2009 Camas County High School graduate and class valedictorian Mollie McLam of Fairfield was the recently announced winner of this year's Trig-Star competition, held across the state by the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Students from Camas County, Carey High School, Lewiston High School and Orofino High School competed for local prizes at their respective locations. The winner at each high school was entered into the state competition based on accuracy and time.
McLam scored 95 percent with a time of just over 45 minutes in the one-hour competition. She is the daughter of Matt and Debbie McLam of Fairfield and is a third-generation graduate from Camas County High. She will attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
McLam's prizes included local awards by the Big Wood Section of the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors. For her state championship, she was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors along with a scientific trig function calculator from Monsen Engineering Supplies of Salt Lake City.
On June 6, McLam participated in the second level of testing for national competition. She is competing with other state champions from across the U.S. for additional scholarships to be awarded by the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
Sydney Leopold, daughter of Norm and Penny Leopold of Hailey, graduated May 23 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honor's College. She received an honor's degree from the Isenberg School of Management in finance and economics. Sydney has accepted a position with Hanover Insurance Co. in Worcester, Mass., in its two-year management and leadership training program.
Local students making the spring semester Dean's List (3.5 GPA or better) at the University of Idaho in Moscow were:
From Bellevue: Hillary Elmore (letters, arts and social sciences).
From Carey: Justin Dilworth (engineering).
From Hailey: Kimberly Martin (business and economics), Cale Nottingham (letters, arts and social sciences) and Katie Zuck (natural resources).
From Ketchum: Benjamin Syms (letters, arts and social sciences).
From Sun Valley: Ross Clifford (letters, arts and social sciences).