“Educated together beginning in MRS. CORDERS’ first-grade class at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, our daughter HANNAH GRAMSON (pictured right) and her best friend DANI BERGESON (pictured left) will both be graduating with honors from Pacific University in Forest Grove,” MITCH and DEBBIE GRAMSON told the Ear.

“After sharing 16 memorable years, and with the last three as college roommates, Hannah G. and Dani B. will finally be going their separate ways to pursue graduate degrees,” the couple explained. “Congratulations girls, for making it through four tough years of college, and for remaining such good friends from that first day, when Dani was put into Hannah’s reading group back in first grade. Look out life, here they come!”

— Elleda Wilson