Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2001

Reading kids win

Businesses in Juneau are rewarding kids for reading. Every time a child 18 or younger borrows materials from any of the three public libraries, he or she may enter a drawing for a prize. This week's winners are:

Kelsey Martin - 2 passes from the Juneau Trolley Car Co.

Molly Nelson - Nalgene bottle and key chain from Nugget Outfitters.

Holly White - large pizza from Domino's.

Patricia Adams - book and gift certificate from the Friends of the Library Amazing Book Store.

Vaccine recommended for Alaska Native kids

Alaska Native children are about four times as likely as all other American children their age to get invasive pneumococcal diseases, such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections and the potentially fatal meningitis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Meningitis Foundation of America suggest that Prevnar should be considered for all Alaska Native children up to age 5.

College honors

Locals qualify for dean's list

Eastern Washington University announced its dean's list for the spring quarter 2001. Terra Hock, Gabriel Laramie, Tanna Peters, Kimberly Race and Jamiee Schmitz, all JDHS graduates, were named to the university's dean's list. To be eligible, students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Eastern Washington graduates

Juneau resident Sonja Cary graduated with a master's in social work from Eastern Washington University in the spring of this year.

Syracuse University dean's list

Nathaniel Reyes and Rachael Kirchhoff were named to the Syracuse University dean's list for the 2001 spring semester. A GPA of at least 3.4 is required for the dean's list.

Dean's list announced for Biola

Biola University named local residents Kara Louise Lindley and Elizabeth Anne Dilley to the dean's list for the spring 2001 semester.

Darnall makes list

2000 JDHS graduate Lena B. Darnall has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2001 semester at the University of Vermont. Darnall is majoring in political science and has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA.

Alaskans receive scholarship

The University of Idaho has awarded Anne J. Heffern and Elizabeth K. Green honors tuition waivers.

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