Blainestudents win awards

Published on Thu, Jun 22, 2006
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Blaine students win awards

Blaine high school alumnus Devlin Montfort was awarded top honors and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering by Washington State University in Pullman, graduating magna cum laude.
Montfort was chosen outstanding senior in civil engineering in the College of Engineering and Architecture. He was awarded the dean’s merit scholarship for the College of Engineering and Architecture, the S. Town Stephenson scholarship by the honors council of the University Honors College, the honors college dean’s award, and an honors certificate with international emphasis for studies abroad in Argentina and Chile.

Brendan Mulholland, a 2004 graduate of Blaine high school and a sophomore at Santa Clara University in California, was recently named a recipient of the 2006 POLYED undergraduate award for achievement in organic chemistry. The award is generally given to the top sophomore or junior at a university who is majoring in chemistry, or a related discipline and is based on outstanding performance in the full year organic chemistry courses.

Blaine resident Maire Creegan of Blaine recently graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor’s degree in drama.

Two Blaine residents were awarded president’s scholarships from Western Washington University for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Stephanie Lerner, daughter of Paul and Elaine Lerner, received a $1,000 scholarship. She said she is interested in studying anthropology and has volunteered at the Blaine library.
Matthew Gorze, son of Gus and Theresa Gorze, received a $1,500 scholarship. Gorze said he is interested in studying environmental science and getting a degree in forestry.
The president’s scholarship is awarded to approximately the top eight to 10 percent of the incoming freshman class and is based on superior academic achievement.