Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002

Soldotna child wins local pageant

Kaitlyn Leckband, the 3-year-old daughter of Tyler and Katrina Leckband of Soldotna, has been crowned Mini Miss Soldotna and will represented the city in the 2002 Miss Alaska All-American Girl Pageant in Anchorage this weekend.

Her grandparents are Tracey Myrick and Morgan Willis of Soldotna, Nita Baldwin of San Antonio, Carl Leckband Jr. of Lake Charles, La., and Johnny Skinner of Macks Creek, Mo.

Her great-grandparents are Terry Myrick of Soldotna, W.T. Myrick of Castor, La., Maxine and Carl Leckband Sr. of Lake Charles, Betty Wilson of Orange, Texas, and Ruth and Otis Skinner of Macks Creek.

Kenai student earns scholarship

Stacey Pault of Kenai has been awarded a $500 academic achievement scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado. The award is given to students who have completed at least 30 hours of study at UNC and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Nikiski woman completes basic training

Air Force Airman Anna M. Floyd has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

During the six-week training, Floyd studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

In addition, she earned credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Floyd is the daughter of Wayne and Patti Floyd of Kenai and a 2002 graduate of Nikiski High School.

Peninsula people enlist in Army

Amanda B. Trux and Rhys J. Durham recently enlisted in the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry Program, which allows individuals to join the Army, secure their guarantees and delay departure for up to 365 days.

Trux is a 2002 graduate of Kenai Central High School and the daughter of Susan L. Trux of Kenai and Goran L. Svedlund of Anchorage. She enlisted as a military police officer and qualified for a $2,000 incentive. She left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri last Tuesday

Durham attended Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna and is the son of Wilma F. Marhenke of Nikiski and Tery D. Durham of Powell, Wyo. He enlisted as a power generation equipment repairer and left for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., Wednesday.

Mullins honored with Don MacKinnon award

Debra Mullins of Nikiski has been selected as the winner of the 2002 Don MacKinnon Excellence in Education and Human Services Award. Mullins has served as a member and officer of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education for 12 years.

The Don MacKinnon award was established in 1985 to recognize Don MacKinnon and his service to education in Alaska.

In honor of his work to forge professional relationships on behalf of Alaska's young people, the Alaska Association of School Administrators Board of Directors established the award to be given to school board members who have provided meritorious service to their districts and communities.

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