Kodiak Daily Mirror: Achievers


Friday 08/03/2018
Achiever: Michael Antonio
Posted: August 03, 2018

Michael Antonio, of Kodiak, recently received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D. Graduation was held on Sunday, May 20 at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls.

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Friday 07/27/2018
Achiever: Abigail Coombs
Posted: July 27, 2018

Abigail Coombs has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children Program. The program is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Services. 

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Friday 07/13/2018
Achievers: Dr. Jackielyn Sabangan
Posted: July 13, 2018

Dr. Jackielyn Sabangan, who was born in the Philippines and raised in Kodiak, recently graduated from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. During her undergraduate years at the Dominican University of California, she maintained grades of a high enough standard to earn her a scholarship to study at AUACM. Last week, she began a residency in family medicine (primary care) at the Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, California. She chose this specialty after noticing a lack of primary care physicians as she grew up.

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Friday 07/06/2018
Achievers: Richie McKinney
Posted: July 06, 2018

Richie McKinney has made the academic Dean’s List at the University of New Haven for the Spring semester, 2018. This is the second time in the last two years that McKinney has made the Dean’s List, which requires a GPA of 3.50 or better in any one semester. 

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Friday 06/29/2018
Achievers: Adalyn Ellsworth
Posted: June 29, 2018

Kodiak resident Adalyn Ellsworth has made the academic Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University for the Spring semester, 2018.

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Friday 06/22/2018
Achievers: Rohrer and Fuller
Updated: June 22, 2018 - 11:49 am

Ashley Rohrer, a senior music major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the Spring 2018 semester. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of Kodiak High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rohrer (Jill) from Kodiak, AK. She was one of 578 seniors to earn their degree from Grove City College on May 19, 2018, earning a Bachelor of Music degree.

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Friday 01/26/2018
Rotary Youth Merit Awards handed out for Quarter 2
Updated: January 26, 2018 - 9:00 am

Every quarter, Kodiak Middle School recognizes students for the Rotary Youth Merit Award.

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Friday 02/24/2017
Achievers: KHS junior part of NASA world project
Posted: February 24, 2017

Alaska is known as the biggest state, but it’s quickly gaining a reputation for even bigger ideas as NASA has asked high school students in Kodiak and the Yukon-Kuskokwim area to develop concepts and research on city and community sustainability for NASA’s first-ever global CitySmart conference in Florence, Italy.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Achievers, 2/17/207
Posted: February 17, 2017

Michael Parnell has finished his first semester at Boise State University, where he is majoring in film. He made the dean’s list with high honors.

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Friday 02/10/2017
Achievers, 2/10/2017
Posted: February 10, 2017

Kodiak Elks announced the following Kodiak Middle School students of the semester.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Achievers, 2/3/2017
Posted: February 03, 2017

Kodiak student John W. Norton has been nominated for a position at the U.S. Naval Academy by Alaska Rep. Don Young.

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Friday 01/27/2017
Achievers, 1/27/2017
Posted: January 27, 2017

Nami Ikawa of Kodiak has had her poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. The poem titled “Racing to the Future” appeared recently in the winter edition of the American High School Poets “My World” anthology.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Achievers 1/20/2017
Posted: January 20, 2017

Kodiakan Axl Levan was named to the Montana State University president’s honor roll. Kodiakan Will Dumm was named to the MSU dean’s honor roll.

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Friday 01/06/2017
Achievers, 1/6/2017
Posted: January 06, 2017

Ben Kondro, left, and Parry Nelson hold the deer antlers that earned them the top places in the 2016 Big Buck Contest from among 68 entries, Thursday at Big Ray’s. Nelson’s prizes for first place included a Winchester rifle. The complete list of winners and the rack scores: 1. Perry Nelson, 119 4/8; 2. Ben Kondro, 115 4/8; 3. David Reft, 114 1/8; 4. Meierotto, 112 4/8; 5. Nick Mangini, 111 2/8; 6. Travis Burke, 109 4/8; 7. Jen Cooper, 109 1/8; 8. Zack Ward, 108 3/8; 9. Hunter Wagner, 108 1/8; 10. Shane Nicholson, 107 0/8; Little Buck, Jake Jacobson; Lucky Buck Nick Troxell.

