Wednesday, July 3, 2013


    Sophia Blunt, who grew up in Hailey, has graduated from nursing school at Murray State University in Kentucky.
    She attended Wood River High School. Having taken Footlight Dance Director Hilary Neely’s sound advice to get her GED, Sophia took her next big step by moving to her grandparents’ house in Tennessee and enrolling in the nursing program at Murray State University.
    During the next four years, Blunt commuted 30 miles each way to school, studied, cared for her daughter, Jade, and worked out life living in the South with her grandparents. She was active in the Murray State Dance Company, serving as co-president her senior year.
    Jackson Bates and Samantha Engel, both Hailey residents, have made the president’s list (3.7-4.0 GPA) for the 2013 spring semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.
    Alexandra Funk of Bellevue has earned a spot on the 2013 spring semester dean’s list (3.7 GPA or higher) at Georgetown (Ky.) College, a Christian liberal arts school.

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