Couple graduates with highest honors

Couple graduates with highest honors

ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Amy (Jepsen) Schaffeld and Tyler Schaffeld graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., on June 13 as Medallion Award recipients, which is the highest honor an undergraduate can receive. The Schaffelds were two of only six graduates (out of 2,915 students who graduated in the 2008-09 school year) to maintain a perfect 4.00 grade point average all through college.

The couple were awarded their gold medallions June 12 by CWU President James Gandino at a special Honors Convocation at the McConnell Auditorium. The two also were the recipients of the President's Scholars Award in Chemistry that evening.

Amy, a 2006 graduate of Ione High School, received her bachelor's degree from CWU with a major in chemistry and a minor in music. Tyler, who graduated from Hermiston High School, received his degree in biochemistry.

The Schaffelds both will be continuing their education. Tyler has been accepted in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and will start school there in August. Amy plans to attend Pacific University to become a pharmacist.

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