Nikiski senior prepares for Air Force
Joshua Matthew Canfield of Nikiski has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and will head to basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on July 22. After basic training, he is scheduled to go to technical school at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. He then plans to train in aerospace propulsion in Phoenix, where he will graduate as a jet engine mechanic. Canfield is the son of Darrell and Kathleen Ayers of Nikiski. He will graduate from Nikiski High School on May 19.
Kenai Alternative student enlists in Army
Naomi L. Young of Kenai has enlisted in the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry Program. She has enlisted as an aviation operations specialist and will leave for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri on July 29. After basic training, she will attend advanced individual skill training at Fort Rucker in Alabama. Young, daughter of Catherine M. Gayle of Kenai, will graduate from Kenai Alternative High School on May 16.
Kenai student finishes boot camp
Nicholas Lockeby, 18, graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp April 18. While in boot camp, he received an "expert" shooting badge on the rifle range. He is a graduate of the Alaska Military Youth Academy. His family includes parents, Bob and DeeDee Lockeby; brother, Zach; and grandparents, Larry and Darolyn Brown, all of Kenai.
Kenai student to graduate from UAA
Jessica L. Darsey of Kenai will receive a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in communication this month when she graduates from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Darsey is a member of the Psy Chi Psychology Club and has been awarded university honors. She also is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and has received a chancellor scholar award and two student appreciation awards.
Kenai grad earns top honors at Boise State
JoLynn Montgomery of Kenai was honored as a 2003 Boise State University Top Ten Scholar at an awards banquet last month. Top Ten Scholars are selected from among the top 10 percent of the graduating class and chosen based on academic performance, recommendation from college deans, research activities and student club involvement.
Montgomery, daughter of Nancy and Jim Montgomery, graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1999 and will graduate from Boise State University in May with a bachelor's degree in health science studies and with distinguished honors from the Honors College.
She also is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Symphonic Winds, the Honors Student Association and the Boise State ambassadors. She is the recipient of the following scholarships: President Charles and Sally Ruch Inaugural Health Science, health science studies department, National Merit Special, Cambell Memorial and Gem State.
At the awards ceremony, each of the Top Ten Scholars recognized a professor who was particularly influential in the student's success. Montgomery honored Marcellus Brown, a music professor.
Former resident graduates college
Former Soldotna resident Jillian Brooke Bryant will graduate from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science in business marketing May 18. Bryant is the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bryant of Monroe, Conn. She attended schools in Soldotna through 1998, then graduated from high school in Connecticut.
Area students named to deans' lists
Janna Christine Schaafsma of Soldotna was named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at Seattle Pacific University. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on 12 or more credits.
Kaci Janson of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at College of Human and Community Sciences at the University of Nevada Reno. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on 9 or more credits. Janson, a 1999 Kenai Central High School graduate, earned a 3.7 grade point average in physical therapy and plans to earn her doctorate from the University of Vermont. She is the daughter of Len and Lynn Janson of Kenai.
KBEA announces scholarship winners
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Employees Association announced this year's scholarship recipients. Each of the following students will receive $500 to further their education:
Amelia Dillon of Susan B. English School in Seldovia plans to attend Humboldt State University in California and major in environmental science;
Rachel Goldstein of Soldotna High School plans to attend Montana State University, major in general studies and later enter the medical field;
Rachelle McIntyre or Kenai Central High School plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and major in nursing; and
Carlene Miller of Soldotna High School will attend the University of Alaska Anchorage to obtain a degree in mathematics-science-technology.
Kids take prize at Homer Community Cleanup
The Cub Scouts Den No. 3 brought in a record 169 bags at this year's Homer Community Cleanup Day, taking the first-place award in the group category, as well as a check for $150.
Other winners included:
Group category: Boy Scouts Troop No. 555, second, 90 bags; and Little League Junior Division, third, 29 bags.
Youth category: Brennan Palmer, first, 41 bags; Dylan Crichett, second, 19 bags; Denali Crichett, third, 16 bags; and Nicole Pearson, fourth, 13 bags.
Individual category: Claudie Coffee Delapp, first, 22 bags; Lorraine Haas, second, three bags; and Bobbi Larriver, third, one bag.
A total of 478 bags were brought in by kids, adults and other groups. The Homer Chamber of Commerce thanks all those who helped clean up the community and the many businesses who sponsored the activity, including: Peninsula Sanitation, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kachemak Bay Rotary, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, First National Bank Alaska, GCI, Kachemak Gear Shed, Mangia! Mangia!, Subway, Ulmer's Drug and Hardware, Wells Fargo Bank Alaska, Young's Oriental Restaurant and Pepsi.
Boys and Girls Club litter patrol honored
The Kenai Boys and Girls Club received the Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) 2002 Outstanding Youth Litter Patrol award last week at an awards ceremony at the Kincaid Park Chalet. Other award winners around the state included: Tom Turner, president's award; Scott Smith of Anchorage Media Group, board of directors' award; BP Exploration Inc., contributor of the year; Elmendorf Air Force Base Adopt-a-Highway and Adopt-a-Bike-Path, the Community of Fort Richardson Adopt-a-Highway and the U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Office Anchorage Adopt-a-Highway, outstanding litter programs; Eagle River, outstanding recycling community; Smurfit Stone Recycling, outstanding supporter; Alaska State Fair, outstanding business recycler; RurAL CAP RAVEN AmeriCorps Program and Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, leadership in education; and Muldoon Elementary School, outstanding Anchorage school recycling program.
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