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For Immediate Release

May 16, 2002

Four Seniors Honored with President's Cup Award

The President's Cup, Whitworth's highest academic honor, has been awarded to four Whitworth seniors in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement. Seniors Lydia Wingrove, Rachel Grassley, Rose Sliger and Kimmie Quynh Dao Read have been honored for completing their entire undergraduate degrees at Whitworth with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Wingrove, a business management major with a minor in Spanish, completed her Whitworth coursework in three years. She was a member of the Laureate Society each semester, and she played on the soccer team and worked in the School of Global Commerce and Management. She plans to pursue a career as an entrepreneur or business analyst.

Rachel Grassley, a religion major, served as a teaching assistant and Bible study leader, lived in the Catholic Ministries theme house and traveled to Honduras, LaGuama and the British Isles. Grassley will move to Hollywood, California, this summer to serve for a year as a city-dweller in the Hollywood Urban Project. She will live in a low-income neighborhood and work as a tutor and ESL teacher.

Rose Sliger, an English literature major with a minor in history, was a member of the Laureate Society, the president of Sigma Tau Delta and the co-president of the Westminster Round English Club. Sliger plans to pursue a graduate degree in literature and library science. As a Whitworth graduate, she will continue to serve her alma mater next fall as she works with Whitworth Archivist Janet Hauck on a Japanese-American oral history project funded by a grant from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Kimmie Quynh Dao Read, an elementary education major with a minor in Spanish, received numerous awards during her time at Whitworth, including the Ben B. Cheney Scholarship, the Washington Mutual Minority Teacher Award and the School of Education Scholarship. She was a member of the Laureate Society every semester and immersed herself in the Jubilation dance troupe, performing with the group and teaching dance to youngsters. After graduation, Read plans to teach elementary-level students in the Spokane community.


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