Peninsula People

Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2001

New Kenai 4-H agent selected

Nancy Veal has been selected as the 4-H and youth development agent for the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks, in the Kenai Peninsula District.

According to Tony Nakazawa, CES director, Veal has had 20 years of experience working with 4-H programs in the Peninsula district, including serving as a 4-H project leader in many programs and as chair for the Junior Market Livestock program both in the Kenai district and statewide.

Veal received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of Oregon, Eugene. Before joining CES she taught elementary school in Oregon, Anchorage and Nikiski.

Veal's objective as a 4-H agent is to encourage youth and adults to become passionate about positive actions that promote 4-H and propagate thinking, loyal, helpful and healthy citizens.

Veal can be contacted through the CES office in Soldotna, 43961 K-Beach Road, at 262-5824.

Military academy graduates 1,000

The Alaska Military Youth Academy, Alaska's only military high school, graduated its 1,000th cadet Aug. 24. According to Tim Jones, academy director, the academy's first graduating class in 1994 had 43 students. This year's class graduated 100 students, and is the academy's largest class yet.

Graduates from the academy's military-style residential Challenge course have successfully completed more than five months of demanding academic, healthy life skills and physical training.

Among those graduates are Ryan Buster of Homer, Donna Hembroff of Kenai and Christopher Urdahl of Ninilchik.

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