Academic Honors

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2002

Juneau resident Rebecca Christine Hall has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was individually honored during a campus ceremony at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Golden Key International Honour society is a nonprofit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.

The society has more than 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa and New Zealand. Membership into the Society is by invitation only to the top 15 percent of juniors and seniors in all fields of study.

Former Juneau resident Natasha Boozer recieved her bachelor of arts in music on Saturday, May 11, 2002, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in the chapel of Princeton University.

She graduated in 1998 from Juneau-Douglas High School. Her family now lives in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Three Juneau residents graduated May 11 from Montana State University in Bozeman.

Todd Andrew Denton, Cheryl Ann MacDonald and Tyler Donald Thomas recieved diplomas. Thomas graduated with honors and Denton recieved highest honors.

Juneau resident Kara Ann Winegar earned her bachelor of arts degree at the conclusion of winter quarter, 2002, from Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Rachel A. Kirchhoff of Juneau, a senior majoring in bioengineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, was recognized as a University Scholar at the university's 148th commencement ceremony held May 12 in the Carrier Dome. The designation is the highest undergraduate academic honor bestowed by Syracuse University.

The Syracuse Scholars Selection Committee, a subcommittee of the University Senate Academic Affairs Committee, considers both the academic and extracurricular activities of the nominees. University Scholars receive a special medallion that is worn at commencement.

Former Juneau resident Derek R. Duncan received a masters of business administration degree from the University of San Francisco on May 17, 2002.

Duncan, a 1988 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, received his bachelors degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., in 1992. He is the son of Carol Forchemer and Jim and Charlotte Duncan of Juneau and currently resides in San Jose, California.

April Smiley, 1992 graduate of JDHS, was named a Senior Scholar at the University of Findlay. The senior, majoring in equine business management, was recognized during the President's Honors and Awards Assembly on Thursday, April 25.

She is the daughter of William Smiley of Juneau, and Victoria Smiley of Everson, Wash.

Kele Goodwin, a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, is attending East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Ore.

Goodwin is enrolled in the school's certified massage therapy program and is maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. To become certified, Goodwin must complete 600 hours of study.

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