Gruening Middle School students recently presented a check for $2,000 to be donated to a South African school at the Dena’ina Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 22 during the Alaska Chapter of the Safari Club International’s American Heroes Night. Pictured are (from left to right) Hannes van Rooyen from Kuvhima Safaris, Mrs. Lori
Teams from Chugiak High placed first in both the Culinary and Management competitions at the 2013 Alaska ProStart Invitational Feb. 23 in Anchorage. The two teams will travel to the national competition in Baltimore, Md., April 19-21.
Air Force Reserve Airman Christopher M. Graham, of Eagle River, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Army Spec. Jeremy W. Farnsworth has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Farnsworth is a 2000 graduate of Chugiak High School and the son of Joan Farnsworth and stepson of Paul Farnsworth of Palmer.
Alexis Sayer, of Chugiak, has been named to the Dean’s List at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, students must complete 12 graded credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class.
Krista Ruth Lundberg, or Eagle River, was named to the Seattle Pacific University 2012 Autumn Quarter Dean’s List. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.
Chugiak’s Kristen Lessard was named to the University of Wyoming’s 2012 fall semester Dean’s Freshman Honor Roll. The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better GPA. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades.
Matthew Taylor, Eagle River, earned a place on the fall 2012 semester Dean’s List at University of Central Missouri.