Nikiski student earns Eagle Scout rank
Stephen James Noble of Nikiski recently became an Eagle Scout. A member of Boy Scout Troop No. 672, Noble was recognized in a court of honor ceremony Aug. 24 at the Jason Peterson hockey rink, which his troop painted last summer. During his career with the Boy Scouts, Noble has served as a patrol guide, a patrol leader and a representative at the World Jamporee in Thailand. He earned the Service to America Award in 2000 and has worked at leadership camps for younger scouts.
He attended North Star Elementary School until sixth grade, and currently is enrolled in a home-school program through the Copper River School District.
He is the son of James Noble and grandson of Don and Pat Noble of Nikiski.
Peninsula man plays with Team USA
Justin Payment was invited to play baseball with Team USA in Italy. The tournament took place in Rome and Tuscany from Aug. 13 to 24. Team USA won 13 games and lost one, with Payment hitting the winning home run in the last game to win the tournament. Payment, a graduate of Soldotna High School, attends college at Dakota County Tech in Bloomington, Minn.
His parents are Cindy and Jesse Stalnaker of Bucoda, Wash., and Tracy and Steve Payment of Nikiski.
Sterling woman earns degree
Cristina Nabinger of Sterling received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., in April. She had a 3.5 grade point average.
Nabinger is a 1999 graduate of Skyview High School.
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