Peninsula People

Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Reid is all business

Former Kenai resident Ryan Reid was accepted into the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He will pursue a degree in corporate finance with an international emphasis.

Reid recently returned from Ecuador. While there he worked for a nonprofit agricultural development organization performing financial audits.

He resides in Springville, Utah with his wife, Lynita and daughter, Kaitlyn.

His parents are Gayle and Garth Reid and he is a 1999 graduate of Kenai Central High School.

Area students graduate

Former Kenai residents Brandon J. Ellis and Jaramiah J. Hundley recently graduated from from the Alaska Military Youth Academy Challenge Program at Fort Richardson.

While attending they contributed nearly 9, 000 hours of volunteer community service. They also lived a military-based lifestyle, with order, disciple, duty, honor and country. Students forgo television, music, individual hairstyles and traditional teenage social lives while attending.

Former Sterling resident Christopher Hodel graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington with a bachelor of science degree in physical education, with concentrations in preathletic training and exercise science. While attending PLU he was a member of the football team and was starting kicker and backup quarterback.

Hodel plans to continue his education at the Rolf Institute in Colorado.

He is the son of Lyn and Tom Hodel.

Former Kenai resident Jon Panamaroff and former Soldotna resident Cassie Smith recently graduated from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

Panamaroff earned a master's degree in public administration and Smith earned a bachelor's of arts in education degree in natural science.

Goldstein receives scholarship

Former Soldotna resident Arianna Corrine Goldstein was awarded the George Beadle Scholarship from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. The scholarships are awarded to students who are children of UN graduates who reside in states other than Nebraska. It is awarded in recognition of the student's transfer grade point average, high school academic record and admission test scores. It will cover the full tuition differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

The George Beadle Scholarship honors the 1936 graduate who shared the 1958 Nobel Prize in physiology in plant genetics. Goldstein has not yet declared her major.

Area students make dean's list

Former Soldotna resident Dane Poppin was named to the dean's list at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. To be named to the list a student must achieve at least 3.4 grade point average.

Former Soldotna resident Riley Kent was named to the dean's list at the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences in Seattle, Wash.

She is the daughter of Bill and Lisa Kent.

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