Recognitions

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Riley Hall, Evan Thibodeau and Matt Callahan, 2006 Juneau-Douglas High School graduates, won Discovery Southeast's first naturalist scholarships. They were recognized for their long standing interest in the outdoors and their intention to pursue education and careers involving natural history.

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For 2006, Hall received the maximum award of $1,000. Thibodeau and Callahan each received $500.

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Brynna Slater made the dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the spring 2006 semester at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. The daughter of Adrian and Justine Slater of Juneau, she is a 2005 graduate of Interior District Education of Alaska.

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Brian Pollard, a 1997 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was awarded a Bachelor of Science in applied arts and sciences, majoring in civil engineering, at San Diego State University. He also earned his Engineer in Training certification. He is employed by Harris & Associates San Diego.

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Beth Fitzgerald and Tracy Kelton were awarded doctorate degrees in physical therapy on May 20 at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

Fitzgerald graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1996. In December of 2001, she received a Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Kelton graduated from JDHS in 1998. In May of 2002, she received a Bachelor of Science in combined science from Santa Clara University in California.

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Erin Nicole Kelly, of Juneau, received was named to the 2006 winter honor roll at Western Washington University in Bellingham. To qualify for the honor roll, students must complete at least 14 graded credit hours during a quarter and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

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Alan R. Floresca, a 2002 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, graduated cum laude from California State University in Fresno, with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology on May 20. He plans to pursue his master's degree in kinesiology at Fresno State University. He is the son of Artemio and Estrella Floresca of Juneau.

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Reid Tynan Harris, son of Rick Harris and Pat Tynan, graduated form the University of Washington in Seattle on June 10. After studies in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Cadiz, Spain, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish language, literature and culture.

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Army Pvt. Michael L. Riley graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Riley, a 1994 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, is the son of Mitch and Carmen Lorenz of Juneau. His wife, Jamaica, is the daughter of Pete Patterson and Kimalie Christian, both of Juneau.

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Katherine Rose Staton, of Juneau, was among the 616 students named to the spring semester dean's list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.

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Blake Thedinga, of Juneau, graduated from Central Washington University June 10 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and a minor in athletic training.

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Ivan D. Williams, of Angoon, won a $500 first-place prize for his black seaweed recipe in the third biennial Seaweed Contest sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Karen Bernhardt, of Hydaburg, took second place. Peggy Williams, of Angoon, won third. Katherine Smith, of Kake, was given an honorable mention.

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Juneau resident Cody Bennett, former Little Brother, now University of Alaska Southeast information technology department employee, won first place for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska's high fundraiser contest from the 2006 Bowl For Kids' Sake. He raised more than $3,200.



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