Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, June 03, 2002

Soldotna woman graduates with business degree

Molly Ann Johnson, daughter of David and Jan Johnson of Soldotna, graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast on May 5. Molly graduated magna cum laude and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. She is working in the Juneau branch of Altman, Rogers & Co. as a staff accountant. Molly was born and raised in the Soldotna area and attended Kenai Peninsula College. She moved to Juneau in August 2000 to finish her degree program.

Kenai woman earns bachelor's degree

Marcella Jean Craemer of Kenai graduated from Texas Christina University in Fort Worth, Texas, May 11 with a bachelor's degree in habilitation of the deaf.

Kenai man finishes math degree

Karl Massera, son of Mary and Joel Macrander of Kenai and Karl D. Massera of Kasilof, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, May 11. He is a 1997 Kenai Central High School graduate.

Anchor Point student wins tourism scholarship

Katie Marie Schollenberg of Anchor Point was awarded a $2,500 Alaska Travel Industry Association Anchorage Chapter Scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management at the University of Wyoming. Schollenberg said she would like to put her communication skills to work in the cruise ship industry. Schollenberg is a Ninilchik School graduate and one of eight Alaska students to receive part of the associations $20,000 in awards. The scholarship program offers assistance to promising students in order to help create a well-prepared tourism work force and perpetuate tourism's high resident-hire rate.

Youths receive Phillips Alaska scholarships

Phillips Alaska offered a total of $74,000 in scholarship money to 20 Alaska students this year. Seven students were chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship to an Alaska college, university or trade school. An additional 13 students won $3,000 general scholarships. The awards were given based on the applicant's ability to make a future contribution to Alaska, service to their community, service to their school, school achievement, financial need and academic achievement.

Katherine Amen, a cross country runner, musician and National Science Merit Award winner from Kenai Central High School, Angel Hoolers, a National Honor Society member, community volunteer and student body president from Skyview High School, and Melinda Kincaid, a pianist, certified nurses' aide and church volunteer who is home-schooled in Soldotna, each won $3,000 grants.

Area recruits finish Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Cody A. Kniceley and Air National Guard Airman Michelle Sabala recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. During their six weeks of training, the recruits studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training and special training in human relations. In addition, each earned credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Kniceley is the son of Angela Kniceley of Kenai. Sabala is the daughter of Sonny and Jo Sabala of Soldotna.

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