Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2003

Anchor Point woman graduates from BYU-Hawaii

Alicia Carper of Anchor Point graduated June 21 from Brigham Young University Hawaii with a bachelor's degree in history. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History honor society and served as treasurer of the school's chapter during her senior year. Her senior paper, a history of the Carper family in Wallowa County, Ore., will eventually be published.

Buchholz earns masters degree, accepts job

Matthew Buchholz, a 1997 graduate of Skyview High School, recently received a master of science degree in radiation health physics from Oregon State University College of Nuclear Engineering. He graduated with a 4.0 grade point average for his last semester.

Buchholz has accepted a position with a nuclear engineering management corporation, Bechtel Bettis Inc. for the U.S. Nuclear and Environmental Site at Idaho Falls, Idaho.

While in school, he also spent a summer as an intern for the Hanford, Wash., nuclear site.

His parents are Les and Sue Buchholz of Soldotna.

Area students named to deans' lists

Brandon C. Newbould of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Messiah College in Grantham, Pa. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.6.

Newbould is a senior music major and a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Maria Drennen of Kenai was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. To be named to the dean's list students must be in the top 10 percent of their class.

Homer youth interns for Murkowski

Nathaniel Raymond of Homer recently began an internship in Sen. Lisa Murkowski's Washington, D.C., office. Twenty graduating seniors from across the state were selected to spend four weeks performing administrative and legislative duties for the senator and shadowing her in her daily schedule. Raymond is the son of Steven and Julia Martin of Homer and a graduate of Homer High School.

Soldotna man completes basic training

Army Pvt. Brandon C. Boshears recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

During the eight weeks of training, Boshears received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, as well as experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to infantry crewmen.

Boshears is the son of David and Therasa Brewer of Soldotna.

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