Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2000

Students receive Army

Reserve Award

Fourteen high school students from the Kenai Peninsula have received the United States Army Reserve National Scholar and Athlete Award:

James Bo Calhoun and Jasmine Rae Fry of Homer High School, Joel Reemtsma and Kristi Knudsen of Kenai Central High school, Mario Bird and Magdalena Kendall of Nikiski High School, Kevin Cleveland and Theresa Chihuly of Ninilchik High School, Karl Schaefermeyer and Christine Clark of Seward High School, Dan Davis and Rebekah Aslett of Skyview High School, and Eric Romberg and Sarah Histand of Soldotna High School all were chosen for the honor.

Each year the army Reserve sponsors the program to recognize and honor top male and female high school scholars and athletes across the nation.

Academics, community nvolvement recognized at UI

The University of Idaho has awarded more than $8 million to nearly 4,000 students who will be attending UI for the 2000-01 academic year. Students received scholarships for excellent academic records as well as activity involvement and leadership on campus and in communities.

Recent scholarship recipients from the peninsula are:

Anchor Point: Richard N. Crum, Alumni Association; Crystal A. Poindexter, Diversity Scholars; Lauren M. Trimble: Presidential.

Kenai: Jayson M. BeDunnah, Presidential; Zachary B. Bell, Presidential; Travis D. Haskin; Presidential; Elizabeth M. Roberts, Mary Hall Niccolls; Ann M. White; Mary Hall Niccolls.

Marathon scholar named

Allison C. Senette, from Soldotna High School, is among the 50 sons and daughters of Marathon Oil Company and Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC employees who have been honored as 2000 Marathon scholars for outstanding academic achievement. The winners were chosen from 260 applicants.

Homer student enlists in Army

Ian R. Fernandez, a graduate of Homer High School, has enlisted in the United States Army's Delayed Entry Program, which allows an individual to join the Army, secure their guarantee, and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days. He will leave for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., on June 28.

He is the son of Sherry A. Hagen, of Homer, and Albert Fernandez, of California.

KCHS grad named to dean's list

Alison Reemtsma, daughter of Phil and Eileen Reemtsma, of Kenai, was named to the Cedarville College dean's honor list for the 2000 spring quarter. Alison will be a junior, majoring in organization communications. Cedarville College is located in Cedarville, Ohio.

Kasilof student wins essay prize

Carly Bossert, of Kasilof, was one of seven students recently honored with the James P. Young Essay Prize from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The award is given annually to students who write the best essays for any course in the humanities or fine arts. Recipients are chosen by faculty members in these programs. She also was named to the dean's list for the spring quarter. Bossert is a 1999 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

UAA honors Nikiski student

Misty McQueen, of Nikiski, was named to the dean's list at the University of Alaska Anchorage for the spring 2000 semester. Due to her performance and academic achievements, the Justice Center faculty and staff have added her name and honors board outside the justice center. McQueen is a full-time student in the justice program at UAA and works full-time at Big K in Anchorage as a merchandise systems specialist.

Kenai student receives degree

Serena Dawn Woods, of Kenai, received a bachelor's degree from Albertson College in Caldwell, Idaho, on June 3. She majored in biology.

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