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Achievers: Sept. 2
A U.S. Coast Guard member assigned to Communications Detachment Kodiak received the American Legion’s Spirit of Service Award in recognition of her volunteer efforts. Petty Officer 2nd Class Geneva Cornelius has donated countless hours of her personal time assisting the Kodiak Women’s and Resource and Crisis Center in organizing emergency housing for homeless women and children and victims of domestic abuse and se...
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ACHIEVERS; McDonald named superintendent of the year
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. McDonald received the award during the Aug. 22 regular meeting of the KIBSD Board of Education. Lisa Parady, ASA’s executive director, made the trip from Juneau to present the award. During her presentation, Parady called McDo...
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Achievers 7/22/2016
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. Kary Coombs of Kodiak is ...
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Alutiiq Word of the Week July 1, 2016
TRipiitsaaq Brick TRipiitsaalitaallriit qikumek. They used to make bricks out of clay. Brick making was one of the industries Russian traders established in Alaska to provide essential supplies to colonies far from European supplies. Russian colonists used bricks to build stoves and ovens, and although some bricks were imported to Alaska, it was more economical to make these heavy building materials in Alaska. The...
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Achievers: June 24
Adriane L. Horn graduated with Honors from Wenatchee Valley College on June 10, earning a 3.99 GPA. She will be attending Montana Tech University in Butte, Montana, in the fall. Anna Anderson, senior, daughter of Mark and Andria Anderson was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2016 semester at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. The dean’s list honors students who achieve an outstan...
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Achievers: June 3
Nolan Wandersee of Kodiak has been named to the Dean’s list at Hastings College in Hasting, Nebraska, for the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible for the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be registered for full-time course work. Jacqueline Madsen of Kodiak received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award during a ceremony held in Anchorage on May 19. Accordi...
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Achievers: May 27
Ashley Rohrer, a sophomore music education major at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. Ashley is a 2014 graduate of Kodiak High School and is the daughter of Daniel and Jill Rohrer of Kodiak. Students eligible for the dean’s list have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59.
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Achievers: May 20
Kodiak Morning Rotary named eight students to receive $1,000 scholarships. Competition was intense in three categories: graduating high school seniors, continuing education and vocational.   The vocational awards are given in memory of Chris McVay. Chris was longtime member of Morning Rotary and a strong advocate for vocational students. Much of the scholarship money was raised from a quilt raffle. Chris started t...
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Achievers: May 13
Katie Banks, a ninth-grade art student at Kodiak High School, had her artwork selected to represent Alaska in the Western Governors Association Art Competition. Winners of the next round among entries form 19 states collect a cash prize and their work will be displayed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, during the association’s June 12-14 meeting. Katherine Gronn of Kodiak graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage ...
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Achievers: April 15
Anastasia Skonberg, a Kodiak High School senior, received a Spirit of Youth Award in the category of cultural pursuits for her work teaching Alutiiq to seven elementary school classes. Skonberg has taken Alutiiq classes, studied tribal resources and attended culture camps. She plans to study anthropology and Alaska Native studies at University of Alaska Southeast in the fall. John Dunlop, Anna McDonald, Levi Purdy...
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