A Connell High School graduate and international student from Brazil will be the top student leaders at Washington State University Tri-Cities next fall.
Juniors Vanessa Alvarez and Edward Lima Jr. ran unopposed for president and vice president, respectively, of the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities in this week’s election.
Alvarez is majoring in civil engineering and has served as a mentor with the university’s GEAR UP program, as a student ambassador and student elections chairwoman. Lima, majoring in mechancial engineering, also has been a student mentor along with a student senator and held other student leadership positions.
Student senators also elected in the recent election are: Jeanne Morgan, Yuliya Baranovskaya, Danielle Weaver, Israa Alshaikhli, Jessica Leon, Tyler Schrag and Grant Woods.