-- Several locals graduated May 20 from Whitman College in Walla Walla during the 126th commencement ceremony.
Mid-Columbia graduates are:
Haya Jamali of Richland received a bachelor's in chemistry.
Katie Lien of Kennewick received a bachelor's in biochemistry, biophysics & molecular biology.
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Jacob Nelson of Kennewick received a bachelor's in psychology.
-- Tyler Allan Roberts of Kennewick has been named to Campbellsville University's President's List for the spring 2012 semester.
The academic honors list recognizes students who achieve a grade-point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.
His parents are Bert and Dawn Roberts of Kennewick.
-- Tatiana Sandford of Kennewick has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $2,500 for the 2012-13 academic year at Eastern Washington University. This award is given to incoming students with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.8 or higher, or an SAT score of at least 1250.
Tatiana will graduate from Kamiakin High School this spring, where she is a member of the Scarlet and Gold Choir. She also is taking college courses through the Running Start program.
She intends to pursue a degree in nursing at EWU this fall.
Tatiana is the daughter of Ben and Joy Sandford of Kennewick.