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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2002

School board meets Monday

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Board of Education will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Borough Administration Building. All school board meetings are open to the public.

The board is scheduled to hear the resignations of district employees taking retirement. Agendas are available at the meeting or at the district's Web site at

Home-school group hosts book sale

The Soldotna Home-school Support Group will sponsor a used curriculum and used book sale from 1:30 to 8 p.m. April 5 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. For more information, e-mail Patty at or call Tammy at 262-6282.

SoHi principle recognized

Sylvia Reynolds, principal of Soldotna High School, was one of 29 administrators from around the state recognized as outstanding supporters of excellence in their school library programs. The administrators were nominated by their librarians in appreciation and were recognized March 15 by the Alaska Association of School Librarians at its annual conference in Anchorage.

Soldotna teacher receives award

Soldotna High School science and math teacher Bruce Rife was presented the Milken Educator Award March 16 by the Department of Education and Early Development deputy commissioner, Ed McLain.

Rife was nominated for the award by his colleagues and community members. He is a biology and certified nursing instructor as well as the chair of the science department at Soldotna High.

The Milken Educator Award recognizes exceptional educational talent evidenced by outstanding instructional practices, outstanding accomplishment and professional leadership and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues and the community.

Rhonda Gardner, a language arts teacher at Chugiak High School, also was selected for this recognition.

Internship, scholarship deadlines approach

Senator Frank Murkowski is seeking 20 mature and independent graduating Alaska high school seniors to work as summer interns in Washington, D.C. Interns will spend one month in the nation's capitol performing administrative and legislative duties, attending lectures, shadowing the senator and participating in tours and social events. Applications are due by Monday. For more information, call Chris Eyler at (202) 224-6555.

The Mary and Lucian Cassetta Memorial Scholarship competition will be May 9 at the University of Alaska-Anchorage recital hall. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who displays musical talent, dedication and desire to continue advanced music studies. The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists. Applications must be postmarked by April 9. For more information, call the Anchorage Symphony at (907) 274-8668.

Applications for the Spenard Builders Supply scholarship are due by April 15. A $2,000 to $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a vocational career. Applicants must be graduating from a public secondary school in 2002, have a grade point average of at least 2.6, be currently enrolled in or have completed vocational courses and have well-defined vocational goals. For more information, call Pat Anderson at (907) 261-9150.

Applications for the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International's $500 scholarship are due April 9. Applicants must be graduating seniors at accredited public or private Kenai Peninsula Borough high schools and must be accepted into wildlife management programs in related fields at accredited colleges or universities. Trade schools and vocational programs will be considered. The scholarship is renewable through college and graduate school. For more information, call Billie Hardy at 262-9881.

Applications for the Summer 2002 Senate Page Program are due April 15. Pages spend four weeks in Washington, D.C., preparing the Senate Chamber, carrying bills and amendments to the Chamber desk, taking messages for members and delivering correspondence and legislative material within the congressional complex. Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors in the fall of 2002. For more information, call Anthony Acocella at (202) 224-6665.

Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council scholarship applications are due April 30. Each applicant must be graduating in 2002, be a relative of a union family, attend an accredited school, have financial need and demonstrate the most improved grade history of those who apply. Scholarships are $500.

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