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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2005

Adams graduates from UAA

Jennifer (Henwood) Adams graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in a ceremony at the George M. Sullivan Arena on May 1.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a minor in history. Adams was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society.

Her parents are Tom and Diane Henwood.

Hagen honored

Darrell Hagen from Soldotna Middle School was awarded a plaque in honor of the eight years he was worked with Junior Achievement. Hagen will retire from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District after more than 20 years of teaching in the school system.

Homer cleanup winners announced

More than 300 bags of garbage were collected in the Homer Chamber of Commerce's cleanup day April 30. Participants also collected 51 bags of recyclable materials.

The top recyclers were the Boy Scouts Troop No. 555, first place; and Shirley Fedora, second.

The group winners were the Boy Scouts Troop No. 555, first; Rotary Interactors, second; and a tie between Era Aviation and the Homer High School softball team for third.

Individual youth winners were Brennan Palmer, first; Nicole Pearson, second; Sabina Karwowski, third; and Hailey Smith, fourth.

Individual adult winners were Shirley Fedora, first; Bernadette Arsenault, second; and Terry Mach, third

Students named to college honor roll

The following students made the scholastic honor roll for the winter term at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.:

From Homer: Patrick O. Kinney, a senior studying exercise and sport science, had a 4.0 GPA. Those with a 3.5 GPA or above are Jasmine R. Fry, senior, environmental science; Logan E. Sander, senior, environmental science; and Steven P. Stead, sophomore, pre-nuclear engineering.

From Kasilof: Zachariah R. Reilly, a senior studying civil engineering, had a 3.5 or higher GPA.

From Soldotna: Mark D. Wackler, a senior studying fisheries and wildlife science, had a 3.5 or better GPA.

To be on the honor roll, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher and carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Lewis joins Navy

Former Seward resident Navy Seaman Recruit Jacob E. Lewis recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Lewis completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety, survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed 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.

Lewis graduated from Seward Senior High School in 2003.

Moerlein aces math

Former peninsula resident Katie Jean Moerlein was awarded a merit of achievement for outstanding academic achievement in mathematics.

She is the daughter of Kristine and Tim Moerlein.

Nusunginya recognized for community service

Soldotna resident Vern Nusunginya was awarded the Daaga' Community Service Award from the Doyon Regional Corporation, the Alaska Native Regional Corporation for the Interior.

He received the award for helping others to make communities healthier and safer places to live and for his dedication to preserving Athabascan traditions, culture and heritage.

Nusunginya is retired from the Alaska Department of Corrections.

He is the husband of Sharon Nusunginya.

Rohr graduates hospital corps

Former Soldotna resident Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Zachary J. Rohr recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the 14-week course, he learned a wide range of medical procedures used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. Rohr also received introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration offices. Rohr's first assignment after school will involve direct patient care.

He is the son of Virginia Johnson of Ninilchik and Bryan J. Rohr of Soldotna. He is a 2004 graduate of Skyview High School and joined the Navy in October 2004.

Taylor joins Navy

Navy Seaman Recruit Anthony Taylor recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During his eight-week program, Taylor 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.

Taylor is the son of Emilia A. and Dennis A. Taylor of Kenai. He is a 2004 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

Wisniewski graduates from college

Kenai resident Lacey Marie Wisniewski graduated from Carroll College in Wauakesha, Wisc., with a bachelor's degree in biology.

Wisniewski plans to teach biology in middle school. She is the daughter of Tim and Terri Wisniewski and a 2000 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

Quilters 'foster' love

Stitches of Love Quilters group was formed in September 2004 to make quilts specifically for foster children in the Kenai and Soldotna area.

On May 5, the group presented 18 quilts to Allison Goddesman, a representative from Children's Services foster care program. The group has donated 36 quilts in all. The the group was formed so that children in the program would have a quilt of their own. The next quilting session will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at the old court house in Kenai. Donations of material and volunteers are needed. Material can be dropped off at Robin Place Fabrics, the Kenai Fabric Center and Quilt Kits Alaska. For more information, call Jane Avery at 260-9005.



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