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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Gonzaga Prep graduates, faculty earn awards

the Inland Register

(From the July 5, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Memorial Day weekend 2007, seniors from Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, participated in a Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 26, and graduation exercises on Sunday, May 27. Ninety-eight percent of the class’s 205 members will attend college this fall.

Prep graduates were awarded scholarships and grants at a projected four-year value of over $10,800,000 and have accepted awards with a four-year value of over $4,600,000.

Special awards presented at graduation were:

• Bishop Skylstad Award, given to a senior boy and girl who have excelled in theory and practice of religion: Catherine Benage, Spokane Valley, and Braden Fetz, Veradale.

• Curtis Sharp Award, for scholastic achievement, high moral standards, good leadership and participation in athletics: Theresa Hailey, Deer Park, and John McKenna, North Spokane.

• Brother Buskens Award, for a senior boy and girl who in the estimation of the senior class and faculty are outstanding in leadership and loyalty to the school: Elise Kuhar-Pitters and Cameron McMillan, both of Spokane.

• Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award, for best representing the ideal of a well-rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the People of God: Megan Soehren and Thomas Heavey, both of Spokane.

• Valedictorian Award: Elizabeth Elder, Spokane.

• Salutatorian Award: Megan Soehren, Spokane.

• Dr. Jack and Marilyn McKenna Teacher of the Year: Bob Nedved.

• Jesuit Secondary Education Association Ignatian Educator: Sherry Colliton.

• Alumni of the Year: John and Molly (Parry) McKenna '79.

• St. Aloysius Gonzaga Award: Frank ‘Ginge’ Etter`63 and Tim Welsh`63.

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