AAUW honors top 2008-09 Sequim female scholars

The Clallam branch of the American Association of University Women has picked its Students of the Month for the first half of the 2008-2009 academic year.

The honorees listed below will join yet-to-be-selected students of the month for February, March, April and May at the association's annual reception in March. The association awards a scholarship to one student from the nine Sequim High School students and one from nine Port Angeles High School students.

The reception is set for 4 p.m. March 14 at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

Sequim Students of the Month, September through January, are:


Olivia Olga Boots

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 4.00 (first of 263)

Current classes: jazz band, leadership, calculus, advanced placement American government, Spanish IV, honors senior composition, wind ensemble

School activities: Associated Student Body executive president and treasurer, ASB junior class president and senator, FBLA chapter president and secretary, Sequim High School band drum major, International Club, girls soccer team (varsity captain), National Honor Society, Interact Club, Link Crew, Women in Networks, Outdoors Club, Random Acts of Kindness

Community activities/organizations: Dungeness River Center camp counselor,

Sequim Junior Soccer referee, Citizens for Sequim Schools' Santa's Breakfast volunteer (seven years), Rotary Salmon Bake volunteer, Sequim Middle School History Day mentor/coach

Future plans: To pursue a four-year degree in pre-medicine with long-term goal of becoming a pediatrician and "devoting myself to a life of service."

Parents: Steven and Patra Boots


Laura Anne Moser

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 4.00 (first of 263)

Current classes: jazz band, college English, advanced placement calculus, advanced placement music theory, physics, advanced placement government/current issues, wind ensemble

School activities: varsity cross country team (four years), track & field team (three years), SHS band (four years), jazz band section leader (four years), Honor Society, Link Crew

Community activities/organizations: Faith Lutheran Church bell choir, Sequim City Band, Sunday school teacher, Salvation Army bell-ringer, CareNet knitting project, church activities

Future plans: Earn an engineering degree at a private university. "I am interested in the field of engineering because I believe that it would be a challenging and rewarding career."

Parents: Stephen Moser, Brenda Spandrio


Amanda Clara Tjemsland

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 3.826 (18th of 263)

Current classes: college English, calculus, advanced placement physics, Spanish IV, advanced placement government, anatomy

School activities: International Club, Women In Networks (four years), SHS tennis team, Honor Society (president), Interact Club (president), Random Acts of Kindness, Link Crew

Community activities/organizations: Girl Scouts (13 years, service unit delegate, camp program director), Sequim Sister City student ambassador, Sequim school board student representative, Saint Joseph's Catholic Church youth group, tutor, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe teacher

Future plans: Attend a four-year liberal arts college with a major in psychology. The goal: "To become a psychiatrist."

Parents: Ann and Pete Tjemsland


Teyloure Ann Ring

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 4.00 (first of 263)

Current classes: calculus, history, Spanish, wind ensemble

School activities: Associated Student Body (secretary, senator), SHS band (four years), volleyball (four years, varsity team captain), Women In Networking, Honor Society, International Club, Interact Club, Knowledge Bowl, Random Acts of Kindness

Community activities/organizations: Sequim Junior Soccer referee, math tutor, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy attendee, Santa's Breakfast volunteer, founded off-campus tutoring program, Boys & Girls Club volunteer

Future plans: To attend a four-year university with majors in mathematics and language, and to pursue a career in applied mathematics. "I would also like to study abroad."

Parents: David and Lili Ring


Sunma Agostine

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 3.89 (14th of 263)

Current classes: American government/contemporary issues, calculus, photography, yearbook, advanced placement physics, honors composition/literature, anatomy

School activities: Associated Student Body (sophomore class senator), SHS girls' varsity soccer team (four years), SHS varsity girls' basketball team (three years), SHS boys' soccer team manager

Community activities/organizations: Sequim Junior Soccer (referee, E-licensed coach), Storm King Soccer Club referee, Santa's Breakfast volunteer,

Sequim School District levy drive volunteer, teacher's assistant, Sound Sleep Clinic volunteer, employee at Khu Larb Thai/Galare Thai

Future plans: Attend a four-year college hoping to major in biology. Then attend medical school and become a pediatrician. "Later, I hope to become a soccer mom."

Parents: Pranee and

Peter Agostine


Blaire Brinnen Maloney

Grade: senior

Grade-point-average: 3.97

(seventh of 263)

Current classes: leadership, advanced placement statistics, advanced placement government, anatomy, honors senior literature, yearbook

School activities: Associated Student Body (treasurer as sophomore, vice president as junior), high school choir, SHS girls soccer team (captain in 2008), SHS tennis team (four years), SHS basketball team (two years), International Club, Women in Networks, Outdoors Club, Link Crew

Community activities/organizations: Spanish tutor at

Sequim High School, all-day camp counselor, Santa's Breakfast volunteer, Dungeness Community Christmas House, Vacation Bible School

Future plans: Attend a four-year university on the West Coast, earning a teaching degree with a minor in Spanish. After college, teach abroad.

Parents: Brown Maloney and Lori Richmond

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