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Clay Good, Juneau-Douglas High School teacher, and Benjamin McLuckie, Hoonah High School teacher, were nominated for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Pacific Northwest Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award. Both are known for their strong grounding in subject matter, their commitment, enthusiasm and love for teaching and their students. Good won the section award, which entitles him to various subscriptions and memberships in scientific areas and $500 in classroom improvement funds.
Lucas Miller, of Juneau, received his private pilot certificate from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Lucas is the the son of Daryl and Mary Beth Miller, of Juneau, and a 2006 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.
Inter-island Ferry Authority general manager Tom Briggs has announced his retirement, effective July 31. Briggs, 67, was Craig city administrator for 15 years and an IFA board member 1997-2002 and chair 1999-2002. He served as Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner for marine operations 2003-2005, and as general manager of the IFA from 2005.
The IFA board has named Petersburg city manager Bruce Jones, 55, as interim IFA general manager, effective Aug. 1. Jones serves on the IFA board, and recently announced his retirement after 28 years with the City of Petersburg; the last six years as manager. His retirement from the city is effective July 31.
Kids borrowing items from the Juneau Public Libraries this summer may enter a contest and be rewarded by local businesses. Each Thursday a drawing will be held from the names of kids who have participated. Prizes will be given each week.
Winners on June 14 were: Jonathan Deats, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore; Katie Strehler, two tickets to the Harry Potter party at Hearthside Books; Johnny Barnhill, a gift certificate to Domino's Pizza; Megan Murayama, two passes to Glacier Gardens; Emily Pannell, two tram passes from Goldbelt; and Ruby Steedle, a gift certificate from the Alaska T-Shirt Co.