Christina Eriksen, of Juneau, was presented with the E.W. Randall Prize Award at the Hamline University Honors Day Awards Ceremony on May 3. The scholarship was awarded for excellence in oral presentation of scholarly work.
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Bernadette Johnson, the daughter of Susan Wanberg, of Ketchikan, and Edwin Johnson, of Juneau, graduated on May 12 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Johnson was a 1997 graduate of Ketchikan High School and active in girls basketball and school affairs. From high school she received an academic scholarship and went on to Willamette University where she received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. For this next year Johnson will work in residency at the Verteran's Administration Hospital in Albuquerque.
Anadel Dela Cruz Piol, of Juneau, was named to the dean's list for the 2007 winter quarter at the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences in Seattle.
The Light of Hope Award, presented annually by the Court Appointed Special Advocate program to recognize individuals who go above and beyond in making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children, was awarded to Judge Larry Weeks and Martha Stevens.
Weeks is retiring next month after 17 years on the bench. As the presiding judge for Southeast Alaska, he has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of abused and neglected children. Judge Weeks was selected for the award by Guardians ad Litem and CASA volunteers who advocate on behalf of children in his courtroom.
For the past 15 years, Stevens was a tireless advocate for abused and neglected children in her role as Guardian ad Litem.
Tabatha Harris, of Juneau, was among the more than 2,405 graduates in the University of Alaska Anchorage's Class of 2007. She graduated cum laude with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology, during a celebratory ceremony on May 6 at the Sullivan Arena. She is the daughters of Kirk and Judy Harris, and Gloria and Terry Dilley.
Natalie Pfeifer, of Juneau, will be awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award on May 25 in Ketchikan. The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest award. It is awarded only to a Girl Scout who has completed a year-long project which embodies the highest character and service to her community.
Pfeifer's project was to develop a sports wellness resource library within Ketchikan High School. Natalie Pfeifer developed a sports wellness library to minimize the likelihood of physical injury to athletes during their participation in sports.
Pfeifer is the first girl to receive the Gold Award in Ketchikan since 1999 when her sister and three other girls received their Gold Awards. She will receive the American flag which was flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor, in acknowledgment for her work, and her earning her Gold Award. The American Legion in Ketchikan has been asked to present the flag. Pfeifer has already received a letter from President Bush and his wife congratulating her on earning the Gold Award. She is graduating from KHS this spring and plans to attend college in the fall. At this time, she is considering a career as a physical therapist.
