Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2000

Kenai student initiated into honor society

Erin Magee, of Kenai, was one of 79 students initiated into the University of Montana chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society that recognizes and promotes superior scholarship in academic disciplines of higher education.

Magee is a junior majoring in psychology.

KCHS senior receives scholarship

Tessa Rhyner, a Kenai Central High School senior, was awarded a valedictorian scholarship from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. The scholarship represents the top graduating high school seniors in the nation. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rhyner.

Soldotna resident earns degree

Michelle Erin Kallus-Yeager received her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in justice, from the University of Anchorage Alaska.

She is the daughter of Gene and Carol Kallus.

Graduate receives nomination, job

Thor Kendall of Nikiski graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Ca. He has been on the dean's list for four years and graduated cum laude in international business.

He also was nominated by his major professor and inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

He will start work this month for a Los Angeles-based Web business.

He is the son of Ross and Ann Kendall.

Kenai grad accepted into honor program

Joel A. Reemtsma has been accepted into the honors program and been awarded the president's scholarship at Cedarville College in southwestern Ohio.

He is the son of Phil and Eileen Reemtsma, of Kenai.

Graduates awarded scholarships

Shiela Isaak, a Skyview High School graduate, and Sara Beth Stanley Krein, a Kenai Central High School graduate, each have been awarded a $2,000 all-college scholarship from Aid Association for Lutherans. They are two of 1,700 high school seniors to receive the scholarship.

They were chosen based on her academic record, leadership qualities, church and community involvement and extracurricular activities.

Student receives scholarship

Dayne Pritchard, a senior at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School, and Joshua Mumm, a senior at Homer High School, each were awarded a $500 scholarship from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula chapter of Safari Club International.

Ninilchik student receives scholarship

Jennifer Fann, a senior at Ninilchik High School, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council.

Skyview senior enlists in Army

Mollie N. Umlauf, a senior at Skyview High School, has enlisted in the United States Army's delayed entry program. The program allows an individual to join the Army, secure their guarantee and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days. She will leave for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on July 13.

Her test scores and enlistment as a Unit Supply Specialist qualify her for a $1,000 cash incentive as she has enrolled in the Army College Fund for up to $33,000 toward full-time schooling.

She is the daughter of Paul M. and Sandra Y. Umlauf, of Soldotna.

SoHi graduate enlists in Army

Robert B. West, a graduate of Soldotna High School, has enlisted in the United States Army. He recently left for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

His test scores and enlistment as a Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic qualify him for a $14,000 cash incentive.

He is the son of Barbara U. Jones, of Soldotna, and Barton D. West, of Washington.

Boy Scout to become Eagle

Ross Kimball Wolfe, a member of Homer Boy Scout Troop 365 and a Homer High School student, will be inducted to the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the LDS Church in Homer.

His Eagle Scout project involved building a walking and bicycle path within city limits. The path connected several other roads and walkways, making it one of the most used footpaths in the city since it was competed in 1998.

He is the son of Steve and Nina Wolfe, of Homer.

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