Ella Skinkis, a 2019 Philomath High graduate, will earn a bachelor’s degree this weekend at the University of Portland. (Photo provided by Karen Skinkis)

Philomath High School alum Ella Skinkis will be among those awarded degrees this weekend at the University of Portland.

Skinkis, 22, will graduate in the top 7% of her class with academic distinction, magna cum laude, and a degree in mathematics at a ceremony Sunday at the university’s Chiles Center.

Skinkis will also be commissioned this weekend into the Air Force as a second lieutenant with plans to serve as a Gold Bar Recruiter this summer in Syracuse before reporting this fall for pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas.

Skinkis, the daughter of Karen and Randy Skinkis, was a co-valedictorian with Philomath High’s Class of 2019.

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