Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, August 27, 2001

Area students graduate, travel

Iver Kohler, a student at Soldotna High School, resently took part in the Presidential Classroom Media and Demo-cracy Program in Washington, D.C. He joined 350 high school juniors and seniors from 45 states, the District of Comunbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

During the program, students met with government leaders and learned about the democratic process firsthand while concentrating on the role the news media play in national politics. Students rounded out the week with appointments in the offices of their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill.

Kohler is the son of Greg and Shannon Kohler of Soldotna.

Justin Henwood graduated from Utah State University in May with a master's degree in civil engineering. He is employed at the Federal Highway Administration in Denver. Henwood is a 1995 Soldotna High School graduate and the son of Tom and Diane Henwood of Soldotna.

Robynn Gille of Soldotna has been granted the Monbugakusho Sholarship by the Japanese Ministry of Education. The scholarship provides for her housing, travel and living expenses for one year while she attends Hokkado Kyouiku Daigaku (HUE) in Sapporo, Japan.

Her interest in Japan ignited when her father, the late Bob Gille, introduced her to short wave radio at the age of 8. Together they listened to Japanese broadcasts as Gille helped her father disassemble old radios.


Robynn Gille

After obtaining her bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Gille is considering studying for a master's degree at the University of Hawaii.

Gille is the daughter of Barb Gille of Soldotna.

Soldotna woman celebrates 103rd birthday

Amelia Pfuhlman, the oldest resident at Heritage Place in Sodlotna, celebrated her 103rd birthday Aug. 15.


Amelia Pfuhlman

She came to Alaska from Minnesota in 1994 to be closer to her daughter, Carolyn Prince, and family.

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