Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2005

McMichael receives scholarship

Former Soldotna resident Matt Dae McMichael was awarded the Marshall Erdman Memorial Scholarship by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Taliesin West in Spring Green, Wis.

McMichael is in his final year of the master of architecture degree program.

His parents are Sheryl and Jon McMichael and he is a 1996 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Area students graduate college

The following students graduated from the University of Idaho: Former Homer resident Michael Shane Walker, with a master of science degree in geography; former Kenai residents Jayson M. BeDunnah, with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and Jamie Lea Carmon with a bachelor of science degree in fishery resources; and former Soldotna resident David Glenn Bridges ,with a bachelor of science degree in sociology.

Nikiski resident James J. Queen graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

While attending college, he was named to the fall dean's list. To be named to the list a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Queen received a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies.

He is the son of Judy and Don Queen and the grandson of Lorraine and Quindell Queen and Helen Hargis-Coble, all of Kenai.

Queen is a 2000 graduate of Nikiski Middle-Senior High School.

Edward graduates with honors

Former Kasilof resident Navy Seaman Apprentice Valentine Edward recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill, with honors and was promoted to his current rank.

During his eight-week program, Edward completed classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness. Training was concluded with "Battle Stations," an exercise used to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

He is the son of Lerry Meyer of Kasilof and a 2001 graduate of Skyview High School.

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