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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winners of Vicki Webb Nelson Memorial Scholarship announced

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary to the Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post 10046 in Soldotna is pleased to announce the winners of the Vicki Webb Nelson Memorial Scholarship Program for this year. High school graduating students with a desire to further their education were eligible to receive monetary awards based on their record of citizenship, leadership and financial need.

Twenty entries from four high schools were submitted for judging this year. The local winners and their monetary awards are: 1st place, Michael Horton, Cook Inlet Academy, $300; 2nd place, Julie Rang, Kenai Central High School, $200; 3rd place, Esther Hamilton, Kenai Central High School, $100.

The 1st place winner's entry has been forwarded to state level judging to compete with entries from Auxiliaries around the state for the $1,000 scholarship award.

Hershey Track and Field Meet coming

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is now registering boys and girls 9-14 years old for the annual Hershey Track and Field Meet to be held Thursday, May 13, at the Nikiski High School Track. Entry forms are available at the Nikiski Pool or the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Deadline for entry is Monday, April 18. For more information, or if you would like to volunteer to help at the meet call Tammy at 776-8800.

Cabin tour guides needed

The Kenai Historical Society needs volunteers to train as cabin tour hosts at the Kenai Homesteader Cabin Park for several hours each week this summer. Planned opening is set for May 31, with orientation for new volunteers the week before. For more information call June Harris at 283-1946; Sharon Fisher at 776-8254 or 394-4559; or Carol Anderson at 252-4943.

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