Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, December 12, 2005

4-H’ers shine

Peninsula 4-H members Tera Schnabl and Kara Bethune recently returned from National Club Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

· Schnabl is a member of the Trail Blazers 4-H Club in Ninilchik, is a six-year member of 4-H member who participates in horse and beef projects. She attended the Youth Summit in Fairbanks last year where she met with 4-H members and leaders from around the state learning about youth and adult partnerships.

· Bethune is a nine-year member whose 4-H career has included projects in rabbits, sheep, horses and leadership. She has been president of the Nikiski Funky Farmers 4-H Club and an officer in the Kenai Peninsula Leader’s Council.

The National 4-H Congress event has been put on for eighty years, Youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. The Congress provides youth, ages 14-19 educational, and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides. It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent and caring citizens.

Parade winners announced

The following participants received awards for their entries in the annual Kenai Chamber of Commerce Electric Light Parade last month:

Sung Harbor Seafoods and Kenai Watershed, first; Carlile Transportation and Home Depot, second and KSRM third place commercial float; Kenai Senior Center, first; Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club, second and SOAR International Ministries Inc, third Organization entry; Peninsula Winter Games, first; Alaska Young Marines, second and the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, third Youth float; and Samantha Jones, first place Individual entry.

FAS poster contest winner announced

The winners in the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) 2005 Anchorage Council on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) “None for Nine” poster contest are:

· Second Prize (received H20 Oasis packages) — Julie Frye, IDEA in Homer and Trenton Fewlkner, KPYF in Kenai; and

· Honorable Mention — John Hannan, IDEA in Homer

More than 150 entries were submitted from 22 communities across the state. Alaska youth in elementary, middle and high schools were invited to create posters about the education and prevention of FASD, based on the “None for Nine” theme that encourages expectant mothers to abstain from alcohol during their pregnancies. To view winning poster entries visit the Alaska State Office of FAS Web site at http://www.hss.state.-ak.us/fas/ or RurAL CAP’s Web site at http://www.ruralcap.com.



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