Wednesday, July 1, 2009

People and Places


Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Among the graduates was Ashley E. Alfs of Ketchum, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in manufacturing engineering.

Community School graduate Bennet Lucas McCann, son of Mike and Anita McCann of Ketchum, has graduated with honors and a Spanish major from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Britt VanPaepeghem of Hailey has graduated with honors in political science from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She played on the golf team all four years, founded the student organization Forum for Political Thought and studied abroad at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. A 2005 Wood River High School graduate, Britt plans to work in Turkey this coming year and then apply to graduate school. She is the daughter of Pat McGinnis of Hailey and Rhett VanPaepeghem, formerly of Hailey.

Blake Ellis, daughter of Winston Ellis and Jayn Thomas of Ketchum, received a Bachelor of Arts degree during the 181st commencement of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, on May 16. She graduated cum laude with a major in international studies.

Sarah Elizabeth Betts, daughter of Lloyd Betts of Ketchum, has been awarded a bachelor's degree in English from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was one of 447 Colorado College undergraduates receiving their degrees May 18.

Alisha McIlwain of Bellevue made the spring 2009 dean's list at Montana State University in Billings.

The "Girls in the Garden" 4-H Club has been restarted through the Blaine County Extension Service. Leaders are Kathi Kimball and Verla Goitiandia. The girls have decided their fair theme—"Saddle Up Your Horses and Round Up Your Cows, It's Farming Time!" The officers are President Samantha Goitiandia, Vice President Maria Haslam, Secretary Shea Goitiandia and Reporter Sochie Goitiandia.




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