Brad A. Massey, a 1998 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, graduated from Drake University Law School May 15. Massey received his Juris Doctor with honors. He served as the managing editor of the university's Agriculture Law Review for the past year and will be published in the review this spring. Massey will live and practice law in Columbus, Ohio, where his fiancé, Sarah Stockton, is undertaking her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Massey earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is the son of Juneau residents Mary and Ray Massey.
Ensign John Allen, a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, graduated May 8 from Naval Officer Candidate School, Class 15-09, in Newport, R.I. He is the son of Bill and Vinessa Allen, formerly of Juneau. On Dec. 19, 2008, he graduated with honors from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., with a degree in business administration and international business. He was named to the president's list with a 4.0 grade-point average in his final semester. Allen is currently in Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Fla.
Vincent Allen, a 2001 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, received a Diploma of Ministry Studies from Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, Australia, on March 23. He is the son of Bill and Vinessa Allen, formerly of Juneau. He has returned to the United States and is living in New York City, where he works for the Trinity Broadcast Network. He will continue his ministry studies at Nyack College-Alliance Theological Seminary.
Midshipman Eugene G. Vick, a 2004 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, graduated on May 22 from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., with a Bachelor of Science in oceanography. The key speaker was President Barack Obama, who personally greeted all 1,036 graduating midshipmen. Vick will be stationed at Norfolk, Va., and has been assigned to the Naval Destroyer Mahan. The Mahan has been deployed in the Gulf of Aden off the Coast of Africa, ensuring safe passage for U.S. flagged vessels.
Megan Treston, of Juneau, recently graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in nursing. University President the Rev. E. William Beauchamp conferred 644 bachelor's and 171 master's degrees during the commencement ceremonies held May 3 in the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center.
Patrick Hoke, son of Deborah and Owen Hoke, of Juneau, received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College on May 24. Hoke, among 472 others to receive their diplomas, graduated cum laude with a degree in computer science.
Seth Duran Santana, a Thunder Mountain High School student, was selected to attend the 2009 National Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, D.C. The National Leadership Summit is a college-accredited invitational leadership program for academically talented and promising young leaders across the United States and internationally. Exceptional high school students with a record of academic achievement and extracurricular or community involvement, are invited to participate.
At the National Leadership Summit, students explore national leadership: how issues are debated, and how policy is made when world events unfold. In a hands-on learning environment, Santana and fellow students will step into the shoes of those who lead on the national level in an Executive & Legislative Simulation. Faced with complex issues and conflicting points of view, students will learn to negotiate, compromise and build consensus and support for their positions.