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WSU Student From Montesano Honored

PULLMAN, Wash. — Bess Brittell, a senior from Montesano, was named the 2000 Aggie of the Year at the 41st annual awards banquet of Washington State University’s College of Agriculture and Home Economics on Saturday (April 15).

The award recognizes the college’s overall outstanding senior majoring in agriculture or natural resource sciences.

Brittell’s grades have placed the honors student on the President’s Honor Roll for seven consecutive semesters.

Outside the classroom, the wildlife sciences major has been active in the WSU Wildlife Society, has represented the society in the Agriculture and Home Economics Student Senate, been active in the WSU chapter of the Audubon Society and the WSU Raptor Rehabilitation Club.

In addition, she has served as teen program director and special projects coordinator for the WSU YMCA. Through the YMCA, she has helped organize an annual Healthy Family Day at Pullman’s Lincoln Middle School and started a Teens in Service program to involve local teenagers in community service projects.

The fourth generation Cougar is the daughter of Diane and Dave Brittell, 1116 Lake Dr., Montesano.

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 recognized for their achievements.

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