Cutting receives honors
Former resident Tara Cutting recently was accepted for membership in the PSI Chi National Honor Society in psychology at the State University of New York College.
Cutting was accepted on the basis of her scholastic achievement.
She is the daughter of Glenn and Carla Cutting of Nowata, Okla.
Cutting is a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School.
Fanning graduates college
Kenai resident Kristofor (Chip) Fanning recently graduated from Southern Oregon University with a master's degree in teaching.
Peterson plans to return to Alaska to attend classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage for a year and then return to SOU to become a physician's assistant.
He is the son of Shelly and Ken Peterson.
Janik releases new book
Former Alaska resident Dr. Daniel "Dan" Janik M.D., Ph.D., recently released a new book titled "A Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquistion." The first in a new Lincom Europa series on neurobiological learning, it contains his theory of language learning and a general theory of learning.
Janik is the coordinator of academic English and university credit programs at Intercultural Communications College in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He is the brother of Mary Janik of Soldotna.
Rome receives bowling leadership award
Kenai resident Erin Rome recently was selected as the International Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) Youth Leader of the Year. She also was appointed to the U.S. Bowling Congress National Board, where she will serve a two-year term, and received a $2,000 scholarship from YABA.
She received her awards at the closing ceremonies for the Junior Olympic Gold Bowling Championships in Dallas.
The international youth leader award selection was based upon leadership skills while performing elected offices held in the sport at the local and state levels along with their active participation in fund-raising and coaching of new members to the sport. Each candidate for this award also was required to write an essay on "What Leadership Means to Me."
Rome currently works for the Boys and Girls Club of Kenai as a meals-snack chef and coaches two soccer teams.
She is a 2003 graduate of Kenai Central High School and will attend the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore.
Wendt graduates college
Kenai resident Julie Wendt recently graduated from Fort Lewis College in Tacoma, Wash. Wendt majored in environmental biology.
She is a graduate of Kenai Central High School.
Area students receive scholarships
The following area students received scholarships or waivers from the University of Idaho.
Clam Gulch Christa M. Martin, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year;
Homer Chelsea M. Belieu, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; Abigail R. Fuller, Law Student Tuition Waiver; and Stacy A. Owens, Idaho Tuition Scholarship F02;
Kenai Jayson M. BeDunnah, Walter C. Hayes, Engineering; Carrie M. Milam, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; Brett A. Morris, Western Undergraduate Exchange 2-year; Angela . Sheldon, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; and Thomas B. Turnbull, Top Non-Resident Transfer;
Nikiski Shanda R. Dahlen, Presidential, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; and Richard I. Hilleary, Diversity Tuition Waiver F03;
Seward Joshua M. Coots, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; Kelly A. Houghton, Presidential, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; and Brian T. Osborne, Idaho Tuition Scholarship F02;
Soldotna Nicholas G. Horn, Top Non-Resident Transfer; Matthew T. Janz, Western Undergraduate Exchange 3-year; Jayce . Robertson, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year; Sarah A. Todd, Honors Tuition Waiver; and Kirby, Robert R. , Music Scholarship and Music Out-of-State Tuition Waiver; and
Sterling Clayton W. Harrison, Walter C. Hayes Engineering, Western Undergraduate Exchange 4-year.
Students were awarded scholarships or waivers based on academic or leadership potential, aptitude in particular fields or to help ensure financial access.
Army Reserve rewards top athletes, scholars
The following students were awarded the U.S. Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Awards for being ranked top in their schools as scholars and athletes: Brian Beeson and Alyse Bell of Cook Inlet Academy; Peter Resitarits of Homer Christian School; Nicholas Barnes and Synneva Hagen-Lillevik of Kenai Central High School; Robert Zachary Womack and Lynzie Ellis of Nikiski Middle-Senior High School; Jason Schollenberg and Amanda Matson of Ninilchik School; Chad Adams and Krista Boulden of Seward High School; and Antonio Silva and Stephanie Lambe of Skyview High School.
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