Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2004

FAS workshops

Three FAS101 workshops facilitated by state certified FASD trainer Maggie Hamley have been scheduled in Juneau for Feb. 19, Mar. 30 and May 12.

Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Workshops will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Each of these free workshops is open to all interested individuals who have pre-registered. Birth, foster or adoptive parents, and those who work with children or adults at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are encouraged to attend.

Workshop completion will provide approved continuing education contact hours for many professions. Contact Maggie Hamley to register or for additional information at or 723-2160.

Basket workshop

Shiela Alexandrovich, longtime weaver from Whitehorse, will teach a willow basket workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. Melon or potato basket, with exploration of shape and handle options. Materials supplied. $65 with a maximum of five participants, at 717 Dixon. Call Shiela at 586-5818 to register.

Adolescent workshop

An adolescent mental health workshop will be held at Centennial Hall, Egan Room, on Friday, March 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Part 1 will explore "Therapeutic Interventions with Adopted Adolescents," and Part 2 will be "Coming to Your Senses - How Sensory Systems Relate to Behavioral Organization." The workshop is free and 4.0 CEU hours are available. Social workers, counselors, teachers, parents and interested persons are invited to attend. The presenters are licensed therapeutic staff from Intermountain Hospital in Boise, Idaho. RSVP at 800-321-5984, ext. 299. For information, call 800-321-5984, ext. 281.

Students recognized by colleges and at Juneau-Douglas High School

Amy Truax, a 2003 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, is on the first-semester dean's list at Mills College in Aurora, N.Y. She is the daughter of Michael Truax and Terese Chase.

Michael Dana Liliedahl, son of Jody and Marcia Liliedahl of Auke Bay, was named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Wash.

Sean-Bob R. Kelly of Douglas, and Amy S. Ballard and Sarah M. Croteau of Juneau were named to the 2003 fall semester chancellor's list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Brenton B. Savikko of Douglas, Davin M. Savikko of Douglas, Robert B. Anderson of Juneau, Lindsey M. Bray of Juneau, Kate A. Enge of Juneau, Valerie J. Joyce of Juneau, and William Wyatt of Juneau were named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Tyler David Gress of Juneau, a senior majoring in civil engineering, was named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list at Boise State University.

Everett Paul Burns Buyarski, a sophomore from Juneau, was named to the 2003 fall semester president's list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.

Anna Capacci of Juneau was named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Capacci is a sophomore majoring in psychology.

Jeffery Fanning of Juneau was named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list at the University of Portland. Fanning is majoring in business administration.

Weather L. Potdevin, daughter of James and Tamira Potdevin of Juneau, was named to the 2003 fall semester dean's list of Colby College, in Waterville, Maine.

Timothy Peterson, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, was selected for recognition as the Glacier Valley Rotary Club's Student of the Month for January 2004. Peterson was nominated for the honor by JDHS band director Ken Guiher.

"Tim has been the section leader of the trombone section for the past two years for both the wind ensemble and jazz band," Guiher said. "He is a talented young man and his diligence and effort has resulted in his selection for Southeast Honor Band for two years in a row and this year for All-State Band."

Peterson is also co-captain of the high school Pep Band; has served in the pit orchestra for three years, playing for various high school musicals; works on the sound crew for school dances; and ran on the high school cross-country team last fall. He is assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 6, and is the director of international community services for the Interact Club.

The Glacier Valley Rotary Club presented Peterson with a certificate for outstanding achievement, and Alaska Pacific Bank presented him with a savings bond.

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