• Zachary Farber, the son of Karen Farber and Daniel Farber, both of Olympia, has graduated from Macalester. Farber received a liberal arts degree in political science. He is a graduate of Olympia High School.
• The following local students have graduated from Excelsior College:
Nickolas David Bidoli, Yelm, Bachelor of Science; Alfred R. Garcia, Olympia, Bachelor of Science.
• The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Capital High School junior Alex Hurley has been selected for membership.
• The following students were listed on the 2010 pring semester dean’s list at the University of Portland:
Olympia: Christopher Davis, Susan DeBord, Stefanie Doolittle, Katherine Elze, Erin Kelley, Kaitlyn McNamara, Joel Nightingale, Joseph Parrino, Courtland Reeves, Kelsey Siekkinen, Seonaid Squires.
Lacey: Patrick Mitchell.
Tumwater: Alex Brotherston, Caitlin O’Malley.
• Thurston County Democrats announced four additional recipients of the 2010 Evalyn Poff Memorial Scholarships, bringing the total to eight.
Tariq Jabaiti of Timberline High School, Evelyn Carlson of Olympia High School, Sarah Cobb of Capital High School, and Jaella Levien of Yelm High School join Daniel Borota and Kevin Quinn of Capital High School, and Taylor Jackson and Ashley Yates of North Thurston High School in receiving $1,000 scholarships each.
The Evalyn Poff Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of an active Democrat who was dedicated to education and service to her community.
• Tumwater Rotary has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students from the two Tumwater high schools and New Market Skill Center. The recipients are chosen for excellence in academics, community service and leadership. They receive a $1,250 scholarship.
Black Hills High School: Shawnta Oster volunteered for various groups including completing a mission trip to Ecuador. She plans to attend South Puget Sound Community College and Saint Martin’s University. Shawnta has also been awarded the Hewitt Family scholarship for $500.
Sarah Nolet volunteered for various groups including the Tumwater Lions, Tumwater School District, Cispus and vacation Bible school. She will attend Washington State University.
New Market Skill Center: Alyssa Anderson volunteered for various groups including AKC Canine Good Citizenship Program, Mother Joseph Care Center, Girl Scouts, Cispus and YMCA. She plans to attend Washington State University.
Victoria McDaniel Rodd plans to study culinary arts.
Tumwater High School: Taylor Brunstad has volunteered for various groups including the YMCA, Tumwater High School and the Washington Senior Olympics. He plans to attend Pacific Lutheran University.
Masey Schrader has volunteered for various groups including Cispus, Little T-Birds, Link Crew, Day of Champions and Habitat for Humanity, and she completed a mission trip to Mexico. She plans to attend Point Loma Nazarene University and major in mathematics.