Staff reports

Posted: Friday, June 10, 2005

Help for Alex Cesar

The GSC Aquabears Alumni is sponsoring a spaghetti feed and kids carnival fund-raiser for 6-year-old leukemia patient Alex Cesar from 5 to 8 p.m., June 12, at the Juneau-Douglas High School commons.

The event will raise money for a bone-marrow transplant. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Driver-safety classes offered

The AARP Driver Safety Program offers a class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 18, at the Valley Senior Center.

The program is open to all with a driver's license. Classes will also be Aug. 20, Oct. 18 and 19, and Nov. 5. To register, call Bob Palmer at 209-5344, or Norma Jean McCorcle at 586-2493.

Fanning on dean's list in Portland

Juneau resident Jeffery Fanning made the 2005 spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. He is a senior majoring in global business. Students need at least a 3.5 grade-point-average to be eligible for the dean's list.

Griffin makes dean's list in Washington

Juneau resident Peter Griffin was named to the dean's list for the winter quarter of 2005 at University of Washington's School of Information. He is a 2002 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

Show the Colors

The Douglas Fourth of July Committee asks Douglas residents and businesses to decorate buildings and property with flags, flowers and patriotic colors for Flag Day on June 14 and Independence Day, July 4.

A contest will be held for best decorations, and judging will be at 5 p.m., June 14, by Douglas Volunteer Fire Department. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. at Pat's Douglas Inn.

For more information, call 364-2243.

Juneau Christian School announces honor rolls

The following students made Juneau Christian School's "A" and "A/B" honor rolls for the fourth quarter:

"A" honor roll:

Sixth grade: Brittany Donahue, Eric Fagerstrom, Megan Hart, Michelle Kirkham and Karen Leder.

Seventh grade: Callie Cummins, Corey Mulder, Cassie Orbistondo, Suji Helmer and Timothy Mesdag.

Eighth grade: Amy Bergmann, Briana Donahue, Matthew Lehrbach, Lindsey Pettijohn and Kailyn Sanders.

"A/B" honor roll:

Sixth grade: Courtney Johnson, Kallie Jacobsen and Jonathan Porter.

Seventh grade: Loryn Mason, Trevor Papasodora, Marissa White and Karly Meyer.

Eighth grade: Matthew Lakeman and Tracey Reinwand-Muir.

Marx receives juris doctor from Tulane

Marie Marx, a 1993 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, received a juris doctor degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, La., on May 21, 2005. She is the daughter of Dr. Richard and Ellen Cook and wife of Hans Marx, all of Juneau.

Marx graduated magna cum laude and was elected into membership of the Order of the Coif. She was awarded a judicial clerkship with Judge Patricia A. Collins, First Judicial District in Juneau.

Harkishnani on dean's list in Seattle

Juneau resident Anthony Mohan Harkishnani made the Seattle Pacific University 2005 winter-quarter dean's list. Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 or higher grade-point-average.

Gaguine, Chernay honored at Portland State University

Aaron Gaguine, a 2000 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and a junior at Portland State University majoring in history, has been invited to join Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Rebecca Chernay, a 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School who is also a junior at Portland State, has been invited to join the national academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi, for students in the top 7.5 percent of their class.

SE Conference awards scholarships to seven Juneauites

Seven Juneau students to the University of Alaska Southeast will receive $12,600 in educational scholarships from Southeast Conference for the 2005-2006 school year. Awards ranged from $700 or $1,400 for students pursuing college degrees, vocational training or continuing education study.

The scholarship winners are Matthew Van Steenwyk, Jennifer Thorsteinson, Heather Carlton, Janelle Kirkham, Erin Ryder, Benjamin Shier and Justine Trinidad.

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