Published on Thu, Nov 30, 2006
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Abrams earns distinction
Blaine graduate Alexander Abrams, son of Michael and Charlotte Abrams of Custer, received the Academic Distinction for the spring 2006 semester at Whitman College. The distinction is given to students who earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

Blaine students earn AP designation
Nineteen students at Blaine high school have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the college board in recognition of their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. The college board’s Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school. Upon successful completion of the exams, students may receive college credit, advanced placement, or both.
Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on their exams. Those were: Matthew Gorze, Kendra Rushing-Kuntz and Donald Yung.
Another 16 students earned the AP Scholar Award for completing their exams with grades of three or higher. They are: Sam Abrams, Beth Black, Tegan Bukowski, Nate Dodgson, Melody Freeman, Ryan Goodwiin, Chelsey Gumley, Lauren Hyman, Eli Kramme, Nicole Mattichuk, Will Nichols, Jason Smith, Jordan Steelquist, Kevin Teng, Brandon Utter and Katherine Yorke.

Yorke completes boot camp
Katherine Yorke, a Point Roberts resident and 2006 graduate of Blaine high school, completed Marine Corp basic training October 20 in Parris Island, South Carolina. She has chosen aeronautic mechanics as her career of choice.
Yorke will start school in January in Pensacola, Florida.