Kennedy grad Sean Guynes named Outstanding Graduate at Western
Sean Guynes, a graduate of Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School, was recently named “Outstanding Graduate” in Western Washington University’s Linguistics Department.
Sean’s done some really interesting things internationally – studying six languages – and was a double major in linguistics and anthropology.
He also traveled to Kosovo to present his research.
Soon he will attend the University of Massachusetts in Boston for a master’s degree in American Studies, where he hopes to write his thesis on literary and cultural themes in American comic books.
Here’s what was written about him in a press release:
Sean Guynes, Outstanding Graduate of the Linguistics Department, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a double major in Linguistics and Anthropology.
A student of six languages, Guynes’ work was published in a scholarly journal in Kosovo, where he also spoke at an international seminar on Albanian studies.
He published several articles in undergraduate journals and presented at more than a dozen conferences nationwide. He received an award for Best Undergraduate Presentation at a linguistics conference in Texas.
On campus, Guynes was a teaching assistant for classes in Anthropology and the Classics, was a Linguistics tutor and was president of the Linguistics Club.
Next, he will attend the University of Massachusetts, Boston, for a master’s degree in American Studies. He hopes to write his thesis on literary and cultural themes in American comic books today.
After that, he would like to earn a master’s in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then a doctorate.
A graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Guynes is the son of Jennifer P. Haas and Patrick Haas.
Congrats Sean and family for a job well done!