Juneau-Douglas High School announced the names of honor roll students who received a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for first semester: David Joe Abad, Beatriz Abella, Natasha Ackerman, Arthur Ackerman, Kristen Adelmeyer, Andrew Ainsworth, Nolin Ainsworth, Sydney Akagi, Rachelle Albay, Kacey Albers, Daniel Alexie, Vicente Alinson, Travis Allensworth, MacKenzie Allison, Kassi Allred, Evan Anderson, Maria Lourdes Andes, Nicholas Andrews, Jerel Antigua, Jasmine Araki, Alicia Arehart, Kathleen Arledge, Stacie Arnold, Anthony Arriaga, Kate Austin, Brianna Avis, Andrea Axmann, Melissa Axmann, Aaron Badilla, B. Clae Baker, Dylan Baker, Andria Baker, Kelli Baker, Joelle Ballam-Schwan, Logan Balstad, Nancy Banh, Danielle Barr, Malcom-Jefrey Barril, Anthony Barril, Krista-Noelle Barril, Anne Bartholomew, Alexander Barto, Dustin Bauer, Kanaan Bausler, Mark Bautista, Devin Baxter, Tosha Baysinger, Amanda Beasinger, Ryan Beason, Brian Beckner, Brent Beckner, Tessa Beedle, Leanne Bell, Lydia Bellamy, Teslin Benedict, Helena Benedict, Alexandria Bennett-Snyder, Levi Benning, Amy Bergmann, Christian Bernaldo, Justin Bernaldo, David Bernstein, Raphael Betit, Lindsay Birk, Kayla Bishop, Jesse Blair, Hezekiah Bodine, Melissa Bogert, Sara Bogert, Samuel Bornstein, Robert Boseman, Adrienne Bosworth, Alejandro Botelho-Alvarez, Wesley Bowman, Alan Boyce, Anna Branch, Kayla Brandner, Christopher Brantner, Brittney Brommels, Emma Brower, Angel Brown, Alexandra Brown, Mircea Brown, Darby Brown, Hunter Brown, August Browning, Elijah Bruce, Aldyn Brudie, Cody Brunette, Anna Buchanan, Hillary Buck, Hannah Buck, Andria Budbill, Brittany Buell, Kendra Buerger, Kathryn Bullock, Kristine Burke, Kimberly Burke, Kimberly Burnett, Jaime Burrous, Lauren Busch, Kathleen Busch, Isabel Bush, Clarissa Kay Cabrigas, Wendy Calderwood, Neal Callahan, Katelyn Calvin, Kyla Camba, Paige Cameron, William Campbell, Ryan Cao, Marina Rae Caparas, Grayson Carlile, Jill Carlile, Karen Carrillo, Kelsey Castagnola, Seth Cayce, Eva Ceder, Jacob Chamberlin, Connor Chaney, Zane Chapman, Carolyn Chenoweth, Jazmin Cherian, Randi Chernikoff, Timothy Childers, Gregory Chimelir, Anne Choate, Kai Christian, Sarah Christianson, Junnie Chup, Samuel Clark, Ky Clark, Lindsay Clark, Merijke Coenraad, Taelyn Coffee, Sara Cohen, Aaron Cohen, Moira Coleman-Hulbert, William Collier, Brooke Collins, Lindsey Collins, Jordan Coronell, Danielle Correa, Jamie Courtney, Geoffrey Craig, Kevin Craig, Melvin Cristobal, Joe Croteau, Ronald Cuanzon, Judy Cumlat, Emily Cummins, Callie Cummins, Chelsey Curry, Jamison Daniel, Nikitha Daniel, Lindsey Daniel, Eric Daugherty, Chantil Davies, Christopher Day, Aaron Day, Jessica DeAngelis, Henry DeCherney, Reynier DeLa Cruz, Alison deLaBruere, Joseph Lee Deluna, Philip Derbesy, Alex DeRocher, Tarah Desatoff, Krystle Dewitt-Narino, Julia Dicostanzo, Kristen Dierick, John Dimond, Andrea Doerflinger, Elena Dolitsky, Westin Dollmont, Nils Domke, Briana Donahue, Kenneth Donnelly, Rachel Donohoe, Ross Douglas, Chas Duran, Gautier Durand, Tina Durand, Joel Easton, Carlo Ebron, Tammy Eddy, Thomas Eggers, Monica Eldemar, Trisha Elizarde, Kyle Elliott, Miranda Ellison, Shawna Else, Thomas Emerson, Molly Emerson, Amanda Endicott, Skylar Engle, Mark Enriquez, Sally Enriquez, Mariel Enriquez, Peter Erickson, Mary Erickson, Jessica