Posted: Friday, June 29, 2007

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.

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Winners on June 21 were: Joshua George, a gift certificate from Imagination Station; Bailey McWhorter, a gift certificate from the Alaska Shirt Company; Morgan Griffith, a gift certificate from the Friends of the Library's Amazing Bookstore; Auri Clark, a gift certificate from Play-It-Again Sports; Toby Minick, two Mount Roberts Tramway passes; and Quinn Zahasky, a gift certificate from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter.


Terra Sereve Moreland, of Juneau, graduated on May 27 with a Bachelor of Science and business marketing concentration from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.


Emily R. Peyton, of Juneau, was among 14 students to receive a scholarship from the Coast Guard Foundation in Stonington, Conn. Winner of the Arnold Sobel Scholarship, Peyton is the daughter of Raleigh A. Peyton Jr., TTC, retired University of South Carolina, and is entering her third year at USC. All others are first-year students.


Jessica Ann Crockroft, of Juneau, graduated in May with a Bachelor's degree in Human Performance: Business, with a minor in Biblical Studies, from Corban College & Graduate School in Salem, Ore.


The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council is pleased to bring Juneau resident Linda Sylvester on board as Program/Membership Coordinator. Sylvester will assist the organization with troop leader recruitment and training, enrolling girls ages 5-17 in troops and coordinating community activities.

"We are excited to have Linda as part of our team," said Julia Erickson, CEO for the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council. "Her genuine enthusiasm and spirit will significantly impact how we are able to encourage and nurture the girls of southeast Alaska."

"I am looking forward to spending time working with our amazing volunteers and building cohesiveness among our troop leaders," Sylvester said, "Being part of an organization that is dedicated to providing positive experiences for girls is rewarding on many levels."

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council is part of a 95 year tradition of Girl Scouting in the United States. Tongass Alaska serves girls ages 5 to 17 in 14 SE Alaska communities. It is the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is a pre-eminent youth development organization which serves girls in troops, community activities, and individually. Girl Scouts utilizes adult volunteers to make these opportunities possibilities available to all girls who seek to join Girl Scouts without regard to race, religion, ability or financial status.


Cadet John William Kuterbach, of Juneau, was honored for qualifying for the Commandant's Honor Roll in the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University for Spring 2007. This honor is bestowed upon cadets who posted at least a 3.00 GPA for the term while completing a minimum of 12 hours.

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