News and Notes

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary announces officers
The Soldotna AMVETS Post 4 has announced new Ladies Auxiliary officers for 2012-2013. They are: President Hope Haselow; First Vice President Guin Wilkins; Second Vice President Jeanne Sather; Third Vice President Debbie Pound; Secretary Debbie Holloway; Treasurer Lori Sayler; Chaplain Kim Stocker; Sergeant at Arms Robin Gilliam; and Historian Tami Robinson.

Hamilton joins Society of Collegiate Scholars
Esther Hamilton of Kenai has accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only and is based on grade point average and class standing. Hamilton attends Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Peninsula students named to Dean's List at Creighton University
Two students from the central Kenai Peninsula were named to the spring Dean's List at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. Earning recognition were Lela Walker of Clam Gulch, a second year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student, and Trisha Trujillo of Soldotna, a first year School of Pharmacy and Health Professions student. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean's Honor Roll.

Morin earns law degree
Paul Morin, of Kenai, recently graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he completed requirements for the Juris Doctor degree. Morin graduated from Nikiski Middle-High School in 2005 and continued his education at Patrick Henry College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 2009. Beginning in August, Morin will be employed as a judicial clerk in Kenai for a one-year term. Paul is the son of Phillip and Christine Morin.

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