Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008

Katie Cerne, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School, was selected to attend a unique leadership development conference, National Young Leaders Conference, this week, Oct 7-12, in Washington, D.C.

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Courtesy Of Jamey Marie Holloway
Courtesy Of Jamey Marie Holloway

The conference will provide scholars with the opportunity to interact with a variety of personnel who operate within the three branches of government, the news media and the international community. NYLC prepares students to serve our country well, whether that means as elected officials in our nation's capital, as active members within communities around the world or as intelligent, creative and responsible members of the work force.

Cerne is the daughter of Capt. Michael Cerne, of U.S. Coast Guard, and Holly Cerne, realtor with Remax of Juneau.


Hannah Wolf, a 2005 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and senior at Western Washington University, received a meritous achievement award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her casting and directing of Ichthyology.


Robert Shaw, a 1979 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, was named senior investment officer for equities at the $15.8 billion San Francisco City & County Retirement System. Shaw has a bachelor's degree in business from Seattle University and a master's from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. During and after college, he worked for Price Waterhouse Cooper in Anchorage. He is the son of Albert and the late Viola Shaw.


Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua A. Shaff, the son of Michaeli Siera, of Juneau, recently graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, Shaff studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

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