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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2003

Residents honored in state hero ceremony

Two area residents were among 13 Alaskan heroes honored by the American Red Cross on Friday. Christopher Mapes of Nikiski and Dean Osmar of Kasilof were recognized for their acts of bravery, courage and selflessness at the fourth annual Real Heroes Breakfast in Anchorage on Friday. Mapes received the Family Hero Award, after he saved his 4-year-old sister who was floating in an icy lake near their home. Osmar received the Marine Rescue Award after he led volunteers from his fishing crew to the aid of a family who had been thrown from a commercial fishing skiff.

Soldotna student makes grade at UAA

Elizabeth E. Tempel of Soldotna was named to the chancellor's scholar list for the fall semester at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Tempel, daughter of Janet Tempel of Soldotna, is a 1999 Skyview High School graduate studying accounting at UAA. To be named to the chancellor's list, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average on at least 12 credits.

Students earn MSU scholarship offers

Several area students have been offered new student scholarships to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. The scholarships are awarded to select incoming freshmen based on commitment to academics and contributions to their schools and communities. The following area students received scholarship offers: Adam Crum and Jamie Smith of Anchor Point; Travis Riley of Homer; Cory Janson of Kenai; and Cameron Gardner, Rachel Goldstein, Mark Harro, Christopher Houglum, Oliver Murray and Caleb Sizemore of Soldotna.

Kenai student honored at university

Kathleen Hayes Peters of Kenai was honored for her outstanding academic achievement at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this month. Peters is a sophomore in the university's college of business administration.

Skyview grad to finish college

Michelle Wagner, daughter of Marv and Janet St. Clair of Soldotna, will graduate from Western Baptist College in Salem, Ore., on May 3 with a bachelor's degrees in psychology and family studies and a minor in psychology of education. She is a 1999 graduate of Skyview High School and lives in Salem with her husband, Ryan Wagner.



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