Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2003

Floyd earns college scholarship

Kathryn Floyd, daughter of Wayne and Pattie Floyd of Kenai, has been awarded a $1,500 Henry F. Bonde Scholarship to attend Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D. Floyd is a 2003 Nikiski High School graduate.

Soldotna man graduates from college

James Dennis Humphries graduated from Dominion Bible College in Seattle on June 14. He received an associate's degree in biblical discipleship.

James is the son of Alan and Miriam Humphries of Soldotna and a 2001 graduate of Soldotna High School. He plans to continue his education at Highline Community College in Seattle.

Seldovia woman completes basic training

Army Pvt. Margaret E. Moonin recently graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.

During training, Moonin received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, rifle marksmanship, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Moonin is the daughter of Clara Moonin of Seldovia and a 2001 graduate of Susan B. English School.

Sterling woman participated in Native program

Christina Reasner of Sterling will participate in the Washington Semester American Indian Program through American University in Washington, D.C. While enrolled in the program, Reasner will intern at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the planning and policy intern, while also taking classes and participating in culture activities.

The academic course covers topics important to Native communities such as tribal sovereignty, trust responsibilities, health and social welfare issues, and gaming and economic development concerns. Students also will participate in social events including a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts, a powwow hosted by local Native organizations and a tour of the National Museum of American Indians in New York.

Reasner is a student at Northwest College and a member of the Sitnasuak Foundation tribe.

Teachers to attend workshops

Kenneth Hepner of Sterling and Ludy Link of Soldotna are two of four Alaska educators enrolled to participate in the American Wilderness Leadership School this summer.

The Safari Club International Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services, will provide the four educators and opportunity to participate in AWLS sessions offering challenging experiences in the fields of ecology, natural resource management and conservation, as well as hands-on instruction in backpacking, hunter safety, fishing, shooting sports, wilderness survival, ourdoor eithics and whitewater rafting.

A few scholarships still are available for high school students, teachers and other adults interested in attending one of six AWLS sessions to be held at the Granite Creek center near Jackson, Wyo. To apply, contact your local SCI Chapter; call (800) 377-5399; write to Education Department, SCI Foundation, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745-9490; or e-mail awlsscif@safari

Soldotna woman enrolls in college

Alice L. Lousberg, daughter of Dan and Loretta Lousberg of Soldotna, has enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., for the 2003-04 academic year. The College of Saint Benedict for women and St. John's University for men are partners in liberal arts education, providing students the opportunity to benefit from the distinctions of two nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, residential undergraduate colleges.

Former Sterling girl earns award

Former Sterling resident Kayla Griggs, 14, recently participated in the Colorado River Fair, where she recieved an award for grand champion steer. Kayla is the daughter of David and Laura Griggs, now of Blythe, Calif., and the granddaughter of Jackie Payne of Soldotna. Kayla is spending the summer with her grandmother in Alaska.


Jessika Truesdell

Area student named to dean's list

Jessika Truesdell of Soldotna has been named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at Eastern Washington State University. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5. Jessika currently carries a 3.75 GPA. She is a 2002 graduate of Skyview High School.

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