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Bainbridge Grapevine, April 17

GRAPEVINE, April 17

Hillary B. Pritchett, of Bainbridge Island, was named to the Dean’s List at at Pacific Lutheran University. A 2007 graduate of Bainbridge High School, she is the daughter of Lloyd and Rachel Pritchett.

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Jordan Harrison, a 1995 graduate of Bainbridge High School, recently won two prestigious awards for playwriting: Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship which selects 180 recipients from almost 3,000 candidates working throughout the arts and sciences. The Guggenheim award is for “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” Harrison lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Rachel H. Fisher, of Bainbridge Island, was named to the Scholastic Honor Roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. Fisher is a junior studying applied visual arts.

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The Bainbridge Island Rotary was proud to nominate Glorya Cho for Ambassadorial Scholarship.

A 2003 graduate of Bainbridge High School, Cho graduated with two degrees from the University of Washington, a BA in economics and BA with honors in international studies with a minor in African studies, all cum laude. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

While at the UW, Cho interned to help raise funds for the Future Island School (FIS) in Offinso, Ghana.

In addition, she returned to Ghana to conduct field research for her senior thesis on “hiplife.” Cho discovered that hiplife has broad societal functions, raising awareness and creating public discourse on the state of Ghanaian society.

Between trips to Ghana, Cho organized the FIS Fundraising Project that raised over $7,000 to help build the 16-room school.

Four days after graduating, she was in route to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to complete an eight month internship with the International Rescue Committee, a relief and development NGO.

Cho is now studying Mandarin in Beijing, China. She will use her Ambassadorial Scholarship award money to support her continued training in Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan.

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