Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, January 17, 2005

Area students make honor roll, dean's list

The following students were named to the honor roll at Oregon State University. To make the honor roll students must earn at 3.5 or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Homer — Senior Patrick O. Kinney in exercise and sports science; and senior James B. Calhoun in environmental science; and

Soldotna — Senior Mark D. Wackler in fisheries and wildlife science.

The following students were named to the honor roll at Montana State University. To make the honor roll students must earn at 3.5 or better and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Anchor Point — Ingrid Abrahamson;

Homer — William Creamer, Sydney Schoepke and Clayton Smith;

Kenai — Katherine Amen; and

Soldotna — Jacob Fellman, Rachel Goldstein, Mark Harro and Oliver Murry.

Former Kenai resident Micha Houtz recently was named to the dean's list at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. In order to be named to the list a student must earn at least a 3.3 grade point average.

Houtz is studying electrical engineering.

SoHi grad to march in inauguration parade

Soldotna High School graduate, class of 2002, Cadet Sgt. William J. Keller II will march in the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., with the entire corps of cadets from the Virginia Military Institute of Lexington, Va. Cadet Keller is in his third year at the military school and will be a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation in May 2006. He is the son of Bill and Carol Keller of Soldotna.

Moore finishes Navy basic training

Dezaray D. Moore, Navy airman apprentice, daughter of Donna G. and John A. Moore of Kenai, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Moore completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Moore is a 2003 graduate of Grand Junction High School of Grand Junction, Colo.

Martushev serves in Fallujah

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kalin I. Martushev, along with 100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently joined the 15,000 service member sweep of Fallujah, and has since committed to ensuring security and stability in the cities Kandari and Nasar Wa Salam.

Members of Martushev's unit have conducted more than 120 patrols,13 platoon reinforced raids and a company reinforced search of Kandari. Martushev's unit is trained to conduct operations including amphibious, helicopter and boat raids, tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, noncombatant evacuation operations and humanitarian assistance operations. He is a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Stocks graduates medical training program

Navy recruit Bryan W. Stocks, son of Lillian M. and Terry R. Stocks of Kenai, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the 14-week course, Stocks learned a wide range of medical procedures used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. Stocks also received introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration offices.

Stocks' newly acquired skills and knowledge will enable him to help provide quality health care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. Stocks' first assignment after school will involve direct patient care, but with his training, Stocks can work in several areas, including first aid and assisting with minor surgery, pharmacy and laboratory analysis, patient transportation and food service inspections.

Stocks is a 2004 graduate of Kenai Central High School and joined the Navy in June 2004.

Clarinetist makes honor band

Former Soldotna resident Tashina Wortham-Turnbull recently was selected to play in the honor band for the Clark County School District in Mesquite, Ariz.

Worthham-Turnbull is a sophomore at Virgin Valley High School and plays the clarinet.

She is the daughter of Craig and Tammy Turnbull of Mesquite, Ariz. and Shane Wortham of Nevada. Her grandparents are Mary Carew of Kenai, Leland West of Sterling, Bob and Sue Wortham of Nevada, and Dick and Bonnie Turnbull of Nikiski. Her great-grandparents are Jack and Ruby Jackson of Soldotna.

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