JDHS students honored at ceremony

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Ten Juneau-Douglas High School students received Student Recognition awards last week in a ceremony at the school library.

Former mayor Dennis Egan spoke to the students and their families, and presented each student with their award certificate.

The Student Recognition program, in its 12th year, rewards the hard work and dedication of students that might not be honored otherwise.

Teachers and staff nominate students for the monthly awards. At the end of the school year, the University of Alaska Southeast awards a scholarship to one of the monthly winners.

The recognized students for November were:

Kenneth (Bud) Baun, junior. Nominated by Cynthia Shaw, family/consumer sciences. Baun was recognized for being active in class discussions and serving as a great role model for other students.

David Doyle, junior. Nominated by John Anderson, science. Doyle was honored for his successful effort to improve his grades in biology.

Anna Gagne-Hawes, junior. Nominated by Pat Spence, French. Gagne-Hawes was recognized for the time and effort she put into preparations for October's World Language Festival.

Chad Guertin, sophomore. Nominated by Barbara Bonner, CHOICE program. Guertin received the award for the many hours he has volunteered for Bob's Place, a student-run store that raises money for CHOICE.

Patrick Millard, freshman. Nominated by Cindy Pasterino, business. Millard was honored for his focus, positive attitude and perfect attendance in a word-processing class that begins at 7 a.m.

Chelsea Miller, sophomore. Nominated by Craig Mapes, architectural drafting. Miller was recognized for her excellent work ethic and desire to get the most out of each class, and for the individual effort she put into a group project.

Melissa Passer, junior. Nominated by Nancy Seamount, health. Passer received the award for her dedication to other students in her work as a student teacher in health this semester.

Timothy Powers Jr., senior. Nominated by Ken Guiher, music. Powers was recognized for his work as president of the Wind Ensemble, captain of the JDHS Pep Band and lead saxophonist for the Jazz Band.

Ryan Ruby, senior. Nominated by Deb morse, principal. Ruby was honored for his dependability and hard work assisting staff and parents in the high school's main office during first period.

Steven Zinn, senior. Nominated by Bill Chalmers, English. Zinn received the award for being a "first-rate catalyst" during class discussions, contributing lots of ideas that go beyond the ordinary.

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