Baker named student of the month
Nikiski High School senior Ramona /> was recognized by the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce as the September Student of the Month.
She was presented with a ConocoPhillips jacket and fuel coupons from Tesoro.
Baker maintains a 4.0 grade point average, is the student body president, National Honor Society president, yearbook editor, drama and debate forensics team captain and ran on the cross country team.
She hopes to attend Lewis and Cark College on Portland, Ore., next year.
She is the daughter of Robert and Leslie Baker of Nikiski.
Ford named humor editor
Alden Ford will serve as the humor editor on the Whitman College Pioneer for the fall semester. It is a weekly newspaper published by the Associated Students of Whitman College.
Ford is the son of Larry and Carol Ford of Kenai and is a junior theater major.
Gilmore joins Air Force
Air Force Airman Bria M. Gilmore of Seward recently graduated from basic military training at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Bria M. Gilmore
During her six weeks of training she studied the Air Force mission and organization and performed military customs and courtesies. She also preformed drill and ceremony marches and participated in physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.
For completing basic training, Gilmore received credits toward an associate degree through the community college of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Betty and James Gilmore of Seward and a 2001 graduate of Seward High School.
Haring named to dean's list
Kenai resident Benjamin Haring was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.
To be named to the dean's list a student must have a 3.4 grade point average.
Haring is the son of David and Ruth Haring and is a sophomore majoring in applied physics.
KVCC presents interpretive programs
Marine Corps PFC. Daniel J. Stroud of Homer recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.
Stroud began training at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. He also spent numerous hours in the classroom and field assignments, learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksman ship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training.
In addition, he received instruction on the Marine Corps values honor, courage and commitment and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.
The training concluded with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team exercise culminating in a ceremony naming the recruits as Marines for the first time.
Stroud is the son of Dian E. and Louis W. Stroud and a 1999 graduate of Homer High School.
Wear takes flight
Tamra Wear recently was hired as the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska's new lead flight director.
Wear, a native of northern California, has 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught at Soldotna Middle School and in a one-room classroom at Kerewan Middle School in Kerewan, the Gambia.
While in Alaska she has taught mathematics, and one of her goals is to expand the programming at the Challenger Center to draw in more math classes.
She is a 1994 graduate from New York University with a degree in secondary school mathematics education. Wear also has received training in multicultural education and Alaskan history at the University of Alaska-Southwest; writing for children and teenagers from the Institute of Children's Literature; and reading across the curriculum from Sonoma State University in Soma, Calif.
Wear received the California distinguished school educator award for her work with children at Washington School in Clover Dale, Calif., as well as a plaque of appreciation from the school board.
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