PULLMAN, Wash. — Katie Nyseth, a junior from Cheshire, Ore., was named Capital Press Outstanding Junior in Agriculture at the 41st annual awards banquet of Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics on Saturday (April 15).
The honors student is co-captain and starting point guard of WSU’s varsity women’s basketball team. Her grades have placed the biological systems engineering major on both the Honors College and President’s Honor Roll as well as on the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.
Outside the classroom, she has volunteered at Jefferson Elementary school as a reading tutor, instructed at Little Hoopsters’ basketball clinics, been a Coug’s with a Heart volunteer, served as a Peer Academic Counselor and a sixth grade fun night volunteer at Lincoln Middle School.
Nyseth received a $500 cash award from the Capital Press regional agricultural weekly newspaper of Salem, Ore.
She is the daughter of Steve and Lorrie Nyseth, 23882 Hall Rd., Cheshire.
At the same banquet, the names of 64 students were added to the Dean’s Honor Roll, scholarships worth $546,465 were awarded to 288 students and college faculty and staff were honored for their achievements.
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