Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, May 08, 2000

Soldotna man receives degree

Jason Warfle, of Soldotna, received a bachelor of arts degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.

Seward student awarded scholarship

Krystal Gifford, of Seward, was awarded a two-year, $5,000 scholarship by a major contribution from Royal Caribbean Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. Gifford currently is a student at Seward High School and plans to attend Brigham Young University. She has worked for Kenai Fjords Tours and Ray's Waterfront and hopes to work with the development of cultural tour products.

The Alaska Visitors Association awarded $22,000 to seven Alaska students pursuing careers in the visitor industry. Recipients were selected from dozens of applicants statewide based on a number of criteria, including academic achievement and tourism-orientated career goals.

Skyview student to study abroad

Zane Olson, of Soldotna, will depart in July to live with a volunteer host family and attend school for one year in Germany. He also is a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program scholarship for his educational and cultural exchange.

Ping-pong tournament results

The results for the weekly Soldotna Elks ping-pong tournament are:

First: Joe Szczesny and Ray DeBardelaben

Second: Skip Dove and Wayne Brooks

Third: Norm Mortenson and Andy Szczesny

Eagles elect new officers

The Alaska State Fraternal Order of Eagles held a convention April 29 in Ketchikan to elect and install new officers for 2000.

Past worthy president of Aerie 3525, Michael Merlo, advanced to vice president.

Past worthy president of Aerie 3525, DeWayne Benton, became treasurer.

During the convention, worthy president of Aerie 3525, Tim Navarre, gave a presentation to the state aerie on behalf of the Challenger Learning Center. The Fraternal Order of Eagles support youth organizations and the Alaska State Aerie donated $5,000 to the Kenai Center.

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