Nikiski Middle-Senior High

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2003

The school would like to apologize to Laura Rooper for omitting her name from the list of students who participated in the state cross country competition in Palmer.

Graduation orders are due in the counseling office. For more information, call Mrs. Falk.

The volleyball team will host Anchorage Christian School at 4 p.m. Friday. At noon Saturday, the team will play Seward at Seward.

The wrestling team will travel to Houston on Friday and Saturday for the first match of the season.

Middle school soccer borough finals will take place in Soldotna on Saturday. Participating teams and times will be announced.

The junior varsity volleyball team will travel to Ninilchik on Friday.

University of Alaska Fairbanks representative will be available to talk with interested seniors Oct. 21. Interested students need to sign up in the counseling office.

Financial aid night for juniors and seniors is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 21 in the library.

A senior parent meeting for the after-graduation party is scheduled at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the library.


The QSP Magazine Sale began Sept. 29 and will end Friday. The proceeds will help contribute to the student activities. To purchase or renew a subscription, call a Ninilchik student.

The girls' cross country running team placed seventh out of 10 full teams at the 1, 2 and 3A Championships on Sept. 27. Ninilchik was the only 2A school with a full team; the rest were 3A. In the field of 104 runners, Katie Moerlein placed 16th. Coach Vadla is proud to announce the girls came home with the sportsmanship award.

Patrick Tilbury, Randi Hall and Katie Moerlein, all Ninilchik student council and National Honor Society members, were elected to fill the positions of districtwide school board representative, finance committee member and curriculum committee member, respectively.

The annual book fair will be Monday through Oct. 16 during library hours and Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Picture retakes will be Oct. 15.

The Ninilchik swimming pool should be open by Oct. 15.

The National Honor Society catalog fund-raiser will continue until Oct. 24. For more information, call Jamie Leman 567-3722.

School planners still are available for $5 each. The proceeds will benefit the junior high volleyball team. For information, call Tammy Bear at (907) 567-3709.

Skyview High

The High School Graduation Qualifying Exam will be held this week. The reading exam is today and the writing portion of the exam is Thursday.

The library is in need of lunchtime volunteers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:25 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. For more information, call Carol Dallman at 260-2381.

The volleyball team will travel to Anchorage for the Grace Christian tournament.

Wrestling and hockey practices begin Oct. 20. Students must have proof of a current sports physical and paperwork completed and turned in before they will be allowed to try out or practice.

The school congratulates the students and staff members who were honored at the Student of the Month luncheon put on by the National Honor Society and culinary arts class. The Rotary Student of the Month was Antonio Silva and the Chamber Student of the Month was Kim Martin.

Soldotna High

Tess Caswell, a senior at Soldotna High School, has been named a commended student in the 2004 National Merit Scholarship Program. Tess received a letter of commendation with a congratulatory message and a certificate. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2004 competition for merit scholarship awards, commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1 million students who entered the 2004 competition by taking the 2002 Preliminary SAT-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT). Tess is the daughter of Steve and Sue Caswell of Soldotna.

The music programs are rehearsing for their fall shows. The band will present its fall concert Oct. 16, followed by the choir Oct. 21.

The junior and senior classes will sponsor a dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 17.

The first quarter ends Oct. 24. The day will be a minimum day for students.

Cook Inlet Academy

The third-graders have been reading the book, "Flat Stanley." Because Stanley was flat, he traveled by mail to visit his friends. The students have designed and mailed their own "Flat Stanley" dolls to friends around the world, asking recipients to send back pictures and a description of his visit with them. Recipients in this geography project also are encouraged to provide a children's book for Project Morocco, Uganda or Nigeria.

Congratulations to the high school boys' cross country team for placing third at the state meet. Thanks to coach Ted McKenney for sharing his faith, talent and love for running with the teams.

Brook Forsi and Cory McKenney took first place in the junior high cross country meet in Kenai. The boys' team claimed six of the top 10 spots and the girls' team claimed three out of the top five.

Students of the week are Noah Leaf, Hallie Symington, Haley Miller, Mac Wynkoop, Lacey Cashman, Keely Powers, Chloe Wonser and Amie Smithwick.

Congratulations to Barbara Gibbons, Jake Zufelt, Tana Alsworth, Jenna Zufelt, Emily Thornton and Trapper Alsworth for being selected to participate in the All-Borough Honor Choir. The public is invited to their concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kenai Central High School

The Student Leadership Conference will be Oct. 15 to 17.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship is Oct. 20.

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