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, 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