Peninsula People

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2000

Honor students named to dean's list

Eric Thomas Adamson and Sara-Ann Stevens Covich, both of Kenai, were named to the dean's list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in recognition of outstanding academic achievements during the spring 2000 semester.

Students must receive between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average to be named to the list.

Soldotna man attains degree

Kjel Christopher Brothen, of Soldotna, received a degree from the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

Educator works on master's degree

Todd Boonstra, of Ninilchik, learned state-of-the-art teaching strategies while working on his master of education degree at Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass.

During a five-week summer session, more than 600 teachers from across the United States attended the National Institute for Teaching Excellence.

Kenai graduate completes training

Air Force Airman Joshua F. Blumenshine, a 1999 Kenai Central High School graduate, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Kirk C. and Samm Blumenshine, of Kenai.

Doctor awarded education credits

Carole Buchholz, M.D., recently participated in the educational activity entitled Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics Joint Meeting in Boston, and was awarded 28 hours of continuing education credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

She also recently attended the Pediatric Critical Care Conference held at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Nikiski family welcomes new member

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tauriainen, of Nikiski, will soon welcome Tobias Meyer, a Youth for Understanding international exchange student from Germany.

Tobias will attend Nikiski Middle-Senior High School.

For more information about hosting a YFU student, contact Wayne and Patricia Floyd at 776-8143, or call (800) USA-0200.

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