Parma’s Crystal Gallegos has spent the last couple of months in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education! This was a pretty awesome opportunity, and I’m glad she took it. Acknowledgement goes to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for hosting the internship.
Speaking as someone who also once had an internship in D.C., though it wasn’t with the government, I can say she’s basically been studying abroad for two months. The culture is quite different there, and there are so many sights to see and things to experience. She is one lucky girl.
In a letter I received from the Institute, Crystal says the experience has been “full of learning and self-empowerment.” I hope it finishes off well, too, Crystal. I’m sure there are a lot of people here waiting to hear about it.
For those Hispanic students interested in possibly taking advantage of the same internship (it includes work, remember. Research, writing, meetings, data entry and more!), visit chci.org/programs/internships to learn more and apply. The deadline is in November.
TVCC honor roll, dean’s and president’s lists
Yet another lengthy awesome-academics list, and I’m not even sorry about it. Cheers to these hardworking and dedicated students!
Caldwell: Nikki Bier, Nichole Drake, Hermelinda Gonzalez, Erika Grajeda, Dominic Lara, Tyler Matheson, Jessica Poole, David Stercks Jr., Ashley Valverde
Middleton: Seth Smith
Nampa: Logan Barker, Dalton Burnett, James Prechtl, Madison Wells, Patrick Wilds, Matthew Wolfkiel
Parma: Amanda Wong
Caldwell: Nicole Agnetti, Nathanial Albert, Kyle Bleazard, Bre’Onna Hilliard, Lindsey Jackson, Robert Kelly, Susan Reimann, Roy David Tefft
Middleton: Cami Cox, Casey Mitchell
Nampa: Ronni Lovingfoss, Amanda Lowrie, Steven Partridge, Tammy Satterfield, James Robert Windolf
Parma: Cassidy Rueth
President’s list (4.0 GPA!)
Caldwell: Joshua Bracken, Melissa Courtright, Donny Manh-Hoang Nguyen, Sheila Norris, Joni Pettit
Nampa: Janice Grengs, Kylie Murphy, Charles Twitchell
Dean’s list and honor roll
We’re going to continue with the academic lists today by honoring these students, who have worked hard and deserve any free food that is hopefully coming their way. Keep it up!
Moriah Barningham, of Middleton, George Fox University
Ryan Bertrand, of Nampa, Eastern Oregon University
Alissa Combe, of Nampa, Olivet Nazarene University
Alyssa Faulks, of Caldwell, Olivet Nazarene University
Austin Holton, of Nampa, Olivet Nazarene University
Carissa Hughes, of Nampa, Eastern Oregon University
Gala Hunter, of Caldwell, Briar Cliff University
Allyson Johnson, of Nampa, Eastern Oregon University
Jennifer Peters, of Nampa, Eastern Oregon University
Christopher Sweet, of Nampa, Central Washington University
These students deserve an extra round of applause because they are done! Finished! Ready to take on the world! (...Or their next degree, whatever the plan is.)
Rhea Gillespie, of Nampa, Fort Lewis College, bachelor’s degree in philosophy
Samantha Hoadley, of Caldwell, Gonzaga University
Megan Humphrey, of Nampa, master’s degree in international development and social change from Clark University
Chris Lords, of Nampa, master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University
Matthew Oakden, doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rockhurst University
Matthew Walling, of Nampa, Gonzaga University