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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Kenai Middle School appreciates those who gave up day off to help

Kenai Middle School would like to send its appreciation to members of the HEA crew who worked on our Project Adventure course. Several men volunteered time on their day off, Nov. 13, to place high poles and cables for KMS' ropes course.

Not only was this their day off (Veteran's Day), but the drizzly, cold rain did not make their tasks any easier.

The following men should be applauded for their time, commitment and dedication to the young people of Kenai: Dean Glick, Bill Forbes, Tom Clyde, Rick Alexander, Bobby Taylor, Nathan Smith and Steve Cook. We would also like to thank Homer Electric Association for providing the equipment to make this event possible. Thank you to all involved. You make the difference!

Kenai Middle School Community

Lori A. Manion

Assistant principal

Many contribute to success of Voice of Democracy program

On behalf of all the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 and its Ladies Auxiliary, we wish to express appreciation to the individuals who willingly donated their time to serve as judges for the VFW-sponsored 2000 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program.

Students in grades nine, 10, 11 and 12 wrote and then recorded their essay on this year's topic "What Price Freedom?" The judges listened to the tapes and rated them on their originality, content and delivery. This was not an easy task! It took over three hours to listen to and score the 24 tapes that were submitted for judging.

Sincere thanks to the judges -- Dale Bagley, mayor, Kenai Peninsula Borough; Rebecca Cronkhite, manager, Kenai Municipal Airport; Faith Hall, home-schooling parent; Karl Lennox, assistant manager, Safeway; Paul Miller, owner-manager, Trustworthy Hardware; Sherril Miller, education program director, Kenai Peninsula College; Donna Peterson, superintendent, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District; Sgt. Charles Tressler, Alaska State Troopers; and Erica Williamson, membership service manager, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks also to the parents, teachers, principals and counselors who encouraged and-or assisted the students in developing the theme; to Steve Holloway at KSRM who assisted in retaping the students' essays under professional conditions; and to Shana Loshbaugh and Michelle Glaves of the Peninsula Clarion and Dispatch for publicizing and promoting the program. Your professional support of the Voice of Democracy program is greatly appreciated.

Bob Summers, commander

Rachel Jurco, auxiliary president

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046



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