Littleton native Clare Sobetski receives award upon graduation from Whitman College

WALLA WALLA, WA (06/05/2013)(readMedia)-- Clare Sobetski of Littleton, Colo. was honored with an award upon her graduation from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Sobetski was selected as a recipient of the Jan Mejer Award for Best Essay in Environmental Studies, an award established in 1998 to honor a previous director of the Environmental Studies program.

She was also elected as a new member of Phi Beta Kappa, a national honor society that recognizes students who have succeeded academically in a wide variety of courses in the arts and sciences, including mathematics and foreign language. The Whitman chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1920.

Sobetski is the daughter of Jerome and Julie Sobetski and a 2009 graduate of Littleton High School. She received a B.A. in Environmental Humanities during the Whitman commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19.

Whitman College is an independent, non-sectarian residential college fostering intellectual vitality, confidence and leadership in its 1,450 students. Also noted for its commitment to environmental principles, Whitman is characterized by intellect, down-to-earth sensibilities, collaboration over competition and an active lifestyle.