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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Hot lunch service ends Thursday

Thursday will be the last day hot lunches will be served at district public schools. Students will need to bring lunches from home for the remainder of the year. Parents also can check with individual schools for other opportunities such as pizza sales or end-of-the-year picnics.

Web site offers ACT chat

College-bound high school students who have question about the ACT college admission exam can get answers during a live online chat at 5 p.m. June 4. Students can join the free discussion by logging onto

The ACT is an achievement test measuring students' academic comprehension in English, reading, mathematics and science reasoning. It is accepted by nearly all U.S. colleges and universities to make admissions and course placement decisions.

The next ACT test will be administered nationwide June 8.

Summer classes will provide extra help

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold summer sessions for children whose teachers may have concerns about their academic performance. Reading classes will be available for students entering grades two through six, and math classes will be offered for those entering grades seven to 12. Classes will not be available at all building sites, so contact your child's classroom teacher for more information.

KCHS teacher nationally recognized

The National Youth Leadership Forum recognized David Larson of Kenai Central High School last week for encouraging students to pursue their career interests. Larson shows his commitment to enhancing students' educational opportunities by nominating youth to explore NYLF programs in law, medicine, defense, intelligence and diplomacy.

Area students earn scholarships

Nikiski Middle-Senior High School senior Evangeline Pattison won national recognition when she was chosen as one of 251 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation finalists.

Pattison traveled to Atlanta last month to meet other Coca-Cola scholars, participate in a community service project, tour the city and compete for one of 52 $20,000 four-year scholarships.

Though Pattison did not receive one of the large scholarships, her high school counselor said that being chosen as a finalist was an honor in itself. More than 15,000 student applied for the program.

Pattison received a four-year $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation and plans to attend George Fox University in Oregon next fall.

The Kenai Borough Employees Association awarded three peninsula students -- Chelsea Bailey, Tember Eliason and Matthew Janz -- $500 scholarships to further their education.

Bailey is a senior at Kenai Central High School. She plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage and major in psychology.

Eliason is a senior at Seward High School. She plans to attend the University of Montana, Missoula, and major in fine arts.

Janz is a senior at Soldotna High School. He plans to attend the University of Idaho, Moscow, and major in physics.

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