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Outstanding Senior

Award to a graduating DTC senior who exemplifies the technical, creative, critical, and culturally-aware goals of the Digital Technology and Culture program.

They are honored here as well as with other Outstanding Seniors from all the programs within the College of Arts and Sciences.


Photo of Kyra Antone

Kyra Antone, 2020 award recipient

“I first want to acknowledge that WSU is on the homelands of the Nimiipuu and the Palus people. To the professors who have seen me at my worst and molded me into my best, I appreciate you. A big shout out to the Native communities that I come from, the knowledge and support from all of you has played an invaluable role in my life. A huge thank you to the Native American Student Center staff and students for becoming my family away from home. I have an immense amount of love for you all—the small things you have contributed along the way have made the biggest impact on my journey. Most important, thank you to my mom and sister for always being one smoke signal away. We did it. Go Cougs!”

— Kyra’s personal statement from her College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior profile

“As a leader, student, and activist, Kyra brings together the interdisciplinary strands of DTC, weaving together creative production and the critical exploration of digital technology and media across multiple contexts. Her work and community engagement fosters an inclusive community and highlights the necessity of integrating and valuing diverse knowledge systems, histories, and cultures.”

— Dr. Kim Christen