Peninsula People

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2000

Seward sprouts airman

Airman Zachary H. Erickson, son of Nancy E. Erickson of Seward, recently graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

During six weeks of training, he studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.

Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Students receive scholarships

Andrea Dougherty, a junior at North Dakota State University, received the $380 Viola Larsen Jordheim Memorial Scholarship from the College of Human Development and Education. She is majoring in family and consumer science.

She is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Dougherty, of Soldotna.

Cassie Smith, a graduate of Soldotna High School, received a $2,000 Presidential Scholarship at Eastern Washington University for the 2000-2001 school year. She plans to major in elementary education.

Her parents are Kelley and Edward Smith, of Soldotna.

Four graduating high school seniors received scholarships from the Rotary Club of Kenai.

Joel Reemstma and Ashley Messer, of Kenai Central High School and Naomi Bakk of Nikiski Middle-Senior High received $2,000. Carrie Pattison, also of Nikiski, received $1,000.

Student named to dean's list

Cortney Ann Engleman was named to the 2000 winter quarter dean's list at Seattle Pacific University. Students named to the dean's list must complete at least 12 credits and attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

She is the daughter of Ronald and Victoria Engleman, of Soldotna.

Students graduate from colleges, universities

Kimberly Grimes graduated with magna cum laude honors from George Fox University April 29, with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

Magna cum laude graduates must maintain at least a 3.70 grade point average during their university years.

Richard K. Yoder will graduate from the College of the Sequoias Basic Police Academy on June 1. He completed the "intensive format" academy course which began last January. He attended classes on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 19 weeks. His goal is to return home, gain an appointment as an Alaska State Trooper.

He is the son of Lynda Kesterson Yoder, of Kenai.

Jody William Bahl, of Kenai, received a bachelor's degree in psychology and graduated summa cum laude from Fresno Pacific University.

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