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Recognitions

Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010

Douglas resident Maggie Schoenfeld made the spring semester Dean's List as a biology student at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Id. Schoenfeld is a junior this fall at the school.

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Juneau student Rachel Tarver, 20, is among 23 recipients of the 2010-2011 Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship award recently announced by the Scholarship Fund Board of Directors. The awards are presented annually to the surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police and other public employees who have died in the line of duty.

Tarver will start her sophomore year at Northern Arizona University this fall, where she intends to pursue a Bachelor's degree in geophysics. Her extracurricular activities include varsity cross country, varsity soccer and band. Her father, Firefighter Bret Tarver, died in the line of duty while serving with the Phoenix Fire Department in Arizona.

The Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund is pleased to present this scholarship to help Tarver achieve her academic goals. The award honors the memory of her father and other public employees like him who have given their lives for their communities, said an ICMA-RC spokesperson.

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Kids coming into any of the three public libraries this summer have been entering a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses by writing a book review. This is open to all ages through teens.

Ryan Hartsock, 10, won a gift certificate to Vicky's Joke Shop for reading "Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth" by Lucy Cousins. "Maisy goes to the dentist and I am getting braces this month," Hartsock said.

Catty Smith, 6, won a Gift Certificate to The Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries' Amazing Bookstore for reading "The Cloud Book" by Tomie DePaola. "I liked it!" Smith said.

Christopher Isaak, 11, won a gift certificate to the Alaskan Fudge Company for reading "Bone" by Jeff Smith. "It was a very good book," Isaak said.

Keana Villanueva, 8, won a gift certificate to Heritage Coffee Company for reading "Ramona Quimby, Age 8" by Beverly Cleary. "I like Ramona's teacher because she is funny and cool," Villanueva said.

Victoria Perez, 13, won a gift certificate to the Alaska Shirt Company for reading "Vampire Academy 2" by Richelle Mead. "Rose's friend dies," Perez said. "Lissa learns to use her healing magic. Too bad Christian then gets kidnapped."

Tobey Lee, 3, won a gift certificate to Friends of the Libraries' Amazing Bookstore for reading "Monster Toddler" by John Wallace. "It was so funny," Lee said.

Amber Kahler, 8, won a gift certificate to Peer Amid Beads for reading "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo. Kahler liked the book "because it was about a dog and I have a dog," she said.

Kaleb Sisikin, 6, won a gift certificate for Heritage Coffee Company for reading "Jonathan Cleaned Up and Then He Heard a Sound" by Robert Munch. "It was a cool story, and it was funny," Sisikin said.

Yosef Monsef, 10, won a gift certificate to Invisible World for reading "The Iron Ring" by Lloyd Alexander. "It's done in epic style, the book brims with tales, twists, and trouble; a remarkable tale," Monsef said.

Maddy Roemeling, 5, won a gift certificate to the Alaskan Fudge Company for reading "Come Back Cat" by Joan Nodset. "I liked it because the cat kept running away until the end and it purred for her," Roemeling said.

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Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2010 class during a live ceremony on Aug. 7 in Chicago. Harold Ford, Jr., a former U.S. Representative who President Bill Clinton once described as "the walking, living embodiment of where America ought to go in the 21st century," served as the keynote speaker. The following local students were awarded degrees:

Cassidy Kearney of Juneau was awarded a Bachelor in Business Administration.

Alavini Lata of Juneau was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.



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