-- Janice Trusty and Shelley Magelby received the Community Leadership Award from Kennewick School District officials recently for their contributions to education.
The award was presented during the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators annual meeting in Richland.
Both women have been tutoring with Team Read, a volunteer reading program aimed at helping first- through third-grade students, since it began 12 years ago, said the district.
-- Smita Pednekar, a University of Washington graduate student from Richland, is one of 14 UW students who have been awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowships. Students traveling with this $20,000 fellowship set off on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions of the world. While traveling, students may not pursue academic study, projects or research. UW graduate students, undergraduate students in the Honors Program and in UW Tacoma's Global Honors Program are eligible to apply.
Their interests include exploring how people educate their children, how they cook and eat together, how they interact with their natural environments, how they grapple with intergenerational tensions and how they preserve local customs and traditions.
Pednekar, who grew up in Richland, plans to receive a Master of Social Work in June 2013. She is a student mentor at the Office of Minority Affairs, a dean's list honoree and a participant in the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). She also served as an intern at Seattle Children's Autism Center and volunteered at Crisis Line.
-- Fellas Hair, a Kenewick hair salon for men and boys, has announced the winner of its T-shirt design competition: Minju Chun, a Richland High School student.
For her prize, Chun will choose between an iPad or a $400 Visa gift card.
-- Hannah Fulton, a Hanford High School student, placed second in the Washington State Music Teachers Association's Young Composers Project.
Fulton peformed at the association convention June 19 in Bellingham.
Her piano teacher is Onnie Adams of Richland.
-- Jared Miles, a 2012 Richland High School graduate, received a $1,500 scholarship in the Dade Moeller Scholarship Foundation's program for employee children based on student merit. He also graduated this spring from Columbia Basin College with an associate's degree in the Running Start program. He plans to study chemistry at Whitworth University in Spokane.