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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Honors come to Gonzaga Prep students, volunteers

the Inland Register

(From the Feb. 28, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Al Falkner, principal of Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, recently announced that nine graduates from the Class of 2001 received honors from the Advanced Placement Program for their scores on the 2002 Advanced Placement exams. AP exams are scored from 1-5.

Kathryn Codd earned the designation of Scholar with Distinction by receiving an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Robin Bell, Evan McLean, and Derek Ray all earned AP Scholar with Honor awards. They earned an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams.

Courtney Hammond, Amanda House, Nick Ross, John Wallander, and Theodore Wissink all qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with grades of 3 or higher.

A current Gonzaga Prep senior, Jennifer Norman, has been named a Distinguished Finalist for 2002 by a nationwide program, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program honors young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Norman has raised funds to build an exercise pen for homeless dogs at the Spokane Human Society shelter. As recipient of the award she will receive an engraved bronze medallion.

The awards program is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Volunteers have been honored by the school as well.

The schoolís St. Aloysius Gonzaga Medal has been awarded to George and Debbie Hansen and David and Linda Shea for their commitment to Jesuit secondary education.

The awards were presented by John Traynor, Prepís president, at the Presidentís Donor Appreciate Dinner earlier this month.

ďAll four of these individuals are deeply committed to Jesuit secondary education, and to Gonzaga Prep in particular,Ē Traynor said.

Between them, the two couples have seven children who have graduated from Prep. In addition, David Shea is a Prep alumnus, a member of the class of 1960.

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