Auburn’s Tyree to study abroad | School briefs

As the spring semester ended and final exams came to a close, students began packing up for the summer.

For 700 Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.) students, including Auburn’s Caitlyn Tyree, preparations to pack looked a bit different as they got ready to participate in one of 43 faculty-led, Maymester and Summer Study Abroad experiences throughout the world.

The programs provide students with the opportunity to expand the classroom beyond the traditional experience. Students are able to visit places they’ve never been, see historical sites and spend time soaking in new cultures.


The Auburn School Board recently recognized Kim Foss, a teacher at Lea Hill Elementary, as its outstanding staff member of the month. Foss has spent her entire 28-year teaching career at Lea Hill. In all but one of those years, she has occupied room 305. She earned her teaching degree from Pacific Lutheran University. In addition to her years of experience as a classroom teacher, she is the founder of the Lea Hill Robotics Club, organizes the Lea Hill Car Show, advised ASB for many years, and coordinates open gym nights and family craft nights. …

The school board also recognized Robert Soimis Cone, a fifth-grader at Lea Hill Elementary, as its outstanding student of the month. In the classroom, Cone is responsible, respectful and ready to work. He is always willing to volunteer with the Green Team and takes the recycling and composting seriously. Outside of school, he plays football, basketball and baseball and enjoys spending time with his family. …

Liliya Artym of Auburn was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Pacific Lutheran University. … Marissa Scroggins was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Eastern Washington University. … Meetra Hamedi, a junior theatre arts major of Auburn, was named to the spring dean’s list at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. … Auburn’s Colton Dorion made the spring semster dean’s honor roll at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas). … Mikayla Chicquette has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University dean’s list for spring semester. … Jason Carey has earned a master’s degree in business administration at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. … Auburn’s Grace Finstrom, Cierra Wallin and Marina Young made the dean’s spring semester honor roll at Montana State University. … Auburn’s Matthew Barner (master of acience, civil engineering), Lisa Dawn (master of education, adult and higher education) and Katherine Wollstein (master of science, forest ecosystems and society) graduate from Oregon State University June 16.

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