Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2001

Students named to dean's lists

Tessa N. Rhyner was named to the dean's list for the fall 2000 semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

To be eligible, students must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

She is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Rhyner of Kenai.

Jessica L. Foster was named to the dean's list at Harding University in Searcy, Ariz.

To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours and have a grade point average of at least 3.65.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Foster of Soldotna.

Area men complete training

Army Pvt. Peter J. Burger, a 1999 graduate of Skyview High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During basic military training, the soldier receives instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle, marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history and traditions.

He is the son on Karen E. Burger of Kenai and Richard L. Burger of Soldotna.

Army Pvt. Ian R. Fernandez Hagen has graduated from cavalry scout course at Fort Knox, Ky.

During the seven-week course, the soldier receives training in subjects and instructions to operate, maintain and fire M2 and M3 Bradley fighting vehicles and armored airborne reconnaissance vehicles, call and adjust fire on enemy targets, recognize friendly and threat vehicles, conduct reconnaissance and security missions, perform foot patrols, conduct land navigation, locate and neutralize mines and operate and maintain scout vehicles.

He is the son of Sherry M. and Tom A. Hagen of Homer.

Skyview grad to represent group in theater festival

Lance Tappana, a 1996 Skyview High School graduate, has been chosen to represent student playwriting at the American College Theater Festival in Anchorage in February. His play, "Sabbato," will be directed and performed by students from Eastern Oregon University. The play is the only student-written play that will be featured at the conference, and it has the potential to be selected to be performed at the national level at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in March.

Tappana is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Oregon University. He is the husband of Maggie Tappana and the son of Mack and Ann Tappana of Sterling.

Ping pong tourney results

The results of the Soldotna Elks Club weekly ping pong tournament are:

First place: Wayne Brooks and Joe Szczezny

Second place: Gary Brumley and Rob Correson

Third place: Skip Dove and Ray DeBardelaben

The tournament, held every Wednesday night at the Elks Club in Soldotna, is open to anyone who'd like to play. There is a $5 entry fee, and partners are drawn at random before play begins. For more information, call Ray Debardelaben at 262-7415.

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