Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Head Start taking applications

Tlingit and Haida Head Start program is now taking applications for the 2003-2004 school year. Head Start membership is free, and children three years old by Aug. 15, 2003, are eligible. It is a program for kids to grow, learn and make new friends. Home Based services are available in some communities for infants and toddlers.

For more information, contact Katy Harman at Head Start, 463-7159.

Cornell Tradition Fellow

Tekla Israelson, daughter of Cheryl and Rolf Israelson of Juneau, has been selected as a Cornell Tradition Fellow for the 2003-2004 academic year at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

Students are nominated for the tradition based on their work ethic, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and outstanding academic achievement during high school. Israelson is one of 150 freshmen nominated and selected for this program from the incoming class of approximately 3,000 students. Only 5 percent of Cornell undergraduates are selected to be Tradition Fellows.

In recognition of their work ethic, dedication to community service and academic excellence, students selected for the tradition receive up to $4,000 per year in fellowship funds that replace need-based student loans.

Detjen graduates from St. Olaf College

Carolyn Detjen of Juneau, a biology major, is among 690 students who participated in graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 25 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Detjen graduated cum laude as part of the 114th commencement. St. Olaf College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Lifeguard training offered

A lifeguard training class will be offered June 17 through July 3 at the Augustus Brown Pool. The class is co-sponsored by Augustus Brown Pool and the American Red Cross. Participants must pass a swim test prior to enrolling and be at least 15 years old before the end of the course. Classes are offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Call Augustus Brown Pool for registration and material fee costs and to register, 586-5325.

Juneau awards program

The City and Borough of Juneau's Historic Resources Advisory Committee has announced an awards program to recognize projects that have made significant contributions to historic preservation in the Juneau area. The awards are an annual event honoring National Historical Preservation Week. The theme for Preservation Week 2003 was "Cities, Suburbs and Countryside," to take place May 5 through 12.

Awards will be in four categories: Private Residences, Commercial Buildings, Public Buildings and Sites or Structures. The building, site or structure must be at least 50 years old, and the rehabilitation project must have taken place within the past three years. The work must meet historic preservation standards that preserve the original historic character of the building, site or structure. The committee is seeking nominations for such an award-winner. The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30. Nominating forms may be obtained from the CBJ Community Development Department at the Permit Center on the fourth floor of the Marine View building, through Mark Jaqua at 586-0758 or by logging on to

Foodbank cruise

The Southeast Alaska Foodbank is sponsoring a "Day-Before Father's Day Cruise" for Saturday June 14.

Family members can take their dad out on the Admiralty Wind Catamaran to enjoy wildlife watching and a salmon buffet at the lodge on Colt Island. The trip ordinarily costs $87 per person, but the Foodbank is sponsoring the cruise for just $40 a person or two for $75. The catamaran will load at 10:30 a.m. at the Greens Creek dock just before the ferry terminal. It departs at 11 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. For tickets, visit Hearthside Books or call the Foodbank at 789-6184.

Homemade beer meet

Homebrewers from across Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon, entered their homemade beers in the 11th Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Competition in Haines on May 4. The awards ceremony on May 25 revealed 14 total first-place winners from four divisions: Division I "Lighter Ales", Division II "Heavier Ales", Division III "Light Lagers" and Division IV "Meads, Ciders and Specialty Beers,"

Best of Division I was won by Bill Wright of Juneau for his "Bearvarian Wheat" brew. Pete Devaris of Anchorage won Best of Division II for "Cuvee' Aimee." Best of Division III was taken by Mark E. Ryan of Anchorage for "Spookybear Pils" - and Ryan also won Best of Division IV for "Raunchyrausch Bear."

Montana honor roll

Liz Brooks, Cal Craig, Luke Dihle and Hilary Turner of Juneau were named to the spring 2003 honor roll at Montana State University in Bozeman. These four students received grade point averages of 3.5 or above and were placed on the dean's list.

Brooks and Turner were among eight Alaska students to earn a spot on the MSU-Bozeman president's list with perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the spring semester.

Fagnant gets scholarship

Juneau-Douglas High School senior, Christine Fagnant, was recently awarded a ConocoPhillips Alaska Scholarship. Fagnant was one of 22 Alaska high school seniors to share in ConocoPhillips Alaska scholarships totaling $82,000.

The scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000 and are based on if the students are plan to attend an Alaska college, university or trade school. Scholarships were awarded based on the applicant's ability to make a future contribution to Alaska, service to their community, service to their school, school achievement, financial need and academic achievement.

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