Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, April 19, 2004

The proclamation declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The WRCC provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as a 24-hour crisis line: 283-7257. WRCC victim services staff and other community members also promote prevention education by providing training and education to public schools, churches and civic organizations and by offering a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault twice a year. The next workshop, open to the public, will be April 26 to 30. For more information, call 283-9479 or visit the Web page at

Twins honored with Eagle Scout badges



Twins Bryan and Justin Nusunginya of Soldotna recently were awarded their Eagle Scout badges at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held April 11, 2004, at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church. The honor is achieved by only 2 percent of scouts. Their brother, Vince Nusunginya, also is an Eagle Scout.

Both boys completed service projects for the church and each one completed a total of 24 merit badges.

Justin is a senior and works at Fred Meyer.

Bryan, also a senior, works at Home Depot.

They are the sons of Sharon and Vern Nusunginya.

Nikiski resident becomes Phi Theta Kappa

Brad Thompson of Nikiski recently was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society at Merced College in Merced, Calif.

Thompson graduated from Universal Technical Institute in 1999 with an associate's degree in diesel and heavy equipment; and from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2000 with an aviation maintenance certificate. He is a licensed mechanic.

His parents are Dave and Kitty Thompson. He is a 1998 graduate of Nikiski Middle-Senior High School.

Sturm makes the grade

Soldotna resident Mike A. Sturm recently was named to the dean's list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. To be named to the dean's list, a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and have completed at least 12 credits for the quarter.

Sturm is majoring in history and political science. He hopes to become a teacher upon graduation.

He is the son of Teresa and Tim Sturm and a 2003 Skyview High School graduate.

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