Students named to deans' lists
Elizabeth A. Schirmers, of Soldotna, was named to the dean's list at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Students achieving a grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0 are eligible to be on the list.
She is a graduate of Soldotna High School and is the daughter of Bruce and Linda Schirmers, of Soldotna.
Cadet Brett Merrill, of Soldotna, has been named to the dean's list at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Mass. He has maintained a grade point average of between 3.2 and 3.5.
Skyview graduate completes Army training
Levi Hollers, a 1999 graduate of Skyview High School, completed an Army course in petroleum, oil and lubrication specialist training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo.
He is stationed at Ausbach, Germany, serving in aircraft support operations.
He is the son of Loren and Dianna Hollers, of Soldotna.
Soldotna man accepts position in Texas
Kjel Brothen, 1996 graduate of Soldotna High School, recently accepted a position with Schlumberger Oil Field Services in Edinburg, Texas, as a field engineer in the wire line and testing division.
Brothen is the son of Eldon and Cathy Brothen, of Soldotna. He will graduate from Louisiana State University in July.
Young Marines graduate
The Young Marines graduation was held on March 11 in Kenai. Steven J. Patrick, Nicholas T. Hite, Kevin P. Dittman and David J. Nussbaum, all of Kenai, each graduated as a private first class.
The graduating platoon included: Christopher Akers, Jessie Apostolos, Christopher Bessette, Anthony Coveyou, Stephen Cronkite, Joshua Curry, Brandi DeLeon, Desiree DeLeon, Robert Fedderson, Mark Gattenby, Taylor Hay, Kyle Hilleary, Josh Ireland, Danielle James, Suszann Keagy, Michael Lasky, Craig Lindsey, Donald Little, Gordon Main, Daniel McCurdy, James McCurdy, Cody McLaury, Keith Meeks, Jason Melchor, Derrick Miskinis, Ian Reser, Miles Reser, Zachary Reser, Kayla Resnick, Eric Sellers, Christopher Stroh, Patrick Vanheck, Sarah Washburn, Candice White-Akers.
Stesney graduates from basic training
Air Force Airman Sommer A. Stesney has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, she studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.
In addition, those who complete basic training earn credits toward an associates degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Stesney is the daughter of Timothy S. Stesney, of Kenai, and Patricia J. Stesney of Marquette, Mich.
Service officer elected Western District commander
Dave Shandy, service officer for the American Legion Post 18 in Ninilchik, has been elected Western District commander of the American Legion.
Shandy also received the Western District Legionnaire of the Year award for his dedication during the Western District convention held in Anchorage March 10 and 11.
The Western District of the American Legion encompasses all of Alaska, except for Southeast.
Shandy is a past commander and vice commander of Post 18. He also has held a variety of other positions.
Ping pong tournament announces winners
Ping pong is played Thursday nights at the Soldotna Elks. The results from March 16 are:
First - Wayne Brooks and Joe Seznee
Second - Ray Richel and Ray Debardeladen
Third - Norm Mortenson and Brian Brooks
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