Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2003

Student recognition ceremony on Nov. 26

Student Recognition for Juneau-Douglas High School students will be held at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the JDHS library. Ted Quinn, a 1978 graduate of JDHS, will be the presenter. Students receive certificates and letters of commendation from Juneau's legislators.

The Student Recognition Program recognizes young people who might not otherwise be "given the nod" for a job well done. It began in 1989 by interested parents with assistance from JDHS administrators and staff. The nominees are usually recognized for accomplishments within the school setting, and are nominated by teachers and staff. UAS awards a scholarship to one of the students in a May ceremony.

Donation boxes available for Coast Guard food drive

Throughout November, the crew aboard the Coast Guard cutter Liberty will conduct a food, winter clothing, blanket and toy drive to benefit families in Southeast Alaska communities.

Donation boxes are at several local businesses. Any blankets, winter clothing, toys, or non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted. In the weeks before Christmas, the Liberty crew will deliver the items to Pelican, Hoonah, Angoon, Elfin Cove and Kake. According to Lt. Rebecca Chambers, Liberty's executive officer, this drive has been extremely successful in the past.

"Thanks to the generous donations by Juneau citizens, the Liberty's crew has delivered more than 10,000 pounds of food and more than 500 blankets to needy families each year," said Chambers.

Donation boxes are located at the following locations: Alaska & Proud market, Fred Meyers, Safeway/Carrs, Costco, the Nugget and Mendenhall Malls and the Federal Building.

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