Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, April 02, 2007

Baker to travel abroad

Kenai resident Ramona Baker is spending a semester in Australia as part of a study abroad program with Lewis and Clark College.

Baker, a junior, is studying Australia’s natural history and marine biology,

Watkins honored

Kenai resident Hannah Christine Watkins received a president’s scholarship at the University of Iowa. Recipients were chosen from a field of more than 700 top-ranking high school seniors from all over the world. Presidential scholarships are awarded on the basis of high school class rank, grade-point average, college entrance exam scores, performance on the essay portion of the application, and high school or community service and leadership. The presidential scholarship package is worth $52,000 over four years.

She is the daughter of Robert and Christine Watkins of Kenai.

McCoy graduates

Kenai resident Jennifer S. McCoy graduated summa cum laude with an associate of applied science degree in criminal justice from Kaplin University.

Zuber artwork awarded

Sterling resident Brooke Jasky Zuber received a finalist award from Art Instruction School.

Artwork was selected from more than 250 entries as part of the annual Charles Schulz Cartoon Art Scholarship competition.

Zuber is studying new and traditional techniques for realistic drawing, composition and design, color theory and application, cartooning, perspective, animal form and human figure.

Elks table tennis results

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The following results are from its recent doubles tournaments:

· March 22 -- Joe Szczesny and Gary Brumley, first place; Bob Sizemore and Wayne Brooks placed second; and Steve Anderson and Chuck Winters placed third.

· Thursday -- Gary Brumley and Tanner Hansen, first place; Joe Szczesny and Chuck Winters, second place; and Wayne Brooks and Todd Eskelin, third place.

The results for the table tennis season-long points are: Gary Brumley, first place with 91 points; Wayne Brooks, second with 86 points; Bob Sizemore with 85 points; Steve Anderson and Joe Szczesny, fourth place tie with 81 points; Matt Faris, sixth place with 77 points; and Chuck Winters, seventh place with 73 points.

For more information, call Bob Sizemore at 262-5130.

Poetry contest winners announced

The American Flag Poetry Program sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 in Soldotna announced the winners of its annual contest.

Students in seven schools participated. Winners in each group will receive $20, $15 and $10 for first, second and third place, respectively. The winners are: Sterling Elementary -- Kami Martin, Paige Reger and Joshua Shuler; Redoubt Elementary -- Janice Gobbell, Ava Gabler and Brenden Reese; Ninilchik Elementary -- Amelia Butler, Heather Bear and McKayla Hull; Redoubt Elementary -- Skyler Dreyer, Olivia Farrell and Connor Larson; Aurora Borealis Charter -- Sydney Clark, Zoe Chadwick and Kiand Harding; Moose Pass -- Miles Knotek; Kenai Middle Cayce Maguire, Krystal Duran, Makenci Magiera, Maddi Murrieta, Alicia Eby, Breanna McCarter, Shaynee DeVito, Annalise Theisen, Marina Rosenbaum, Sarah Bressler, Alycia Thompson, Kaya Spotts, Jasmine Koster, Kara Colton, Dedra Ming, Shelby Toombs, Dylan Lawrence and Esther Hamilton.

The overall winners in each age group will be forwarded to state-level judging which will be held in April. They are: first-grader Kami Martin; second-grader Amelia Butler; third-grader Skyler Dreyer; fourth-grader Sydney Clark; sixth-grader Miles Knotek; and eighth-grader Sarah Bressler.

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