Students from the Federal Way area are studying their way onto dean’s lists and honor rolls and earning scholarships at universities near and far during the 2001-02 school year. Here’s a rundown of those earning high marks:


Tiffany Picard, a 1999 graduate of Life Christian Academy, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Puget Sound for the fall semester.

She is majoring in communication with a minor in Japanese.

Picard is the daughter of Brian and Pam Picard of Federal Way.

Students named to the dean’s list have ranked academically in the top 10 percent of all undergraduates of the university and earned a 3.83 grade point average or higher.


Named to the Washington State University President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester after earning a 3.75 grade point average or better for the semester or at least a 3.5 cumulative gpa after 15 hours of graded course work were:

• Dianna Lynn Carlson, Shelley Hope Carson, Jin Hyuk Chang, Lisa Lee-Ann Dewilde, Charlotte Ann Kelly, Cerita Lanair Lockhart, Katherine Suzanne Lottes, Michelle Ly, Margaret Virginia McFarland, Denise M. Reaney, Kimberly Arlene Rice, Melanie Elise Schmitt, Brittany Lee Thompson, Hien Q Tran and Robert A Wiese, all of Federal Way.

• Patricia Marie Cawley, Kalae Kathleen Chock, Yong Chu Choo, Shalli Bobbi Dewitt, Sean Christopher Hall, Michael Edward Johnson, Ashley Marie Matthews, Benjamin Turner Pickett and Megan Riebe, all of Auburn.

• Christine Mary Kord, Thuyvu Xuan Phan, Ryan John Ressler, Joanna Sauerlender and Melanie Olivia Son, all of Des Moines.

• Matthew Robert Koch, April Diana Parnell and Michael Thomas Sargent, all of Kent.

Eastern Washington

Jana Reynolds of Federal Way was named to the Eastern Washington University dean’s honor list with a 4.0 grade point average. The junior is majoring in recreation administration and has been employed by Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services for more than two years. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School and Green River Community College. Her parents are Dave and Helena Reynolds of Federal Way.

U of O

Daniel Courtney Milligan of Federal Way and Megan Lenore McNamara of Northeast Tacoma are included on the fall term 2001-02 dean’s list for the University of Oregon. They qualified by completing at least 12 graded credits and compiling a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0.

Milligan is a sophomore with an undeclared major, and McNamara is a sophomore architecture major.

Central Washington

Central Washington University undergraduates who made it onto the winter quarter honor roll with grade point averages of at least 3.5 included:

• Dana Barich, senior; Mabruka Beidalah, junior; Gisele Blanton, junior; Jennifer Davis, junior; Donna Marie Ferraro, senior; John Hirsch, junior; Hyeon-Soo Kim; Sarah J. Larson, junior; Kelly Leach, junior; Amber Milligan, senior; Kim Nichols, junior; Amber Nightingale, junior; A’ndria Salcedo, junior; and Matti Somerville, senior, all of Federal Way.

• Sean Bolan, Jamie Hopper, Alyson Weisenstein and Tammy Zitzer, all seniors from Northeast Tacoma.

• Jill T. Arnold-Phillips, junior; Cynthia Ford, senior; Amber Francis, junior; Edward Weber, senior; and Jan Wiedenhoft, senior, all of Kent.

• Sheena Downs, sophomore; Katie Lymangrover, junior; Alisha Moter, junior; Rachel Ray, senior; Brea Stevens, senior; Lindsey Tiroux, junior; and Tracy Ann Williams, junior, all of Auburn West Hill.

Highline CC

Highline Community College has announced the recipients of its Academic Achievement Scholarships. Each student will receive a full tuition waiver for spring quarter for holding a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Winners include Janica Lockhart and Felicity Stratton of Auburn, Stefan Alano, Ryan Haney, Suzanne Long, Stephen Reinertson and Eric Yip of Federal Way, and Nicholas Birk, Zainab Daghir, Zina Daghir, Daniel Fortin, Kristin Martin and JoAnn Payne-Star of Kent.

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