Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, February 28, 2005

Hall wins scholarship

Amber J. Hall, an 11th-grade home school student, won first place in the Veterans of Foreign Wars-sponsored Voice of Democracy Scholarship contest. First prize was $1,200.

Hall's essay was titled "Celebrating Our Veterans' Service." In addition to the monetary award, she won a five-day, all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C, a jacket, a plaque, the opportunity to meet President Bush and a chance to compete in March with students from other states. National awards range from $1,000 to the top prize of a $25,000 scholarship.

Area students receive honors

Former Soldotna resident Rica N. Howarth was named to the dean's list at Washington and Jefferson College. To be named to the list students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a minimum of three courses.

Howarth is a sophomore.

Former Kenai resident Jennifer McCard was named to the University of Southern College of Letters, Arts and Sciences dean's list. To be named to the list students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

McCard is a second-year environmental studies major. She is the daughter of Dorothy Gray of Kenai and David McCard of Florida.

Former Soldotna resident Janna Christine Schaafsma was named to Seattle Pacific University dean's list. To be named to the list a student must have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Former Soldotna resident Kaitlin Brett Vadla was named to the Gonzaga University president's list. To be named to the list students must earn at 3.7 or better GPA.

Former Kenai residents Skyle K. Gallien and Shelah A. Moreno-Jones were named to the University of Alaska Fairbanks dean's list and Amy R. Rask and Amanda F. Revnoldson were named to the university's chancellor's list. To make the dean's list students must have a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA and to named to the chancellor's list a student must have a 4.0 GPA

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