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Posted: Monday, April 24, 2000

College students earn academic honors

Sheila Rose Honeysett of Soldotna was named to the Southern Oregon University dean's list for the 2000 winter quarter. To achieve dean's list status, a student must be enrolled in 12 or more graded credits and have a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99.

Rachel Rands Jones of Soldotna, a junior at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, was recognized as a high scholar for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Nikiski man named soldier of the month

Matthew Dale Carter, a 1997 graduate of Nikiski High School, is stationed at Hovey in Seoul, South Korea, and was named soldier of the month.

He is the grandson of Willie Maye Carter of Kenai.

Ernst serving as a missionary

Ellee Tauriainen Ernst, a 1991 graduate of Nikiski High School, is currently serving as a missionary in Guatemala for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She is teaching in the Inter-American School in Quetzaltenango. Due to the great discrepancy between rich and poor there, Ernst said "I can help teach the students here at this school, who will be the future leaders of Guatemala, about how Jesus has taught us to love the poorest of the poor."

She is the daughter of Randy and Carol Ernst of Nikiski.

Burke-Peters becomes LCSW

Pat Burke-Peters, recently completed her Masters in Social work. She has finished two years of post-graduate internship, and passed her state licensing exam to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Central Peninsula General Hospital. This is an intensive study allowing Burke-Peters to diagnose mental disorders and bill insurance companies.

New CPGH director of imaging announced

Doug Davis, formerly of San Jose Medical Center in San Jose, California has accepted the position of Director of Imaging at Central Peninsula General Hospital. He brings 30 years of experience in diagnostic imaging, 13 years as an educator in radiologic technology and 17 years of experience in imaging management.

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