Friday, June 24, 2011

People and Places

Sadie Grossbaum

Ketchum's Sadie Grossbaum, who graduated June 3 from Lowell Whiteman School at Steamboat Springs, Colo., earned the school's "Ranking Scholar" award. It is given to the student in all grades, 9-12, with the highest academic grade point average for the year in a full-course load. She was also senior class president.

Lowell Whiteman science teacher Nikki Durkan called Grossbaum an innovative problem solver, prankster, impressive leader and motivator, and a gifted teacher herself. She also was the running club captain, a snowboard coach and pentathlon captain.

She has spent a month in Vietnam helping at orphanages, and traveled extensively each spring in Lowell Whiteman's foreign program. Her service work included building shelters for troubled girls and feeding people on Calcutta's streets.

She is the daughter of Narda Pitkethly.

Kacie Femling graduated cum laude from Chapman University in California May 21 with a B.A. in art and a public relations minor.

Femling interned at Orange County's Pacific Symphony with the development and special events department. She was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at Chapman, serving as director of philanthropy and vice president of marketing.

She will begin her career this summer with the Blaine County Drug Coalition as event coordinator for the Sun Valley Road Rally, and will travel to Europe for a few weeks shortly afterwards. She is a 2007 Wood River High School graduate. Her parents are Walt and Jenny Femling of Hailey.

John David Davidson of Ketchum has graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and Literature. Commencement exercises were May 22. He is the son of Janie Davidson.

Community School graduate Bronwen Raff of Hailey has made the spring semester dean's list at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. She is a member of the Class of 2013.

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