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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2001

Area students named to dean's list

Jayson BeDunnah of Kenai was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Idaho. To receive the honor, students must attain a grade point average of 3.3 or better on 14 or more graded credits.

Erin Nightingale of Nikiski was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Idaho. To receive the honor, students must attain a grade point average of 3.3 or better on 14 or more graded credits.

Abigail Zerbe of Soldotna was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Idaho. To receive the honor, students must attain a grade point average of 3.3 or better on 14 or more graded credits.

Daniel Hastings of Soldotna was named to the spring semester dean's list at the University of Idaho. To receive the honor, students must attain a grade point average of 3.3 or better on 14 or more graded credits.

Stacey Pault, a 2000 graduate of Kenai Central High School, was named to the dean's list at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. Students must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours and have achieved a 3.75 grade point average of better to be named to the list.

She is the daughter of Joe and Katie Pault of Kenai.

Julian Wells, a 1997 Nikiski High School graduate, 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.

His parents are Roy A. and Jocelyn E. Wells of Kenai.

Students receive degrees

Erika Dahlgren Cutler, a 1994 Skyview High School graduate, graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy on June 9. She was awarded the doctor of pharmacy degree and has been accepted to do a residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

She is the daughter of John and Lynda Dahlgren of Soldotna.

Lisa Karyl Dahlgren, a 1994 graduate of Skyview High School, graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. May 25, with a bachelor's degree.

She is the daughter of John and Lynda Dahlgren of Soldotna.

BP awards scholarships

Five students from the Kenai Peninsula were awarded scholarships from BP Exploration Inc. to enroll in a two-year degree program of the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium.

The winners are: Brandon Cramer and Robyn Hamilton-Barker of Kenai, Kristen Tilgner of Soldotna, Todd Pollock of Kasilof and Kenton Redmon of Homer. Each student will receive up to $12,000 in scholarship funds to be paid throughout four semesters of study.

The APICC is a partnership of industry, education, community and government leaders organized to promote training in process industry careers. The two-year training program was developed in 1999 to meet the growing need for skilled workers in Alaska.

Soldotna man graduates from Air Force academy

 

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Nate Conn, a 1997 Skyview High School graduate, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy May 30.

During his career, Conn earned his private pilot's license, completed Combat Survival Training, served as a basic training instructor, participated in the SOAR program and attended Operation Air Force in Germany for three weeks. He also graduated in the top 25 percent of his class, receiving a bachelor's degree.

His parents are Frank and Dawn Conn of Ozark, Ark.

Homer man accepted for internship

Leif Ellington, a graduate of Homer High School, has been accepted to the second group of internships for Sen. Frank Murkowski. The program lets students take part in day-to-day operations of the senator's office, as well as observe the workings of Congress first hand. The second session will run through Aug. 4.

He is the son of Lisa and Dave Ellington of Homer.

Applications available for leadership institute

The Prudential Youth Leadership Institute will be held Aug. 12 through 16 at the Birchwood Camp in Chugiak. Youths in grades nine through 12 are eligible to apply. The training costs $75 per person and is limited to 35 people.

The four-day training is in experimental activities that are part of the creative leadership process designed by the Center For Creative Leadership. The institute is designed for young people interested in making a difference, helping others and working with diverse youth in Alaska .

The application deadline is Aug. 1. For more information and an application, call Beau Basset or Stephanie Abrego at (907) 279-9648.

Foreign teens need host families

Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for 21 Alaska families to host high school students from Belgium, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, Croatia and Liechtenstein for the upcoming school year. The students are 15 to 18 years old and will arrive in August to spend a semester or school year in America.

The students are prescreened and speak English. They come with their own medical insurance and spending money. Host families are not paid but may be able to claim a $50 per month charitable contribution on their income taxes.

For more information, call (800) 894-7633.



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