Jan Wallace, left, of Delta Kappa Gamma, presents Denya DeVolld a $500 scholarship to continue pursuing a degree in education.
Soldotna woman completes degree, continues studies
Winter Laurel West, a graduate of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, completed her associate of science degree at Portland Community College in Portland, Ore., in September.
She now is attending the Campus California Teachers Group in Etna, Calif., where she is studying to be a volunteer teacher in Mozambique, Africa. She will work with disadvantaged children in orphanages and preschools, primarily in health education.
Kenai student named to college concert choir
Walter Ward of Kenai has been selected as a bass in George Fox University's 60-member concert choir. The choir, directed by Loren Wenz, associate professor of music, performs a variety of music styles, including contemporary sacred and gospel arrangements, spirituals and hymns. Members are selected through a series of auditions. George Fox University is located in Newberg, Ore.
Soldotna man graduates basic training
Joshua D. Tempel
Private First Class Joshua D. Tempel graduated from boot camp Nov. 1 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. After 10 days of leave, he headed to Camp Pendleton, where he is in infantry training.
Tempel is a 2002 graduate of Soldotna High School and the son of Janet Tempel of Soldotna and Michael Tempel of Temecula, Calif.
Soldotna woman enters Navy
Nicole M. Pogue of Soldotna recently joined the Navy for guaranteed training in the Aviation Boatswain's Mate Program. She joined the delayed entry program and will report for active duty in July, attending basic training at Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.
She is the daughter of William Pogue of Pasco, Wash., and Amelia C. Olson of Richland, Wash.
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