They represent the highest standards of the college experience.
For more than 80 years, Washington State University has recognized ten seniors from each graduating class. These students come from across all WSU campuses and embody the best in five areas of college life: academics, athletics, campus involvement, community service, and visual and performing arts.
The WSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Ambassadors oversee the program. A committee of faculty, staff, and students chooses two winners in each category based on criteria such as leadership activities and academic achievements.
Here are this year’s Top Ten Seniors:
Forrest Fearington (’22 Neurosci.) plans to attend medical school and become a physician.
Annie Lu (’22 Math) has been accepted to a doctoral program at UCLA.
Michaela Bayerlova (’22 Data Analytics), the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, plans to play tennis professionally.
Chloe Larson (’22 Kinesio.), a captain of the WSU varsity swim team and WSU record-holder in several events, intends to apply for an accelerated nursing program and become an ICU nurse.
Jocelyn Granados Mejia (’22 Poli. Sci., Psych.) plans to prepare for law school.
Nolan Thomaswick (’22 Accounting) has landed an internship at one of the four biggest accounting firms in the United States.
Lindsey Gass (’22 Kinesio.) organized virtual museum tours, sidewalk chalk art displays, and more to brighten the days of Pullman’s older residents during the pandemic.
Aydan Miner (’22 Comm.), as president and founder of PERIOD at WSU, advocated for menstrual equity.
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Cameron Barton (’22 Music) plans to pursue a master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Arizona. Not only is she an award-winning artist—her specialty is painting—but Cristina Navarro (’22 Fine Arts) also assisted with WSU art classes. She hopes to work in an art gallery or museum, and possibly teach.
Read profiles of the 2022 Top 10 Seniors at wsu.edu/impact/2022-top-ten.
Derivative staff illustration from photo courtesy WSU CAHNRS