Five at KCHS earn valedictorian honors

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Lori Eastlick, Melinda Haring, Sara Beth Krein, Amanda Reynoldson and Tessa Rhyner earned honors as Kenai Central High School's valedictorians for the Class of 2000.

Lori Lynette Eastlick

Lori came to the central Kenai Peninsula as a small child and has attended schools in Kenai since kindergarten. She has been involved in track, dance, student council, mock trail competitions, National Honor Society and Rotary's youth service program. Her hobbies include camping, hiking and roller blading. She plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage or the University of New Mexico to study biology. Her parents are Lynette and Dale Eastlick.

Melinda Haring

Melinda is a lifelong Kenai resident with a keen interest in scholastics and government. This year she served as the student representative on the school board, a member of the Kenai Library Commission, senior class president and a judge for youth court. Her school activities have included mock trail competitions, swimming, soccer and playing clarinet in the band. She also does Girl Scouts, Rotary, church work and raising funds for the World Vision charity. Her hobbies include reading, sewing and quilting. She won numerous scholarships, including full tuition to the University of the South (Se-wanee, Tenn.), where she plans to study law and American studies. Melinda also received the Masonic outstanding student award for KCHS. Her parents are David and Ruth Haring.

Sara Beth Krein

Sara was in the school's National Honor Society, choir and mock trail competition. She also played soccer and was on the swim team. Soroptimist International of Twin Cities gave her its Youth Citizenship Award. She has spent four summers volunteering at Solid Rock Bible Camp. Her hobbies include reading, music and outdoor activities. She plans to attend Trinity Western University in British Columbia to study nursing. Her parents are Donna and James Krein.

Amanda Faith Reynoldson

Amanda is a lifelong Kenai resident. In school she has been named student of the month in numerous classes and worked two mentorship projects, one in veterinary medicine and one in physical therapy. In her free time, she has written a science fiction novel. Her hobbies include art, writing and archery. She plans to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks on full scholarship to study biology and art. Her parents are John and Jenny Reynoldson.

Tessa Nicole Rhyner

Tessa is a lifelong Kenai resident. She was in the National Honor Society, the Rotary youth service program, worked with autistic children and was a class aide at Sears Elementary. An avid volleyball player, she won a most valuable player award and was varsity captain. She plays French horn and has earned band awards. Her favorite subject is history and her hobbies include piano, hiking and camping. She plans to attend Bradley University to study elementary education. Her parents are Thomas and Mary Rhyner.

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