Juneau University of Alaska Southeast students placed on the spring 2006 dean's list were: Angela M. Anderson, Erik D. Anderson, Harmony R. Armstrong, Owen G. Ascott, James R. Bauman, Heather E. Beaudette, Keith L. Bettridge, Jesse V. Blackwell, Richard A. Bloomquist, Maren H. Brantner, Jean R. Bunting, Allison J. Canik, Joshua W. Carter, Jessica L. Chester, Ryan J. Costantino, Shana S. Crondahl, Micaela R. Croteau, Delbert J. Cummings, Anna Y. Danilova, Rebecca E. Davidson, Emmett J. Davis, Angela V. Dawson, Darby M. Detomasi, Brittany A. Dick, Brandon H. Droeger, Heather R. Eastaugh, Dollee F. Enright, Michael D. Farrell, Joshua L. Fillible, Chalise A. Fisk, Dana E. Flansaas, Andrew M. Fritz, Jamie L. Garcia, Alicia H. Gautreau, Keith D. Gillespie, Cheryl L. Goodale, Cara E. Greco, Elena A. Gulevich, Jessica L. Gundelfinger, Amber D. Harmon, Emily Hawker, Tony E. Hawkins, Christin R. Howard, Lily L. Hudson, Corin P. Hughes-Skandijs, Aimon R. Indoung, Jenette I. Jackson, Maressa G. Jensen, Edward W. Jones, Kendra B. Jones, Sat Nam K. Khalsa, Kristina A. Klimovich, Jason C. Kolanko, Floyd M. Kookesh, Leyla M. Korpela, Michelle L. Krier, Tonya L. Kurtz, James B. Langlois, Kimberly K. Lewis-Olds, Kirsten L. Longmeier, Emily R. McLean, Karlin M. Mearig, Lindsey E. Meyn, Laura A. Miko, Gunnar J. Miller, Stacy S. Montag, Lucas J. Mullen, Harmony J. Munson, Jessica L. Parks, Stephen J. Perry, Collin J. Pilcher, Karen R. Ramsey, Melanie S. Reed, Jessica A. Rehfield, Susan I. Reishus-O'Brien, Amanda M. Robson, Alyssa A. Rogers, Blue A. Ross, Stephanie K. Ross, Erin E. Ryder, Caprice D. Scarano, Adrienne E. Scott, Jean M. Shannon, Benjamin P. Shier, Maria F. Silva, Emily S. Soplanda, Elizabeth A. Stickel, Peter D. Strow, George F. Subeldia, Suzanne Teerlink, Jennifer A. Thorsteinson, Daniel Todercan, Jamie S. Turner, Stephanie M. Wargi, Kyle A. Wark, Joshua G. Warren, Kandis M. Williams, Sarah M. Williams and Johanna M. Young.
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Juneau students placed on the chancellor's list were: Christine Anne C. Aujero, Alexey V. Bogolepov, Angela G. Delmoral, Anastasiya S. Fatiy, Ptarmica M. Garnick, Anthony Gaussoin, Alia J. Granda, Diane L. Hack, Robert E. Jensen, Ashia H. Lane, Charles E. Lybarger, Colleen F. Norman, Justin J. Oldham, Misty D. Ostrowski, Marta M. Pardee, Stephanie A. Perry, Carl J. Petersen IV, Jason B. Rapp, Christina M. Righter, Steffi Schreiber, Kody J. Stitz, Lori A. Van Steenwyk, Matthew C. Van Steenwyk, George L. Watt and Yunbi Wu.
Dylan Hickey, a Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in political science. He started college at the University of Dayton, playing Division I baseball for the Flyers as a freshman. Hickey transferred to Santa Clara as a sophomore, finishing his baseball career as a pitcher playing for the Broncos last year. He also played two summers for the Anchorage Bucs of the Alaska Baseball League. He will be going to India and taking a Himalaya Mountaineering Course this fall with the National Outdoor Leadership School.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts announced grant awards totaling over $449,221 to fund arts and culture activities and projects in Alaska. In all, 68 organizations, 25 schools and school districts and six artists were recipients of the grant awards.
Local winning organizations were: Opera to Go, $4,554; CrossSound Inc., $6,347; Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, $11,557; Juneau Jazz and Classics, $8,484; Juneau Symphony, $5,084; and Perseverance Theater, $19,708. Local winning workshops and short term projects were: CrossSound Inc.'s workshops in Haines, $1,000. Local winning individuals were: Heidi Reifenstein, $480 for solo exhibit at International Gallery; and Brett Dillingham, $628 for performance in Budapest, Hungary. Independent Artist in Schools grants for multiple artist residencies were awarded to the Juneau School District.
On June 7, the Juneau Symphony announced the winners of its 2006 Youth Concerto Competition. In the junior division, the top performance went to Forest Kobayashi, 7, for his rendition of Vivaldi's "Violin Concerto in A minor." In the senior division, top honors went to Kristina Paulick, 16, who played Mozart's "Horn Concerto No. 4."
Kobayashi studies violin with music instructor Guo Hua Xia. He will play his winning concerto with the Juneau Student Symphonies next season.
As the grand prize winner, Paulick, a junior at Juneau-Douglas High School, will perform her piece next fall with the Juneau Symphony. She studies French horn with her father, Bill Paulick, who is the principal French horn player with the Juneau Symphony.
In addition, Andrew Sigler, Lindsay Clark and Lucas Dawson also participated in the Concerto Competition. It was judged by high school music teacher Julia Bastuscheck, Juneau Symphony conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and piano teacher Mary Watson.
Every Tuesday this summer, kids borrowing items from the Juneau Public Libraries could enter their names in a drawing and be rewarded with prizes by local businesses. Winners on Aug. 8 were: Zane Ginter, a book from the Bear's Lair; Logan Ginter, a book from the Bear's Lair; Riley Sikes, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore; McKie Gregory, a gift certificate from the Amazing Bookstore; Avery Horton, a gift certificate from Dominoes Pizza; and Melayna Mason, a gift certificate from Del Sol.
Tyler Hennon, of Juneau, earned a place on the dean's List all three quarters of the 2005-2006 academic year at the University of Oregon in Eugene. To qualify, students must have a grade-point average of 3.75 or better. A 2005 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, Hennon the son of Paul and Susan Hennon. He is currently majoring in physics and math.