Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Madison Swofford, of Juneau, was named on the dean's list at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Ore. Madison is majoring in health and human kinetics with an emphasis in exercise science. She is minoring in human biology and health. She also finished her second season on scholarship with the women's basketball team at Warner.


Kids in Juneau are reading this summer and receiving prizes from local businesses by reviewing their favorite books. A drawing from the review entries is held each week at the three public libraries.

The winners for the week of July 3 are as follows: From the downtown library, Abby Olsen, a gift certificate form the Alaska Shirt Co., and Annaka Brayton, a gold panning certificate from Alaska Travel Adventures; from the Mendenhall Valley library, Benjamin Erickson, a gift certificate from the Amazing Book Store, Quentin Bowdre, two Mount Roberts Tramway passes from Goldbelt, and Sahba Sadeghi, an eco-tour at Eaglecrest Ski Area from Alaska Zipline Adventure; and from the Douglas library, Piper Robertson, a gift certificate form Peer Amid Beads, and Kaleah Haddo, a gift certificate from Annie Kaills.

The winners for the week of July 10 are as follows: From the downtown library, Sosan Monsef, 6, a gift certificate from Rainy Day Books, and Daniel Martell, 12, a gift certificate from Capital Records; from the Mendenhall Valley library, Sarah Tripp, 5, a gift certificate from the Friends' Amazing Book Store, and Kenny Fox, 11, two tickets for the Mount Roberts Tramway; and from the Douglas library, Kiera Lynn, 4, a gift from the Bear's Lair, and Maya Baker-Freid, 13, a gift certificate from the Nugget Outfitter.

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


Army Pvt. Eldee S. Pajarillo and Army National Guard Pvt. Natalie R. Jorgensen both graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers 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.

The daughter of Leonora Pajarillo, of Juneau, Pajarillo is a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School. Jorgensen is the daughter of Debbie Jorgensen, of Juneau.

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