JDHS graduate named university’s outstanding senior

Recognitions for March 24, 2019.

Ciera Kelly (Courtesy Photo)

Ciera Kelly (Courtesy Photo)

Ciera Kelly, a 2015 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was named Washington State University’s 2019 School of Biological Sciences Outstanding Senior for Zoology.

Kelly will be recognized and honored at a reception on May 3. The award honors outstanding undergraduate senior students who have excelled in academic performance and services to the department/school/program, the university and/or community during their academic degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kelly was recently accepted into a study abroad program by nonprofit organization “Hearts in Motion.” She is currently in Guatemala with Washington State University staff and faculty as a student volunteer to help provide medical and dental care.

Kelly was a former swimmer for the Cougar women’s swim team. She was named to the PAC-12 conference swimming and diving all-academic first team in her sophomore and junior year. Kelly was also the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award in 2018 and President’s Award for four years for her outstanding academic work.

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