Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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 31 are as follows:

From the downtown library, Aaron Blust, 6, a gift certificate from tha Alaska Shirt Co.; from the Mendenhall Valley library, Larissa Tayler, 13, two Mount Roberts Tramway passes from Goldbelt Corp.; and from the Douglas library, Sadie Jenkins, 3, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore.

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


Richard Isett Jr., a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, qualified for the dean's list during his first semester at Pacific Lutheran University. A standout cornerback and place kicker for the JDHS 2003 Cook Inlet Conference championship team, Isett will play safety and place-kick for the Lutes this season.


Navy Fireman Recruit Robert A. Orr, son of Gene A. Orr, of Juneau, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Orr completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.


Lars Bernard Waldo, of Juneau, was cited for outstanding academic achievement in Dartmouth College's Government 20 during the spring 2008 term. The son of Thomas and Anitra Waldo, Waldo will graduate in 2011.


Theresa Badilla, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, entering her senior year at Boise State University was placed on the Education Department's dean's list for spring semester 2008.


Kendri Marietta Cesar, of Juneau, was one of more than 1,000 students to receive a Bachelor of Arts at the spring 2008 commencement exercises at Dartmouth College. Cesar is the daughter of Kenneth R. Cesar and Jacqueline S. Dailey. She majored in environmental studies and minored in Arabic.

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