Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003

NCAA honors Auke Bay's Hilary Turner

JUNEAU - Hilary Turner, Auke Bay, was honored by the NCAA as a member of the NCAA Skiing All-Academic team. The team was announced during the 2003 NCAA Skiing Men's and Women's National Collegiate Championships, hosted by Dartmouth College in March.

Athletes named to the team must have attained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the fall term and must have competed at their own regional championships.

Turner was among five other athletes earning all-academic accolades for Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.

Davies family benefit Thursday evening

JUNEAU - Celebrate May Day at the Davies Family Benefit Evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hangar Ballroom at Merchants Wharf. Admission is a $10 donation at the door.

The event will feature live music by the Crab Grass Revival and other local bands, appetizers, a no-host bar and a silent and outcry auction of more than 120 items including trips, experiences, lessons, art, jewelry and delicious desserts.

All funds raised will assist Helen Davies in her battle against breast cancer.

Davies works in the accounting department of the city. Her busband Brian Davies is head of the ski patrol at Eaglecrest. They have a 2-year old son, Ronan. They discovered in early April that Helen's breast cancer would require surgery and follow-up chemotherapy and radiation.

Her friends, family and supporters have helped the family in facing this ordeal and Helen, typically with a sharp sense of humor, continues to provide updates on scheduled treatments.

Friends led by event coordinators Adrienne Reynolds and Brad Campbell met to decide how they could join in helping Helen Davies beat the odds. Many others have joined in. You can too. All are welcome.

For or more information, contact Brad Reynolds at 364-2128 or Bill Janes at 364-3369.

Juneau Co-op Preschool registration deadline

Registration is now under way for the fall semester at the Juneau Co-op Preschool. A lottery will be held May 15 at the school to enroll children for the 2003-4 year.

A nonprofit, non-denominational program run by the families who attend, JCP is open to students ages 3 to 5. Scholarships are available for families in need of tuition assistance. The school is downstairs at Northern Light United Church on Eleventh Street downtown.

There are two different morning classes, held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to noon and Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the same time.

There is also an afternoon class Monday through Thursday from 1 to 3:45 p.m.

The school is staffed by professional teachers and aided by parent volunteers.

Substitute slots are also available for children who wish to attend on a more intermittent basis.

For more information about the program or for a registration form, please call the school at 586-2656.

Engineering scholarships

The Alaska Engineering Education Foundation (AEEF), an organization that encourages students to pursue careers in engineering, awards scholarships to Alaska high school students interested in an engineering education. AEEF accepts applications from students across the state and awards one statewide scholarship and three regional scholarships every year. The recipients for the 2003 statewide and Southeast region scholarship are both Juneau- Douglas High School students. Seniors Christine Fagnant and Gabriel Hayden will receive the $1000 statewide and the $500 regional scholarships, respectively. Both Fagnant and Hayden have expressed interest in pursuing degrees in civil engineering.

The AEEF recognizes their achievement and congratulates both recipients.

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