Carolyn Detjen of Juneau is among more than 1,200 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation May 3.
Honors Day recognizes St. Olaf students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.3 or higher. The convocation also cites St. Olaf students who have won scholarships and fellowships.
Five Juneau-Douglas High School Russian language students traveled to the University of Alaska Anchorage last month for the Russian Olympiad.
The event, held on May 3, allowed students to put their language skills to the test. There was also a Russian Day where students could attend different sections on Russian history and culture.
Jenifer Stevenson, Russian 2, silver in oral contest and gold in National Essay contest. She was the only gold winner from the state of Alaska.
Margaret Gemmel, Russian 3, silver.
Loren Parker, Russian 1, silver.
Emily Peyton, Russian 1, bronze.
Shalom Schrader, Russian 1, bronze.
The Coast Guard Women's Association of Juneau awarded $500 scholarships for continuing education to Timothy Powers and Stacey Hallmark-Morales.
Timothy is a graduating senior who will be attending the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in the fall. He will be majoring in emergency services, with a desire to return to Juneau and join the police force.
Timothy is a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary for the student council and a volunteer fire fighter.
Stacey is returning to college to complete her BA in art, with plans to teach high school art. She has been a Brownie and Daisy troop leader and volunteers for Meals on Wheels.
Each year, the Coast Guard Women's Association of Juneau raises money through bake sales at the Federal Building to award scholarships to children or spouses of active duty or retired Coast Guard members.
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