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Friday 12/30/2016
Achievers, 12/30/2016
Posted: December 30, 2016

Kodiak Island Borough School District assistant superintendent Marilyn Davidson is a winner of the Alaska Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities, according to a release from the district.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Achievers: Rotary Students of the Month
Posted: December 02, 2016

The Rotary Youth Merit Award recognizes two Kodiak Middle School students per grade level who display characteristics of service, dependability and leadership. All KMS students who receive a Rotary Youth Merit Award are acknowledged by the Kodiak Rotary Club.

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Friday 11/25/2016
Achievers: Nov. 25
Posted: November 25, 2016

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center employees Ilva Fox and Lydia Anderson were among 16 nurses from more than 98 nominees statewide honored with Alaska Nurse of the Year Awards, according to an announcement from the March of Dimes.

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Friday 11/18/2016
Achievers 11/18/2016
Posted: November 18, 2016

City of Kodiak employee Philip “Bear” Becker was named Water Operator of the Year (over 1,000 population) at the Alaska Rural Water Association’s 18th annual training conference held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Anchorage Hotel.

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Friday 11/11/2016
Achievers: Nov. 11
Updated: November 11, 2016 - 4:55 pm

Carolyn Claire Craig, daughter of Ben and Tracy Craig, has won the Roger Rosenblatt Family Community Medicine Award for her Rural and Underserved Opportunities Program project she did in Barrow this past summer. This award is presented to students who demonstrate outstanding community medicine. Craig is in the WWAMI program at University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Pallets of pumpkins festoon 4-H festival
Posted: October 25, 2016

Kodiak’s 4-H held its Harvest Festival on Oct. 15 at the fairgrounds.

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Friday 10/14/2016
Achievers, 10/14/2016
Posted: October 14, 2016

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, named Kodiak resident Sara Loewen as one of sour artist recipients of the 2016 Alaska Literary Awards.

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Friday 09/30/2016
Achievers: Sept. 30
Posted: September 30, 2016

Anelise Zimmer of  Kodiak, a recent graduate of Willamette University, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Malaysia to teach English from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Zimmer will be lecturing at a rural Malaysian high school as part of the English Teaching Assistantship program.

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Friday 09/23/2016
Achievers: Sept. 23
Posted: September 23, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the Kodiak High School’s World Bridge team won the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge, an annual academic and professional competition that provides an opportunity for the world’s “best and brightest” to deliver sustainable solutions to serve the global community.

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Friday 09/09/2016
Achievers: Sept. 9
Posted: September 09, 2016

Karina Zyatitsky of Port Lions was awarded a Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage scholarship, supporting high school seniors and college skiers for their dedication to cross-country skiing and academic achievements. She is among 46 Alaskan students to educational opportunities through Alaska Community Foundation scholarships so far in 2016.

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Friday 09/02/2016
Achievers: Sept. 2
Posted: September 02, 2016

A U.S. Coast Guard member assigned to Communications Detachment Kodiak received the American Legion’s Spirit of Service Award today in recognition of her volunteer efforts.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Achievers: Superintendent of the Year
Posted: August 26, 2016

Stewart McDonald has been named “Alaska Superintendent of the Year” for 2017 by the Alaska Superintendents Association, according to a release from the Kodiak Island Borough School District.

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Friday 08/12/2016
Achievers: Kodiakan tops in Marine officer class
Posted: August 12, 2016

General Robert B. Neller, 37th commandant of the Marine Corps, spoke to the Corp’s newest officers during the largest OCS Graduation Ceremony since 2009 aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on Aug. 6, according to a Marine release.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Achievers: July 22
Posted: July 22, 2016

Karena Lynn Rounsaville received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush University on May 26 in Chicago, Illinois. Eight days later she was married to Saul Whitworth of Bellingham, Washington, becoming Dr. Karena Whitworth. She will complete her residency in the Seattle area and then move to Bellingham to practice family medicine. Karena is the daughter of Steven and Darlene Rounsaville.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Achievers: July 15
Posted: July 15, 2016

Five scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each have been awarded to local applicants who are studying to pursue careers in the field of health care, the Kodiak Hospital Auxiliary announced.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Achievers: July 1
Posted: July 01, 2016

Brittany Horne, a resident of Kodiak, has earned placement on the president's list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, for spring semester 2016. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade point average to be listed.

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