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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2001

Area students receive honors

Julian Wells of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the spring semester 2001 at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. To be named to the honor roll, a student must attain at least a 3.6 grade point average while carrying 12 or more graded credits.

Alison Reemtsma of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the 2001 spring quarter at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

She is the daughter of Phil and Eileen Reemtsma of Kenai.

Jennifer Marie Garnett of Soldotna was named to the spring semester 2001 president's list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. To be named to the list, students must earn a 3.7 or better grade point average.

Teen travels to forum

Lela Wiley of Clam Gulch recently attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston. The 10-day forum is a career development program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine. Wiley joined 350 other students from around the country.

During the forum, Wiley was introduced to a variety of concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice, including site visits to medical facilities and clinics. Students were faced with Problem Based Learning, an educational method familiar to most students in medical school, where they are presented a set of patient symptoms and must come to a diagnosis and prognosis for the symptoms.

Soldotna woman receives award

Kathy Thornton was awarded the director's award from the King Salmon Hotel in Soldotna. The award recognizes Best Western International Hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspection score of 950 points or more out of a possible 1,000. Hotels also must meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the distinction.

She has been employed with the hotel since 1985.

Kenai man chosen to lead Elks

David W. Charlesworth of the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 was recently installed as new leader of the West District of the Alaska State Elks Association at the Order's 137th annual Grand Lodge Convention in Philadelphia.

As the Elks national representative for the area, Charlesworth will now be responsible for working with local Elks lodges to fulfill the Order's commitment to promote charity and patriotism in their communities. In the position of District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Charlesworth will play a vital role in the workings of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks with duties including the advising of lodges on important internal and business matters, in the coordination and supervision of Elks' activities on many levels.

CPGH announces employee certification

Central Peninsula General Hospital dietitian Sharon Wright, MS, RD, LD, CDE, recently achieved Certified Diabetes Educator status. She completed the certification Examination for Diabetes Educators in June. Candidates must meet rigorous education and professional standards to be eligible to take the examination. Achieving the CDE credential demonstrates to patients and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality care for patients with diabetes.

Boy Scouts recognize contributions

Cindy Kircher of Soldotna received the District Award of Merit, the highest honor given by the organization, for her contributions made to scouting in the past year on the Kenai Peninsula.

Play day turns out winners

A Play Day was held June 23 at the Sundown Arena in Sterling. The day was filled with equestrian events. The results of the day were:

English Pleasure:

First place -- Jackie Rainwater

Pairs class:

First place -- Jackie Rainwater and Katie Oliva

Adults first place-- John and Tina Hall

Western pleasure:

Youth

First place -- Katie Oliva

Second place -- Jackie Rainwater

Third place -- Malissa Nichols

Adults

First place -- Stacy Oliva

Second place -- Becky West,

Third place -- Janette MacDonald

Ribbon Class

First place -- Janette MacDonald and Kassy Ferganchick

Second place -- Katie Barker and Ariel Barker

Third place -- Becky West and Jackie Rainwater

Fourth place -- Tina and John Hall

Ride a buck

Tie for first place -- Christy Bitterich and Kathleen Kitson

Cavalletti Class

Youth

First place -- Jackie Rainwater

Second place -- Carly Davis

Third place -- Rose Bezilla

Fourth place -- Katie Oliva

Adults

First place -- Christy Bitterich

Second place -- Kathleen Kitson

Third place -- Michelle Bucholz

Flag Race

Youth

First place -- Kassy Ferganchick

Second place -- Jackie Rainwater

Third place -- Ariel Barker

Adults

First place -- Christy Bitterich

Second place -- Kathleen Kitson

Third place -- Michelle Bucholz

Fourth place -- Tina Hall

Egg and spoon

Youth

First place -- Ariel Barker

Second place -- Jackie Rainwater

Third place -- Kassy Ferganchick

Fourth place -- Amber Dockery

Adults

First place -- Kathleen Kitson

Second place -- Becky West

Third place -- Janette MacDonald

Cracker game

Youth

First place -- Malissa Nichols

Second place -- Ariel Barker

Third place -- Kassy Ferganchick

Adults

First place -- Christy Bitterich

Second place --Kathleen Kitson

Third place -- Janette MacDonald

Fourth place -- Michelle Bucholz

Barrels-Lead Line -- Judge placed all contestants first

Morgan Farmer, Darby Milburn, Katie Crowley, Cheyenne McGrane, Stephen Kitson, Jesse Kitson, Jake Oliva, Teresa Bitterich, Kaylee Wolfe, Miranda Wolfe

Barrels

Youth

First place -- Jackie Rainwater

Second place -- Katie Barker

Third place -- Malissa Nichols

Fourth place -- Kassy Ferganchick

Adults

First place -- Becky West

Second place -- Kevin Bitterich

Third place -- Janette MacDonald

Fourth place -- Kathleen Kitson

Barrels -- Slowest

First place -- Stacy Oliva

Second place -- Tina Hall

Third place -- Becky West

Fourth place -- Janette MacDonald

Water Race

Youth

First place -- Jackie Rainwater

Second place -- Carly Davis

Third place -- Kassy Ferganchick

Fourth place -- Jody Hall

Poles

Youth

First place -- Jackie Rainwater

Second place -- Malissa Nichols

Third place -- Cheyenne McGrane

Fourth place -- Stephan Kitson

Adults

First place -- Janette MacDonald

Second place -- Kathleen Kitson

Third place -- Christy Bitterich

Fourth place -- Becky West



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