Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Jack Unzicker, a 1993 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has been selected as one of 80 musicians who received a full scholarship to study and perform at the Henry Mancini Jazz Institute during the summer of 2002 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Unzicker graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in music and was selected by the department of music's faculty as the Outstanding Graduate of 1999.

He is a spring 2003 degree candidate for a master's of music, classical performance, from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

Thordis and David Moe of Juneau were elected district officers at the Sons of Norway District 2 convention held June 12 to 16 in Portland, Ore.

Sons of Norway is an international organization with lodges across the United States, Canada and Norway. District 2 includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Thordis was elected zone director for Alaska and David was elected vice-president of District 2.

District 2 has 11,886 members within 52 lodges. The Alaska lodges are located in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Kodiak.

Three local high school students have received the United States Army Reserve National Scholar/ Athlete Award.

Brett Fairchild and Anna Capacci of Juneau-Douglas High School were presented the award June 4 by Sgt. First Class Jerry Carpenter, station commander of the U.S. Army recruiting station in Juneau.

Rebekah J. Smith of Juneau, a student of Nenana CyberLynx Correspondence School in Nenana, Alaska, was presented the award May 29 by Staff Sgt. Marcellus D. Jeter of the U.S. Army recruiting station in Juneau.

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