Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007

Logan R. Spencer, of Juneau, earned honors for the winter term at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. In his third year at the independent secondary school, Spencer is the son of Carola Thompson and Larry Spencer.

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Southeast Conference awarded Jensyne Mason, David Paradis, Micaela Ponce and Elizabeth Stickel, all of Juneau, to be recipients of Southeast Conference's 2007-2008 scholarship awards.

They were selected from 10 students from around the Southeast region to receive this award. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate their intent to continue to reside in and contribute to the betterment of Southeast Alaska, and their belief in the Southeast Conference mission to promote strong economies, healthy communities and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska.

Mason was born in Sitka and is working toward an Associate of Applied Science in the Business Administration program; Paradis was born in Connecticut with plans of earning a teaching degree and specializing in history; Ponce was born in California and has a double major in marine biology and math; Stickel was born in Alaska and is working on her Bachelor of Business Administration. All have made their home in Juneau with plans of staying after college.

Southeast Conference is a regional membership nonprofit focused on building a strong economy, healthy communities, and a quality environment in Southeast Alaska. It's more than 140 members include communities, chambers of commerce, many businesses, non-profits, Alaska Native organizations, visitor's bureaus, and individuals interested in the economic and social well being of the residents of the region.

Southeast Conference, in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast, and a donation from Alaska Airlines of $25,000, established a scholarship program to support residents of the region pursue educational and career goals consistent with our organization's objectives. Scholarship funds have been raised through an auction that is generously supported by individuals and businesses throughout Southeast and conducted each year at the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting. The 2006 auction was held in Ketchikan and raised over $11,500.


Army Pvt. John A. Rehfeld, a 2000 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

He is the son of Kurt Rehfeld of Thunder Mountain Road, of Juneau, and Julie Rehfeld, of Villa Sonoma Glen in Escondido, Calif.

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