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Skyview Valedictorians

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2004

Emily Berezin

Emily has a passion for learning, is an active community volunteer and holds leadership positions in various service organizations at Skyview. In the fall, she plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she will study visual arts and psychology. After receiving a bachelor's degree, she plans to continue her studies at an art school. She eventually hopes to become a professional studio artist, though she also is interested in working on set design and character conception in theater- or film-related careers. She is the daughter of Mark and Libby Berezin.

Kimberly Martin


Kimberly Martin

Born in North Pole, Kimberly attended primary school in rural Alaska communities, including Metlakatla and Port Graham before coming to the central Kenai Peninsula. She graduated from Sterling Elementary School in 1998 as the Masonic Outstanding Student of the Year. She has been involved in Battle of the Books, Mock Trial and Swing Choir, as well as service projects through her participation in the Young Women's Program of the LDS Church. She earned her Firefighting I certificate last summer and has enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a linguist. After basic training, she will attend the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., where she hopes to earn a degree in foreign language studies. She is the daughter of Daniel and Suzanne Martin.

Mista Sando


Mista Sando

The daughter of Kevin and Suwarni Carpenter, Mista originally is from Indonesia and has lived in Soldotna for the past three years. Her original languages are Indonesian and Javanese, though she also is fluent in English. She enjoys math and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in small business administration at Kenai Peninsula College. Through-out high school, Mista has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and received a number of awards, including Student of the Month, honor roll and third place in the principle of technology competition. In her spare time, Mista enjoys working at her parents' embroidery shop and she hopes to one day own a business of her own.

Michelle Trumpler


Michelle Trumpler

The daughter of Albert and Aida Trumpler of Kasilof, Michelle has been involved in cross-country running, skiing, soccer, student council, National Honor Society and, most recently, the Knitting Club, during her four years at Skyview. She enjoys reading and spending time with her five cats. She is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from HEA and a $1,000 scholarship from PACE Local 8-369. In the fall, she will attend the University of Miami's School of Music to study jazz piano and music engineering technology. She wants to pursue a career in the music industry.

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