Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2009

Elizabeth Ashley Brown, of Puddle Jumpers in Juneau, was awarded a Child Development Associated credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood education profession.


William Collier, a 2009, Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz. Starting in the fall, he will study aeronautical science. He is the son of William Collier and Patricia Collier.


Michael K. Walker, a 2007 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Walker 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. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

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