Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 21, 2000

Area students named to deans' lists

n Annie Ellis was named to the dean's list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. To qualify, a student must have a minimum3.75 grade point average.

She is the daughter of Marty Ames Ellis of Kenai and Lowell Ellis of Juneau.

n Emily Rhyner, a 1998 graduate of Kenai Central High School, has been named to the dean's list at the University of Notre Dame for outstanding scholarship during the fall semester. Students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.4 during a semester to qualify.

She is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Rhyner.

n Jennifer E. Mason a 1996 graduate of Kenai Central High School, has been named to the fall 1999 semester dean's honor roll at New Mexico State University.

The following students names were listed on the Seattle Pacific University autumn quarter dean's list:

n Ian Matthew Cook and Megan Lynn Cook of Soldotna. They are the son and daughter of Britton A. and Christine L. Cook.

n Cortney Ann Engleman of Soldotna. She is the daughter of Ronald and Victoria Engleman.

Students on the dean's list must complete at least 12 credits and attain a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

SoHi students named as candidates

Galen Holt and Allison Senette, both students at Soldotna High School, have been named as candidates for the 2000 Presidential Scholars program. They are among more than 2,600 candidates selected from nearly 2.8 million students expected to graduate from United States high schools this year.

In April, 500 semifinalists will be chosen. Then a White House Commission will select a boy and a girl from each state to be part of the program. Those chosen will be invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars medallion at the recognition ceremony and to participate in activities with their elected representatives, educators and others in public life.

Soldotna woman receives scholarship

Amanda Dehlbom of Soldotna has been selected to receive a $2,500 Academic Honors Scholarship at Eastern Washington University for the 1999-00 academic year.

She is the daughter of Lisa and Mike Dehlbom of Soldotna.

Soldotna man to sail to foreign ports

Cadet Brett Merrill of Soldotna will sail to foreign ports on a Massachusetts Maritime Academy Training Ship. During the 50 days at sea, he will visit Funchal, Madeira, Gibraltar, Piraeus, Greece and Barcelona, Spain.

Skyview graduate finishes Army training

Army Pvt. Levi D. Hollers, a 1999 graduate of Skyview High School, graduated from the petroleum supply specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

The student received instruction in receipt, storage, issue, shipping and distribution of petroleum, oil and lubricant products used by the Army. Hollers is the son of Loren B. Hollers of Kenai.

Kenai resident earns medal

Army Pfc. Jeremy J. Udovich, a 1998 Kenai Central High School graduate, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.

The medal is awarded to soldiers who have served in any capacity in a noncombat area authorized by the Secretary of the Army. The recipients distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement and have accomplished that act with distinction.

Udovich is an assistant gunner assigned at Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. He is the son of Michel Koenig of Kenai and James E. Udovich of West Allis, Wis.

Kenai Historical Society elects new officers

Virginia Poore was elected president of the Kenai Historical Society at a recent meeting. Emily DeForest is the new vice president, and Nancy Egbert is the secretary/treasurer.

Members voiced their appreciation to retiring president Roger Meeks, who served for many years, along with his wife, the late Francis Meeks, who was secretary/treasurer.

The society made plans to host the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association at the Kenai Community Library in May. Also discussed was the reprinting of "Once Upon The Kenai," a local history book originally published in 1984.

Arts council grant deadlines coming

The Alaska State Council on the Arts announces that deadlines for the fiscal year 2001, beginning July 1, are coming up quickly. There have been some revisions to the grant applications for this application cycle. Call 1-888-278-7424 for guidelines for all grant programs, or for more information, contact the State Arts Council, 411 West Fourth Avenue, Suite 1E, Anchorage, AK, 99501-22343.

Local host families needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls, ages 15 to 18, from all over the globe.

The students selected for the exchange speak English and are anxious to learn about the United States by living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own cultures and languages with the host family. For more information about ASSE, call Deanna Thomas at 262-2879.

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