Wight enlists in Alaska National Guard
Michael Wright of Juneau has enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard as an infantryman. Pvt. Wright, son of Rebecca and Rob Wright of Juneau, is a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School. He will attend 16 weeks of physically and mentally challenging training at Fort Benning, Ga. After completing training, he will return to Juneau and drill 39 days a year.
Wright's future plans are to attend college after he completes basic and advance training. As a guardsman, he is eligible for educational benefits including State Tuition Assistance, which pays 100 percent tuition at the University of Alaska, and the Montgomery GI Bill. Wright's recruiter was Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr in Juneau, who can be reached at 586-6041 or 1-800-478-4566.
Chamberlin to attend leadership forum
Jacob Chamberlin, a student at Juneau Christian School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Chamberlin will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., Mar. 29-Apr. 4, 2004, to earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the nation's monuments and institutions. Chamberlin will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity. Chamberlin was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.