Recognitions

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008

The Douglas 4th of July Committee thanks all Douglas residents, organizations and businesses for flying our country's flag on Flag Day, June 14. A special thank you to residents who went further in decorating their buildings with flags and patriotic colored decorations. Please leave them up through July 4, Independence Day to help make a super holiday in Douglas.

The Douglas Volunteer Fire Fighters judged the properties. Walk or drive around to view owners' decorations at the following addresses and others. Let them know we appreciate their efforts.

BUSINESS

First Place: Douglas Depot, 1017 Third St.

Second Place: Little Mermaid, 1115 Third St.

Third Place: Douglas Inn, 915 Third St.

NONPROFIT

First Place: Douglas Community Methodist Church, Third and E streets

APARTMENT

First Place: Bottom, 803 Fourth St.

Second Place: #11, 909 First St.

Third Place: #F, 2121 Lawson Creek Road

HOUSE

First Place: 502 Fifth St.

Second Place: 204 Fifth St.

Third Place: 1407 ★ St.

Other places to view: 1641 Beach St., 1102 Second St., 1005 and 1007 Second Sts., 808 Fourth St., 313 and 311 C St., and 640 Fifth St.

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Norene Otnes, an eagle, killer whale of the Daxaan House, Nisgaa Nation, graduated from Rural Human Services in March 2008. She was awarded the Chancellor's Outstanding Student Award and has accepted a seat on the Rural Homan Services Advisory Council. Otnes is enrolled for the Humanities AA program beginning this fall.

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Elsa Fredenberg, of Auke Bay, Ryan Beason and Olin Robus, of Douglas, and Nils Domke, Owen Kelley and Ellen Story, of Juneau, were named to the dean's list at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. These students had to earn a grade-point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester to qualify.

Lindsey Hanna, of Juneau was named to the president's list at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. She maintained a 4.0 grade-point averages for the semester.

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This summer, local kids are reading and receiving prizes from businesses by reviewing their favorite books. A drawing from the review entries is held each Thursday at the three public libraries. The winners on June 12 are as follows:

From the downtown library, Carriag New, 9, a gift certificate from the Alaska T-Shirt Co., and Shannon Smith, 2, puppets from Invisible World.

From the Mendenhall Valley library, Dunya Hermann, 10, a gift certificate from the Alaska Fudge Co., Alexis Mountcastle, 8, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore.

From the Douglas library, Caitin Pusich, 7, a "Grow-A-Head" Bug from the Friends of the Juneau Libraries, and Hayden Smith, 2, a gift certificate from the Imagination Station.

The winners on June 19 are as follows:

From the downtown library, Dylan Ryzner, 2, two tickets to Mount Roberts Tramway, and Kumud Sehdev, 8, a gift certificate from the Imagination Station.

From the Mendenhall Valley library, Johnny Barnhill, 5, a gift certificate from the Alaska T-shirt Co., and Tim Degener, 5, a gift certificate from Rainy Day Books.

From the Douglas library, Jenae Pusich, 5, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore, and Lena Kawakami, 9, a gift certificate from the Alaska Fudge Co.

For more information, call Carol Race at 586-0434.

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Laura Flynn, of Juneau, graduated on June 14 from Merrill College at the University of California at Santa Cruz with a double major, a Bachelor of Arts in community studies and a Bachelor of Arts in politics.

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Gabriel Kelley, of Juneau, earned his Bachelor of Science from Montana State University in Bozeman in May, graduating with highest honors. A 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, Kelley plans to travel and explore quality skiing in the United States and Canada before pursuing further education or career.

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Jared Burns, of Juneau, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

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Savana Barzee, of Juneau, was named to the spring honor roll at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. To be listed on the vice president's honor roll, students must complete at least 12 semester hours of college-level coursework with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.

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Heidi Jean Boucher, a 2000 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, graduated May 17 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, with a major in biology, from Widener University in Chester, Pa. Boucher is the daughter of Alfred Cook, of Juneau, and Jo and Jeff Keyes, of Seattle. She will practice at Theraplay, a pediatric therapy office in West Chester, Pa.



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