Recognitions

Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2009

Anna Macnak, a Juneau resident and 2001 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, received her Bachelor of Science in nutrition on June 22 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash. She was selected for a dietetics internship at Texas State University at San Marcos during the 2009-2010 academic year, after which she will sit for the national dietetics exam.

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Andrea Nicole Axmann, of Juneau, was recently named to the University of Wyoming's spring semester president's honor roll for earning a 4.0 grade-point average. To be elligible, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

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Erin A. Oelklaus, of Juneau, Stephanie J. Johnson, of Ketchikan, and Mitchell E. Hawk, of Sitka, were recently named to the University of Wyoming's spring semester dean's and freshman honor roll. The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.35 or better grade-point average. To be elligible, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.

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Cheyenne S. Sanchez, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, recently presented the results of his original research, "Synthesis of Novel N-Cyanoguanidine Ligands Targeting the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid type-1 Receptor," at the Festival of Science at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Sanchez is a chemistry major with a minor in computer science.

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Erika O'Sullivan, of Juneau, was listed on the 2009 spring semester dean's list at the University of Portland. To be eligible, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average. O'Sullivan is a junior majoring in life science.

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Air Force Airman Joshua M. Casey, the son of Laura Vanderwerf, of Juneau, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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Kids visiting any of the three Juneau Public Libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. They may enter the drawing by writing a book review on forms available at the library. This is open to all ages through teens.

Drawing winners for the week of June 25 are Abigail Hannasch, 5, a gift certificate from Del Sol; Samuel Hannasch, 7, a safety light and bandana from Foggy Mountain Shop; Justin Smith, 9, a gift certificate from Play-It-Again Sports; Naara Conlon, 6, a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads; Elizabeth Ramseth, 10, a gift certificate from the Alaska T-Shirt Co.; and Samuel Dobson, 8, a gift certificate to the Friends'Amazing Bookstore.

Drawing winners for the week of July 1 are Eva Lie-Nielsen, 12, a gift certificate from Del Sol; Annaka Brayton, 10, a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads and a silk purse from Invisible World; Addie Prussing, 7, a book and bookmark from the T-Shirt Co.; Sosan Monsef, 7, a T-shirt from Del Sol; Corbin Mitche, ll, a book from the library; and Summer Smith, 8, a gift certificate to the Friends' Amazing Bookstore.

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Army Pvt. James C. Graham, the son of Jerry Graham, of Juneau, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

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Brittany Jean Sarkesian, of Juneau, and Anna Marie Brooks, of Haines, earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2009 semester at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

Honors earned by students are listed as follows: summa cum laude for a cumulative grade-point average of 3.90 or better, magna cum laude for a minimum cumulative of 3.70 but less than 3.90, and cum laude for a minimum cumulative 3.50 but less than 3.70.

Sarkesian earned a Bachelor of Arts in education, summa cum laude, and Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science in animal sciences, magna cum laude.



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