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Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006

Native youth shine

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  Landon Mishler

The following are a listing of the winners in the Peninsula Winter Games Native Youth Olympics:

Junior boys:

· One-foot high kick — first place, Austin Sumdum and second place, Jack Austin, both with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Two-foot high kick — first place Ryan Glenzel with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· One arm reach — first place, Ryan Glenzel with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Seal hop — first place, Ryan Glenzel with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s and second place, Gabe Holley with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Stick pull — first place, Matt Evans, second place, Jack Williams and third place, Ryan Glenzel, all of the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s

· Eskimo Stick Pull — second place, Gabe Holley with the Kenaitze Tribe and third place, Jack Williams with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Scissor broad jump — first place, Jack Williams with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Wrist carry — first place, Matt Evans and second place, Ryan Glenzel, both with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Alaskan high kick — first place, Austin Sumdum with the Kenaitze Tribe and third place, Ryan Glenzel with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

Junior girls:

· Two-foot high kick — second place, Raven Williams and third place Ashley Segura, both with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s

· Seal hop — second place, Raven Williams and third place, Ashley Segura, both with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Indian stick pull — first place, Shyanne Williams, second place, Christina Glenzel, and third place, Chyanne Rodrigaze, all with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s

· Eskimo stick pull — third place, Christina Glenzel with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s

· Wrist carry — third-place, Desiree Barbaza with the Kenaitze Tribe

· Alaskan high kick — first place, Raven Williams and third place, Chyanne Rodrigaze, both with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

Senior boys:

· Seal hop — first place, Jon Sharp with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Indian stick pull — third place, Ken Harris with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Eskimo stick pull — first place, Tim Baldwin with the Kenaitze Tribe and and second place, Joe Leach with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

· Wrist carry — second place, Ray Batt with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Toe kick — second place, David Jophet with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· One arm reach — third place, David Jophet with the Kenaitze Tribe.

Senior girls:

· One-foot high kick — first place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· Two-foot high kick — first place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· Indian stick pull — third place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· Eskimo stick pull —second place, Lara Olsen with the Kenaitze Tribe and third place, Alicia Oskolkoff with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· Scissor broad Jump — first place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council and third place, Shannon Alexie with the Kenaitze Tribe.

· Toe kick — second place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· Alaskan high kick — first place, Sharon Alexie with the Kenaitze Tribe and third place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council.

· One arm reach — First place, Brianna Goins with the Ninilchik Traditional Council and third place, Kayla Segura with the Kenai Peninsula Dalika’s.

Area students makes dean’s list

· The following former Soldotna residents were named to the dean’s list at Valley City State University: Josh Brantley, Cameron Schneider and Caleb Sizemore.

To make the list students must have completed 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

· Former Soldotna resident William J. Keller II was named to the dean’s list at The Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. To be eligible for the dean’s list a cadet must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and no grade below C.

He is the son of William and Carol Keller and a 2002 graduate of Soldotna High School.

· Former Kenai resident Charles Baldwin was named to the dean’s list at Abilene Christian University. To make the list students must have completed 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.45 or higher. Baldwin is majoring in physics.

· The following students were named to the dean’s list at Northwest Nazarene University: Jami Epley of Anchor Point, Monica Peters of Homer and Seth Waltemyer of Soldotna. To make the list students must have completed 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Keller receives scholarship

Former Soldotna resident Heidi Keller recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence Scholarship by the President of West Virginia University David C. Hardesty in Morgantown, W.V., in recognition of achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the school of nursing.

She is the daughter of Bill and Carol Keller and a 2004 graduate of Soldotna High School.

 

Warren Lee Stevens

Stevens joins Air Force

Former Sterling resident Airman 1st Class Warren Lee Stevens graduated from the U. S. Air Force Security Forces Academy at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Texas. A1C Stevens is being assigned to the 3rd Security Forces Squadron at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage.

His responsibilities are to ensure the safety of base weapons, property and personnel from hostile forces.

In technical school Stevens learned lifesaving procedures and how to provide armed response, directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic, operating speed measuring, drug, alcohol and breath test devices and how to conduct investigations.

At Elmendorf he will be involved in team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures and military operations other than war. He also will apprehend and detain suspects, secure crime scenes and testify in judicial proceedings.

He also has earned college credits through the Community College of the Air Force and plans on working toward a degree in criminal justice.

He is the son of James and Vicki Wood and is a 1999 graduate of Soldotna High School.

 

Landon Mishler

Mishler soars with Eagles

Kenai Central High School senior Landon Mishler was awarded his Eagle Scout badge Jan. 5 at an Eagle Court of Honor. Featured speakers were Bishop Garth Reid, Aaron Swanson and Arn Johnson of Homer. Troop committee chair Peggy Millyard was the master of ceremonies.

Mishler, a scout with Troop 152, chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, garnered 24 merit badges and held the senior patrol leadership rank during his scouting career. For his Eagle Scout project he held a community-wide blood drive that collected 19 units of blood.

Mishler also is a member of the KCHS swim team where he has earned five school records and one state title and has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years.

He is the son of Beth and Cody Mishler. William Jackson is the troop’s scoutmaster.

Fucci returns from Iraq

Former Nikiski resident Sgt. Neil Fucci and his dog Rambo recently returned from a seven-month deployment in Iraq. While deployed they participated in Operation Iron Fist and Steel Curtain on the Syrian border.

He is stationed in Barstow Calif., with his wife, Zara and newborn son, Andrew.

He is the son of Mark and Jackie Fucci of Kenai.

PWG table tennis results

The following people placed in the annual Peninsula Winter Games doubles table tennis tournament this past week.

Joe Szczesny and Robin Bogard, first place; Susan Chihuly and Wayne Brooks, second; Matt Faris and Brannon Ames, third and Ray Debardeladen and Gary Brumley, fourth.

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments every Wednesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the lodge.



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