Reynolds has 'photo finish'
Kenai resident Blair Reynolds was awarded the silver award for excellence from the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Her entry titled "Sw-inging Lights" was entered in the digital imagery category.
She is the daughter of LuAnn and Rodney Reynolds.
Reynolds is a 2005 graduate of Skyview High School and plans to attend The Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University in the fall.
Poetry winners announced
The winners of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Alaska, American Flag poetry program winners were announced at the department convention in Eagle River,
Winners received $20 for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third place.
First place winners are Alyeska Krull and Travis Semmens, both from Aurora Borealis and Katie Moon from Kenai Middle School;
Second place winners Jalen Terry and Riley Bunn, both are home schooled; and
Third place Paul Holmgaard from Redoubt Elementary.
Perkovich walks tall
Soldotna resident Kimberly Perkovich, a sophomore at Skyview High School, was awarded a $300 scholarship from Ariat Boot Co. Winners are selected for their leadership skills and from those who have done the most to insure the success of their respective high school rodeo associations.
She also was named Alaska High School Rodeo Association student president for the 2005-06 school year.
Moiles, Epps graduate Annapolis
navy Ensign William E. Moiles and navy Ensign Jason D. Epps recently graduated from the United States naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and were commissioned to their current rank in the United States navy. They received four years of intensive academic, physical and professional military training and leadership skills.
Moiles received a bachelor of science degree with a major in mechanical engineering
He is the son of Lora L. and Gary W. Moiles of Soldotna and is a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School.
Epps received a bachelor of science degree with a major in systems engineering.
He is the son of Alison J. Epps of Lake Forest, Calif., and Douglas E. Epps of Homer and a 1998 graduate of El Toro High School of Lake Forest, Calif.
KPC student named state speaker
The University of Alaska Coalition of Student Leaders elected Todd Marshall-Closson, president of the Kenai River Campus student union, as the new coalition speaker for 2005-06.
In his new position, he will represent approximately 30,000 students through out the University of Alaska system.
Hutto makes dean's list
Former Soldotna resident Alanna Hutto was named to the dean's list at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
She is the daughter of Kita Wilcher and a graduate of Soldotna High School.
Area students graduate
The following students graduated from Montana State University in May:
Homer William Clyde Creamer, Sydney Lynn Schoepke, Clayton Russell Smith;
Kenai Cody James Cowgill, Joshua Wayne Overturf; and
Soldotna Jacob Michael Fellman.
Former Soldotna resident Eric Born graduated from Grove City College with a bachelor of arts in English.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Born of Anchorage and a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School.
Former of Kenai resident Jeffrey Andrew Jackson received a bachelor of science degree from Eller College of Management with a major in accounting.
While there he served on the national Executive Board of Project Managers for students consulting for nonprofit organizations and volunteered with Junior Achievement of Arizona. He also played intramural football, basketball and softball.
He is the son of Wayne and Bekkie Jackson, grandson, of Frank and Mary Canady and brother, to Todd, Robby and Randy, all of Kenai.
Jackson is a 2001 graduate of Kenai Central High School.
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