Butler off to school
Tatiana N. Butler, daughter of Debra J. and Owen M. Boyle, has enrolled as a first-year student at Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., a highly selective liberal arts college.
Butler is a 2006 graduate of Nikiski High School.
School board member noted for service
Sammy Crawford, of Kenai, has been selected as the recipient of the Dan MacKinnon Excellence in Education and Human Services award for 2006-07.
Crawford has served as a member and officer of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education since June 1998 and is a former award-winning social studies teacher.
The Don MacKinnon award was established in 1985 to recognize MacKinnon for 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 this award to be given to board members who have provided meritorious service to their districts and communities.
The award was presented to Crawford on Oct. 6 during the AASA conference in Fairbanks.
Cusack gets degree
Kelsey L. Cusack, of Soldotna, received a bachelor of science degree in sport and exercise science from the University of Northern Colorado over the summer.
Parks flying high in school
Ian Parks, a 2004 Soldotna High School graduate, recently made the dean’s list at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. He is perusing a career in aviation. He is the son of Pat and Marita Parks of Soldotna.
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