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Posted: Monday, July 12, 2004

Ehrhardt graduates Stanford with honors

Kenai resident Britt Ehrhardt recently graduated from Stanford University with Phi Beta Kappa honors and distinction. She received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and had a minor in African studies. She also wrote her honors thesis at Stanford's School of Education. She plans to pursue a career in government or public service.

While at Stanford, Ehrhardt took a leave of absence to teach HIV education in Western Kenya, had her research work on U.S. welfare policy published by the Library of Congress and was awarded the Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy. The money awarded from the fellowship will fund her work at a family, community or corporate foundation for one year.

Kloote attends medical leadership forum

Skyview High School sophomore Jesse Kloote recently attended a 10-day National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.

Kloote joined 350 high school students from around the country shadowing personnel in hospitals and clinics, while learning concepts in public health, medical ethics, research and general practice.

While there, students engaged in simulation problem-based learning by being presented with a fictional patient's case history. Students had to then diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the patient.

She was nominated by Skyview High School science teacher, Mark Larson. Her nomination was based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a career in medicine.

McAuliffe qualifies for laureate society

Kenai resident Sarah McAuliffe recently was named to Whitworth College's Laureate Society for the spring semester.

McAuliffe qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining at least a 3.75 grade point average.

Sturm makes dean's list, releases CD

Soldotna resident Mike A. Sturm recently was named to the dean's list at Eastern Washington University. To make the list students must have a 3.5 grade point average and complete at least 12 credits for the quarter.

Sturm is majoring in secondary education with emphases in history and political science.

He also recently released a hip hop CD title EMCEE.

He is the son of Tim and Theresa Sturm and a 2003 graduate of Skyview High School.

Kenai parade winners announced

The Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the winners of the Fourth of July Parade.

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center was the overall parade winner, as well as the first-place winner in the organization category. Grace Lutheran Church and School was the second-place organization winner.

Heritage Place was first in the automobile category, and the Disabled American Veterans were second.

In the commercial category, Diamond M Ranch RV Park placed first and Alaska Hospitality Lodge was second.

The Miniature Horses and Two Carts entry was first in the equestrian category.

Individual winners were Molly Watkins, first, with "The Red that Got Away," and Celebrations Wedding Consulting, second.

In the youth category, the Alaska Young Marines placed first, while the Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner cheerleaders and the Kenai-Soldotna Young American Bowling Alliance tied for second.



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