Foster graduate receives scholarship from WWU | School briefs

Western Washington University student Bre Alexis Mills, daughter of Jennifer Johnson of Tukwila, has received the $6,000 Oscar Edwin Olson Sciences and Scholarship Endowment for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Oscar Edwin Olson Sciences Scholarship Endowment is awarded to students in the College of Science and Engineering.

Mills graduated from Foster High School in 2014. She is an undergraduate student in Western’s in the biology program.


Tanna Brinkman and Teal Brinkman of Tukwila and Sydney Lasher of SeaTac made the spring 2017 Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. They were among more than 1,900 students to receive the honor by achieving a 3.5 or better GPA. …

Christopher John Fertakis, of Tukwila, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 21 with a bachelor of science degree in audio and music engineering. He is the son of John and Mary Fertakis and a graduate of Foster High School.

The following students for Tukwila recently earned degrees from WGU Washington: Liann Burkhardt, bachelor of science in health informatics; Roky Louie, bachelor of science in business – human resource management; Thomas Flaherty, master of arts in teaching in science (5-12); and Andrew Stahl, bachelor of science in accounting.

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