Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008

Shajan Kay, a 1994 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and 2000 graduate of Oakland University, recently graduated with a Master of Science in management information systems from The University of Arizona.

Shajan Kay
Shajan Kay

His masters project was a "Business Continuity Impact Analysis Template." As a student, he worked on a number of different projects for nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including work on an employee data tracking system for INTUIT Inc., leading a team to research and analyze the uses and trends related to radio frequency identification technologies. He also conducted a security analysis and developed recommendations for a bookstore chain, and conducted a software needs assessment and recommendations for a nonprofit, Our Family Services. He also performed an analysis of computer systems needs for another nonprofit, CandleLighters of Southern Arizona.


Mikaela Rodriguez, of Douglas, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. Rodriguez is a senior, majoring in biology.


Air Force airman Ryan N. Carrillo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through theCommunity College of the Air Force.

A 2003 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, Carrillo is the son of Rebecca Carrillo, of Juneau.


Paige Pahlke and Kirsten Jorgensen, seniors at Juneau-Douglas High School, earned an extra $1,000 for college from Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union at its annual membership meeting on May 16. At the meeting, 10 seniors were honored and awarded giant faux checks to represent their accomplishments. Pahlke and Jorgensen received the scholarship for their outstanding academic record, diverse extra-curricular activities, and dedication to volunteering in the community.

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