Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007

Peninsula students make honor roll

· Kenai resident Christopher Amen, Nikiski resident James Cox, Seward resident Matthew Atkinson-Adams and Soldotna resident Rachel Goldstein were named to the honor roll at Montana State University.

· Harding University named the following students to its dean’s list:

· Kenai — Julianne Petty. Petty is a freshman who has not yet declared a major.

· Soldotna — Stacey Foster. Foster is a sophomore majoring in management

· Nikiski — Amanda Weaver. Weaver is a senior majoring in management.

· Eastern Oregon University has named Kasilof resident Nathan Schmidt and Ninilchik resident Amanda Matson to its fall semester dean’s list.

To qualify for the dean’s list a student must have achieved and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.

Soldotna Elks table tennis results

Steve Anderson and Joe Szczesny won the Soldotna Elks Lodge’s doubles table tennis tournament Jan. 11. Bob Sizemore and Darin Torres placed second, and Gary Brumley and Gus Guenther placed third.

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments every Thursday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Bob at 262-5130.

Opportunity award winner announced

Carron (Carrie) Murray was chosen as the recipient of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ Women’s Opportunity Award. Ms. Murray will receive a cash award of $500 to help further her educational goals. She will now advance to the Soroptimist Northwestern Region award level to compete for a $5,000 award.

Soroptimist International of Kenai Peninsula is one of 1,500 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer service organization for women in business, committed to making a difference for women.

For more information about the award or Soroptimist International, call Rosanne Van Ray at 262-4339.

Foster graduates

Former Soldotna resident Kyle Foster graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree from Harding University on Dec. 16, 2006.

Ghormley mines a degree

Former Soldotna resident Todd Ghormley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary sciences from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology on Dec. 16, 2006.

More than 80 students were candidates for degrees during the university’s 154th commencement.

Jensen rides high

Soldotna resident Colten Jensen was named to the Wrangler High School All-star Rodeo Team. Jensen was chosen for the team based on his leadership qualities, academic eligibility and athletic achievements.

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