Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, December 23, 2002

SoHi grad earns bachelor's degree

Megan Rene Webb of Soldotna graduated from the University of Nevada Reno on Dec. 7. She received a bachelor's degree in music education. She is the daughter of Jim and Kim Webb and a 1997 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Area students win cash in patriotic poetry contest

Kaitlin R. Walker of Kenai Central High School was named the first-place overall winner in this year's Young American Patriotic Art Awards Program, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10046 in Soldotna. Developed in 1978 and sponsored nationally by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the program encourages high school students to use their artistic talents to express patriotism. The awards help students fund their future education.

As the overall winner, Walker received $500. She also received $100 as the KCHS first-place winner.

Clarissa Ribbens, the first-place winner at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School, placed second overall, winning a total of $400.

Marcie Isham, the first-place winner at Skyview High School, placed third overall and received $250 in prizes.

First-, second- and third-place awards were given to participants at each area high schools, with winners receiving $100, $75 and $50, respectively. The individual school winners were: Walker, first, and Melissa Shagnoff, second, KCHS; Isham, first, Elyse Dehlbom, second, and Rob Krawe, third, Skyview High; Brandi Denna, first, Riley Kent, second, and Elizabeth Denna, third, Soldotna High; and Ribbens, first, Katie Floyd, second, and Jeremiah Taylor, third, Nikiski High.

Walker's entry will be forwarded to state level judging. The first place state winner will then be entered in the national judging, where the first-place award is $10,000, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.

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