Eriksen, Morgan Erisman, David Estes, Edilyn Ann Estigoy, Christopher Estigoy, Mark Estioco, Sarah Everett, Rachel Everett, Josiah Ewing, Nichole Eyre, Zachary Farrington, Danielle Feero, Sarah Felix, Franz Felkl, Luina Fenumiai, Natasha Fenumiai, Nicole Fenumiai, Brittany Fenumiai, Kelly Fernandez, Rachel Finochio, Morgan Fisher, Evelyn Fisher, Sandon Fisher, Rachelle Flansaas, Keath Flint, Colin Flynn, Elliot Ford, Katilyn Fosket, Leah Francis, Andrea Francisco, Colt Franklin, Torey Franzen, Leah Fraser, Rebecca Freer, Evan Fritz, Joseph Funk, Sierra Gadaire, Chance Galletes, Zachary Garcia, Tanya Garcia, Jimena Garcia, Miles Gayton, William Geiger, Claire Geldhof, Alex Gendron, Monte George, Mary Gianotti, Jessica Gilbert, Michaela Goade, Caitlin Goettler, Shawnee Good, Keegan Goodell, Angela Gowdy, Nathan Graves, Scott Gray, Kyle Gray, Leah Gregg, Andrew Gregovich, Alexandra Griffin, Eric Gross, Alexis Grundmann, Cody Grussendorf, Justin Gundersen, Heather Guthrie, Alexandria Guthrie, Alison Hadley, Scott Haecker, Kaya Haffner, Shadoe Haffner, Lauren Haight, Erika Halsted, Tyson Hamilton, lindsey Hanna, Cory Hansen, Kayla Harmon, Shalyn Harris, Ashley Harrison, Kayla Harrison, Andrew Hart, Jacinda Hayes, Miranda Hayes, James Hays, JoAnne Hegar, Lia Heifetz, Matthew Hemenway, Hilary Hennon, Zachary Heppner, Erika Heuscher, Mercedes Highley, Stephanie Hinckle, Veronica Hinke, Christopher Hinkley, Shannon Hinman, Karen Hock, Richard Hoffman, Annaleece Holloway, Dominic Holloway, David Holmes, Frances Honea, Lauren Hopson, Glenn Hoskinson, Katelin Houlihan, Amanda Housley, Arvid Houtary-Koval, Michael Hoyle, Lars Hubbard, Ethan Hubbard, Phillip Huebschen, Raymond Huebschen, Lindsay Hulbert, Aubrey Hulse, Lester Hunt, Bobby Hunt, Susana Hurtte, Denali Hyatt, Alyanna Igliane, Alyson Igliane, Alyssia Igliane, Heather Imel, Demrie Isaak, Vincent Isturis, Ocean Isturis, Louis Jackson, Kayla Jackson, Nathaniel Jacobsen, Anthony James, Bragan Jana, Kayla Janelle, Jon Jeans, Doran Jennings, Ephrim Joe, Ryan Johanson, Jake Johnson, Nathanial Johnson, Emily Johnson, Ryan Jones, Cera Jones, Amanda Jones, Carmen Jones, Kristin Jones, Jenny Jones, Kyra Jones, Kirsten Jorgensen, Jacob Joyce, Dyllon Judkins, Kyle Kahklen, Colin Kalk, Craig Kasberg, Lindsey Kato, Israel Katzeek, Aaron Kearns, Samson Keeney, Ian Kelley, Owen Kelley, Cary Kelly, Lyndsey Kelly, Crystal Kennedy, Ricky Kennedy, Kristin Kibby, Andrea Kihlmire, Stephanie Kim, Katelyn King, Sha'Meaka King, Kylie King, Luke Kirkham, Zakary Kirkpatrick, Lydia Kline, Cari Knight, Kaelen Knutson-Lombard, Brian Koenig, Bobbie Jo Koerperich, Joseph Kohan, Orion Krauss, Katie Krehlik, Bo Kross, Dylan Kubley, Stephen Kubota, Gina LaBar, Abigail Laguidao, Matthew Lakeman, Carrie Laliberte, Elizabeth Lamas, Cynthia Lamas, Julie Lanz, Trevor Larsen, Gabrielle Larson, Nethia Lavering, Lynn Le, Amanda Leamer, Caitlyn Lee, Rebecca Legg, Carly Lehnhart, Brittany Lehnhart, Matthew Lehrbach, David Lendrum, William Lendrum, Kelly Lenhart, Alofaifo Levale, Daryl Lew, Cordova Lewis, Caitlyn Lewis, Jacob Lewis, Veronica Lietz, Roseanna Lim, Ryan Lindsay, William Linford, Jessica Linford, Ione Linzmeier, Dylan Listberger, Dominic Lodovici, Jennifer Logan, Jane Longenbaugh, Yanni 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