Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007

Christina Eriksen, of Juneau, was named to the dean's list at Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall term of the 2006-07 academic year. Members of the dean's list achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

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Eriksen is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and the daughter of Kent Eriksen and Karen Ericksen.

Hamline's College of Liberal Arts has steadily built its national reputation with an innovative curriculum and excellent, dedicated faculty.


A fourth-grade Harborview Elementary School student will represent Juneau at the state spelling bee in Anchorage next month.

Ten-year-old Brayden Wrightson won last night's spelling bee. He got it done by correctly spelling colossal and crocuses. That happened in the 17th round.

The winner of the state spelling bee advances to regional competition and a chance to go to Washington, D.C., for the national spelling bee. When asked about his hopes, Brayden said, "Hopefully I get words that I know, either that I get words I don't know and I get them right."

Brayden is the son of Angie and Dave Wrightson. His father is a Juneau Police officer. His mother works for a dentist and he says he wants to be a dentist when he grows up.

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