Posted: Friday, June 01, 2007

Jillian Louise Hahnlen, a 2006 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, was named to the dean's list for the 2007 winter quarter at the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Bruce and Donna Hahnlen.

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Gail Napiha'a, a Juneau resident, was named to the chancellor's list for the 2007 spring semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The chancellor's list includes students earning a grade-point average of a 4.0 for the semester. Napiha'a is enrolled in the Alaska Native and Rural Development graduate program.


R. Sterling Henderson graduated on May 13 with a bachelor's degree in government and politics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John's University, in Queens, N.Y. He plans to work in Juneau over the summer and attend Santa Clara University School of Law in the fall. Henderson is a 2003 graduate of JDHS and the son of JoAnn and Remond Henderson.


Thomas Derbesy, of Juneau, was named to the dean's list for the 2006-07 fall semester at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Eligible students must earn a minimun of 3.5 grade-point average while taking at least 12 graded credit hours.


Kaleb Demeksa Froehlich, Class of 2000 Juneau Douglas High School, graduated on May 20 from the University of Virginia Law School with a juris doctorate degree. He will be working at the New York City office of Greenberg Traurig Law firm beginning this fall. Kaleb received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. He is the son of Peter B. Froehlich and Elsa Demeksa.


The Juneau Chapter of ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 has awarded three educational scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year. Local 52 represents about 1,800 State of Alaska employees in the capital and is the largest collective bargaining unit in state government. The Juneau Chapter contributes approximately 12 percent of its yearly budget to this annual scholarship program for members and their children.

Ramona Alex was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the child of a Juneau Chapter member or a Juneau Chapter member enrolled and in good standing in a vocational school program leading to certification. She has been accepted to the International Academy of Design and Technology for a course of study preparing her to be a fashion designer.

Hani Siddeek was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the child of a Juneau Chapter member enrolled and in good standing in a four-year degree program at an accredited university. He is enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. He plans to be a doctor.

Amy McLeod was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for a Juneau Chapter member enrolled in a 4-year degree program at an accredited university. She is enrolled in the University of Denver studying environmental policy and management, natural resources. She works for the state of Alaska ensuring environmental compliance for construction projects."

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