Wednesday, January 21, 2009

People and Places

Elizabeth Rippon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boise State University on Dec. 19, 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, and is currently continuing post-graduate study in business accountancy.

She is a 2004 graduate of Hailey's Wood River High School and the daughter of Clif and Susan Rippon of Bellevue.

Two Idaho high school students will travel to Washington, D.C., in March as delegates to the 47th annual United States Senate Youth Program on March 7-14.

Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch have announced that Kendall Kiser of Rexburg and Breeze Potter of Fairfield were chosen from hundreds of applicants to join 102 other students from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

Funded by the Hearst Foundation, the program grants $5,000 college scholarships to participating students. They spend a week studying the workings of government and public service in Washington.

Potter is senior class secretary at Camas County High School. She also serves as president of the National Honor Society, secretary/treasurer of School Pep Club and managing editor of the school newspaper. She is a 4-H livestock program participant.

Selected as the Speech Student of the Year in 2008 and History Junior of the Year, Breeze hopes to attend the University of Idaho in Moscow and major in political science with the goal of becoming a lawyer. She grew up in the Wood River Valley.

Community School graduate Cody Curran of Ketchum has enrolled as a member of the Class of 2012 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. She is a daughter of Peter and Bonni Curran.

Christian Dallago of Ketchum was among 1,300 undergraduates who have started their first year at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.

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