Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, April 01, 2002

Area students named to dean's list

Joel Smith of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. He is studying aeronautical science. To be named to the dean's list, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Kenai youth recognized for activities

Joseph Pault of Kenai has been accepted to Academic All America by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America Inc. The program recognizes students with exceptional achievement in swimming, diving, water polo and academics. Pault is a senior at Kenai Central High School and the son of Joe and Katie Pault of Kenai.

Homer woman graduates basic training

Army Private First Class Julie M. Johnston of Homer graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Johnston received nine weeks of training, including instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid and Army values, principles and traditions.

She is a 1998 graduate of Homer High School.

Local youth place in scholarship pageant


Kaitlin Earp and Miranda Zindel

Miranda Zindel of Kenai was crowned the new Alaska National Teenager in the senior division of the state America's National Teenager contest March 16.

She and Kaitlin Earp of Anchorage, who was named Alaska National Junior Teenager, will travel to Opryland USA for the national competition July 28.

Lindsay Bauder of Soldotna was named first runner-up and Miss Congeniality in the junior division. She also won the Photogenic award.

Nikki Jeffrey of Soldotna was fourth runner-up in the junior division.

Kenai woman receives scholarship

Veronica Castro, a Kenai Peninsula College student, was one of 17 Alaska college students to receive a Fall 2001 Community Enrichment scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to low-income students to attend higher education or vocational schools. The $500 scholarship was offered by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation in conjunction with a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

Kenai woman participates in gala

Laura C. Steward, of Kenai, participated in the annual Spring Sing gala at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., this weekend.

The all-student revue features 750 university students presenting a musical showcase judged on originality, costume, choreography and music. It is part of the annual Youth Forum, where more than 2,000 teen-agers from across the nation gather on the Searcy campus for activities.

The theme of this year's production was "Route 66: Journeys Across America." It highlighted the history of the automobile, Route 66, the change and challenges the nation has faced and the diversity of America.

Stewart is a junior majoring in accounting. She graduated from Kenai Central High School and is the daughter of Sam and Debbie Stewart of Kenai.

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