Student recognitions

Posted: Friday, July 02, 2004

Christina NaMee Eriksen of Juneau was recently named to the Dean's List at Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts for the spring term of the 2003-2004 academic year. Eriksen, a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, is the daughter of Kent and Karen Eriksen of Juneau.

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Jack A. Unzicker, a 1993 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High and 1999 graduate of Western Washington University, has been selected as one of 70 instrumentalists to study and perform in Graz, Austria, this summer.

As a member of the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra, Unzicker will study European musical styles, rehearsal techniques, and performance customs. Upon completion of the AIMS contract, Unzicker will return to the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, where he will continue his studies for dual master's degrees in classical performance and conducting.

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Hilary Turner of Auke Bay has been named to the Letters and Science Dean's List for Spring 2004 at Montana State University. She is majoring in psychology and will return to MSU in the fall for her senior year.

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Seniors Leslie M. Ahlgren and John R. Kubota recently made the Scholastic Honor Roll at Oregon State University for the spring 2004 term. Ahlgren is studying biology, and Kubota is studying bioengineering.

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Colby College has announced that Weather L. Potdevin of Juneau was named to the Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2003-04 school year. Potdevin, daughter of James and Tamira Potdevin of Juneau, is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

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Kaitlyn Shaw of Juneau was named to the Randolph-Macon Women's College Dean's List for the 2004 spring semester.

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The Juneau Christian School has recently announced its honor roll students for the 2004 fourth quarter. A-Honor Roll students were: Sixth-graders Callie Cummins, Corey Mulder and Cassie Orbistondo; seventh-graders Brianna Donahue and Lindsey Pettijohn; and eighth-graders Jacob Chamberlin, Andrew Hart, Luke Kirkham and Danielle Orbistondo. A/B-Honor Roll students were: Sixth-grader Karly Meyer; seventh-graders Matthew Lakeman, Matthew Lehrbach and Kailyn Sanders; and eighth-graders Mandee Collins, Scott Bergmann, Scott Gray and John Loverink.

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Carolyn (Becker) Kubish of Juneau received her law degree on May 15 during the 80th annual commencement exercises of University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, Calif. The daughter of Mary and Jim Becker, and sister to Kristy Germain and Rob Becker, Kubish graduated with great distinction and was elected to membership in Order of the Coif.

At Pacific McGeorge, Kubish was a member of the Traynor Honor Society and achieved the Dean's List from 2002 to 2004. She served as a representative for the Student Bar Association in 2003-04 and was a member of the McGeorge Law Review in 2002-03, as a staff writer. A graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and Californian Lutheran University, Kubish was awarded a judicial clerkship with Judge Garland Burrell, Federal District Court for Eastern District.

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Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks were recently named to the Dean's or Chancellor's lists in recognition of outstanding academic achievements during the spring 2004 semester. Honors students receiving an A in all course work for a 4.0 grade-point average are placed on the Chancellor's List, while those with an A- average of between 3.5 and 3.99 are named to the Dean's List.

Those Juneau residents named to the Chancellor's List were Sarah Croteau, Valerie Joyce and William Wyatt. Those named to the Dean's List were Clarabelle Abad, Robert Anderson, Lindsey Bray, Sean-Bob Kelly, Andrew Lutz, Matthew Sill, Aaron Smith, John Wagner, and Marvin Ziebart.

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Christine Sophia Brubaker, daughter of Captain William and Mrs. Sophia Brubaker, formerly of Juneau, received a bachelor of arts degreein community health with honors from Brown University in Providence, R.I.



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