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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2002

Scholarship program planned for Saturday

The 2002 Alaska National Teenager Scholarship program will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Central High School auditorium. The program will feature young women from the state competing for more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Contestants are judged on academics, leadership and communication. Two winners will continue on to compete at the national program in July at Opryland USA. Tickets for the program can be purchased at the door or by calling 262-4603.

Challenger offers classroom scholarships

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will award 20 Super Missions and 20 e-Missions to Alaska classrooms. Super Missions, for students in grades five through eight, include an in-facility simulated space mission, a two-and-a-half hour class and overnight accommodations at the center. The e-Mission program is a distance learning experience where middle and high school students participate in an interactive earth science simulation via the Internet.

Forty scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be completed and returned by fax or mail by April 19. Selected classrooms will be announced by May 17. For an application, e-mail, visit or call 283-2000.

'Will to Win' application deadline approaches

Applications for the 2002 "Will to Win" Asthma Athlete Scholarship Program are due by April 30. The annual nationwide program, sponsored by Schering/Key, awards $100,000 in scholarship grants to 11 high school scholar-athletes with asthma. Winners will be notified in June and scholarships, including the top $20,000 Gold Award, will be presented this summer. Information and applications are available by calling (800) 558-7305 or visiting

Homer Community School makes announcements

The spring Homer Community School program guide is being mailed to residents and is available at area businesses. It requires the following corrections: The berry basketmaking class will be April 27; the landscape painting with acrylics class is April 23 and 24; the yoga potpourri class meets on Mondays and pool sessions for all kayaking classes will start at 8 p.m.

The Homer Community School office will be closed March 18 to 22.

Anyone interested in being a tutor or in need of a tutor, call Homer Community School at 235-6090.

ASLC plans spring bird week

The Alaska SeaLife Center is planning "Springtime in Birdland," a week-long event to focus on Alaska's many seabirds. A different species of bird will be featured in a lecture at 1 p.m. each day from March 23 through 30.

Visitors to the center also will be able to get the first glimpse of two new female black oystercatchers acquired in February. The birds will be released at the beginning of bird week. Other activities for the week include egg coloring, clay puffin making, special aviary behind-the-scenes tours, bird trivia, "eat like a bird," and children's story time. For more information on Alaska SeaLife Center activities, call 224-6311.

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