Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2009

Army Pvt. Malcom-Jefrey C. Barril, a 2008 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

Courtesy Of Carola Spencer
Courtesy Of Carola Spencer

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.

He is the son of Maria-Nove Barril, of Juneau.


Army Pvt. Christopher L. Wetherell, a 2009 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is the son of Louanne Wetherell, of Sitka, and Roger Wetherell, of Juneau.


On Sept. 14, Christina Capacci-Daniel, a 1999 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and 2003 graduate of Seattle University, successfully defended her doctorate in chemistry, titled "Crystal Growth of Polymorphic Bis-Diphenyl Ureas on Self-Assembled Monolayer Templates," from Georgetown University. She is now employed as a senior scientist at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass.


The AMA Foundation recently awarded the Arthur N. Wilson MD Scholarship to Juneau's E. Sophie Spencer, who attends the University of Washington School of Medicine. Spencer received a $5,000, which is awarded to a medical student who graduated from a high school in Southeast Alaska. After completing her residency, she plans to return to Alaska to work with a Native corporation or Indian Health Services. As an intern, Spencer provided health care to Cambodian children and landmine victims.

This program recognizes the important role that rural physicians play in their communities. The scholarship was made possible by a bequest from Arthur N. Wilson, a physician who was an integral part of his community in Ketchikan, and his family.

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