Hannah Leigh Vigue graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Marine Ecology.

Sarah Everett graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Dance.

Zander Hoke was named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College’s school of business. Hoke is a legal studies major at the New York school.

Travis Monagle, Emily Smith and Nicholas Martin were all named to the Easter Oregon University Dean’s List for the fall 2012 term. To qualify, students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA.


Army 1st Lt. Blayne A. Rankin has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Rankin is a medical platoon leader assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

He is the son of Cheryl Forte of Canon City, Colo., and Jon Rankin of Albemarle, N.C. His wife, Britney Rankin, is the daughter of Lee and Cheryl Buchhorn of Juneau, Alaska.

The first lieutenant is a 2006 graduate of Canon City High School, Colo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Texas A&M, College Station, Texas.


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