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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011

KCHS grad performs well

Kenai Central High School 2010 graduate Michael Slone has been attending the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago for his freshman year. He received a 4.0 GPA for 17 credits in his 1st semester and received a 4.0 GPA for 18 credits in his second semester. He entered the 46th Annual Campus-wide Writing Contest and was the first entrant in the contests history to win in two categories. He received 1st place for his essay, "An Invention and Its Profoundness" and 3rd place for his play titled "Backstage". He was granted an internship this summer in Nebraska doing research on the properties of graphene. He plans to major in Materials Science and Engineering.

Wannamaker completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Dylan S. Wannamaker, son of Kellie A. Wannamaker, of Kenai, and Kim W. Wannamaker, of Soldotna, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Wannamaker completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also 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. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Wannamaker is a 2010 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

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