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UW awards degree to student who died of cancer

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SEATTLE — He was one of the smartest kids in his high school, with a near-perfect score on the SAT. At the University of Washington, he made the engineering school dean’s list, and in his senior year he was admitted to graduate school at Stanford and MIT. Nolan Roquet couldn’t imagine any better place to spend the last four years of his life than college, where he thrived on the intellectual challenges, shared a dorm room with some of his best friends, planned his future as a mechanical engineer, helped lead his church community group and fell in love.

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