.
Associate in Arts: Science Option, Matthew Hauck.
Associate of Applied Science in Business Management with Marketing Specialty: Jonathan M. Felan.
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology General and Associate of Applied Science in IT General Support Specialist: Paul Solorzano.
Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Sciences: Kenneth M. Wysocki.