Rainier Christian Schools seeks community input

Rainier Christian Schools has contracted with Bassetti Architects for the design of a new multipurpose gymnasium.

The gymnasium is to be built at the Kent View campus along the Auburn/Kent border. Once built, the gym is intended to be a resource for the Auburn and Kent communities.

Local residents with an interest in joining the pre-design team meeting on Aug. 23 may contact Bruce Kelly for more information at Bruce.Kelly@rainierchristian.org, or 425-255-7273.

RCS wants to address the region’s growing population and limited facilities for sports-of-the-mind competitions, visual and dramatic arts performances and athletic events.

For more information about RCS, visit rainierchristian.org.

Elsewhere

Auburn’s Jessica Mortier recently graduated from Fort Hays State University (Kan.) with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. … Mei Eldridge of Auburn was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for spring semester. … Ellen Jacobus of Auburn graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in American studies, cum laude, from Carleton College (Northfield, Minn. ) at its 144th commencement exercises June 9. Jacobus is the daughter of William Jacobus of Seattle and Claudia Epple of Auburn. …

Auburn’s Matthew Yamashita recently was presented with the $4,500 Alaska Airlines Flight Training Scholarship in honor of former Alaska Airlines President/CEO Bill Ayer, to pursue advanced flight ratings. Yamashita, a senior-to-be in the Auburn School District, plans to use his scholarship to pursue a seaplane pilot rating. The Museum of Flight’s Boeing Academy for STEM Learning awarded $143,000 in scholarships to nine Seattle area high school students this spring. …

Western Washington University student Kevin Harris, son of Janet Harris of Sumner, received the $1,500 Helen M. Bengston Keiper Theatre Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarship is awarded to theatre students in Western’s College of Fine and Performing Arts. Harris graduated from Auburn Riverside High School in 2015. He is involved as an Outback Farm coordinator and a Research and Writing Studio assistant. He is majoring in theatre – acting and playwriting and business administration marketing. Harris hopes to graduate in 2020. …

The following Eastern Washington University students from Auburn made the spring quarter dean’s list: Sarah Auburn; Victoria Brown-Miller; Natalie Delaurenti; Erik Eastby; Iris Fiaui; Kristin Freitas; Alyssa Hinz; Elliot Hoeks; Madilyn Lorengo; Trevor Love; Halli McGraw; Megan Porter; Gavin Strojan; Jesslyn Suko; Patience Sula; and Brandon Wong. … Hanna Houck was awarded $3,150 from the Steen-Smith Alumnai Scholarship at Washington State University. She is the daughter of Tracy Houck and Son Houck of Auburn. …

The following Auburn-area residents have received their degrees from Western Governors University, an online, nonprofit university: Treena Daniels (endorsement preparation program in educational leadership); Jeremy Chevalier (bachelor of science, marketing management); Jessica Johnson (B.S., accounting): Julie Levesque (master of science, nursing education); Ludmila Gangan (B.S., accounting); Michael Davis (B.S., business management); Rosalie Minier (B.S., accounting); Celeka Mouton (master of science, management and leadership); Emily Labish (bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies, K-8); Julie Pollard (master of education in learning and technology); Kristen Hauser (master of arts in teaching, elementary education); Tyler Carpenter (B.S., IT, security emphasis); Andrea Nelson (B.S., business management); Anna Polskaya (B.S., nursing); Cindy Barnette (B.A., science); Elizabeth Hill (master of business administration); Elizabeth Ray (master of education, learning and technology); Gordon Bair (B.S., business, human resource management); Jamie Koenig (master of science, special education); Nathaniel Oelrich (B.S., IT, software emphasis); Reese Hentges (master of arts, teaching in social science); Sydney Kubisch (B.S., nursing); Alyna Fitch (B.S., nursing); April Gosk (master of education, instructional design); Karey Cahan (master of arts, teaching in elementary education); Jodi Hill (B.S., nursing); Paulette Fonda (master of education, learning and technology); Daniel Mailhot (master of science, curriculum and instruction); Megan Black (B.A., special education); and Sheri Wakeman (B.S., business management.

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