• Kristine Gu, of Bend, has graduated from Tulane University with a doctor of medicine degree and a master’s degree in public health following the spring 2018 semester.
• Maxwell Cook, of Bend, has graduated from Gonzaga University magna cum laude following the spring of 2018 semester.
• Claire Henson, of Bend, has graduated from Gonzaga University magna cum laude following the spring of 2018 semester.
• Abigail Sorlie, of Bend, has graduated from Gonzaga University summa cum laude following the spring of 2018 semester.
• Brandon Pollard, of Sisters, has graduated from Gonzaga University following the spring of 2018 semester.
• Hannah Church, of Bend, has graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree from the Lutgert College of Business following the spring 2018 semester.
High school notes
• Heath Pickhardt, a 2018 graduate from Crook County High School, won the school’s first-ever Booster Club Athlete of the Year (male) award. Heath, catcher for the Crook County Cowboys, earned a 3.90 GPA while batting a .274 for the season with a team high seven doubles, three home runs, 30 RBIs and 31 runs scored. He received a $1,500 scholarship with the award along with scholarships from the Rotary Club and Ward Rhodan Fund. He is the son of Dave and Amee “AJ” Pickhardt, of Powell Butte.
• Mckinzee Mode, a junior at Crook County High School, member of the cross country, basketball and track and field teams, won the school’s Booster Club Athlete of the Year (female) award and a $1,500 scholarship. She is the daughter of Ben and Angela Mode, of Prineville.
• U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Levi K. Larson has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Cindy and Thom Larson, of Bend.
• Maddox Johns, a fourth-grader at Tom McCall Elementary School, won first place in the statewide Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers essay contest. He will receive a check for $150 and recognition at the annual SDOP picnic at Champoeg State Park this summer.
• Family Access Network has been awarded a $10,000 grant from New York Life insurance company, which will be used to connect disadvantaged children and family members in Redmond to essential services such as nutritious food, health care, adequate clothing and stable housing.
School and district notes
• Suzy Yecha, an English and language arts teacher at Pioneer Alternative School, has retired after 38 years of service.
• Gale Clark, school librarian at Barnes Butte Elementary, has retired after 26 years of service.
• Rosie Honi, head volleyball coach at Crook County High School, has retired after 30 years of service.
• Kathy Hayes, records clerk for special education for Crook County School District, has retired after 36 years of service.
• Redmond High School Class of 1973 is holding its 45th reunion Aug. 17 and 18.
Friday is a meet and greet at Wild Ride Brewing, 332 SW 5th St., Redmond, from 5 to 10 p.m. in the group meeting area. Cash bar and food trucks will be on-site. Saturday is a buffet dinner at the VFW Hall, 491 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, from 5 to 10 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per person, cash bar. Checks payable to Redmond High School Class of 1973 can be mailed to Becky Lash at 635 SW Highland Ave., Redmond, OR 97756 or PayPal at redmondhighschool firstname.lastname@example.org . See “Redmond (OR) High School Class of 1973” on Facebook or Classmates.com or call 541-408-6477 for more details.