Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, August 09, 2004

Garden gawkers

From left, Nancy Courtright, Barbara Jewel, Mavis Blazy Lancaster and Shirley Gifford attend a Garden Sculpture Walkabout at Connie Goltz's home. About 70 women attended the function.

Kent named to dean's list

Soldotna resident Riley Kent recently was named to the dean's list at the University of Washington's College of Arts and Sciences.

She is the daughter of Lisa and Bill Kent.

Area students graduate

Andrew Patrick Seaman of Homer and Arika Jensen of Kenai recently graduated from Washington State University. Seaman graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. Jensen received a bachelor of arts degree in human development.

Kenai woman graduates with honors

Sarah I. McAuliffe of Kenai recently graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in computer science and business management from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash.

McAuliffe was a member of the largest graduating class in Whitworth's history, celebrating the school's 114th commencement exercises May 16.


Airman Levi R. Phipps

Skyview grad completes basic training

Air Force Airman Levi R. Phipps recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

During his six weeks of training, Phipps studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received instruction in physical training, rifle marksmanship, field exercises and human relations.

In addition, he earned credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Phipps is the son of Steve Phipps of Soldotna and a 2001 graduate of Skyview High School.

Former resident writes fantasy novel

Former Soldotna resident Timothy Goodwin recently published a science fiction-fantasy novel called "Pariah." According to Goodwin, the novel is an odyssey of the mind that looks deep into one man's spirit and reveals the incontrovertible truth about his integrity. It is a tale of time travel and epic fantasy.

Goodwin was born in Los Angeles. At the age of 13, he moved to Soldotna and lived there for 10 years.

He is the son of former resident Laura Goodwin and nephew of Dave Nichols.

Goodwin is a graduate of Soldotna High School.

"Pariah" can be purchased at online bookstores and at

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