ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS



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Nick George, of Eagle River, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Aviation Technology. George was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force on May 10, 2013 under the ROTC program. He plans to pursue a career in drone technology. A 2008 graduate of Eagle River High, George is the son of John and Marrily George of Eagle River.

Melissa Bartley, a 1997 graduate of Chugiak High School, earned her law degree in May from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Bartley recently accepted a position as Health Policy Advisor to Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead. After she completes the bar exam in July, Bartley plans to begin working in Cheyenne full time. She is the daughter of Bruce and Terry Bartley of Chugiak.

A pair of local residents have been named to the 2013 Spring Semester Honor List at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Named to the list were Eagle River’s Alexandra Lynn Anderson and Chugiak’s Elizabeth Anne Hunt. To be eligible for the honor list, students must carry a minimum 12 credit hours and have at least a 3.2 GPA.

Lily Hunter, of Eagle River, has been named to the Spring Semester President’s Honor Roll at the University of Montana. To qualify for the President’s Honor Roll, students must have a 4.0 GPA.

Three local students have been named to the Spring Semester Dean’s Honor Roll at the University of Montana. Named to the list were Eagle River’s Alexandra Davis, Benjamin Fitzgerald and Wilson Platt. The Dean’s Honor Roll includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Chugiak’s Bethany Zimpelman received a Master of Science degree in Nursing, Nurse Educator during Sacred Heart University’s commencement May 18-19 in Fairfield, Conn.

Chugiak’s Kristen Lessard has been named to the spring semester Dean’s Honor Roll at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Eagle River’s Taylor Holshouser and Samuel Seth Erickson, both 17, have been named two of 98 high school student representatives chosen to attend the American Legion Boys Nation. The annual event will be held July 19-26 in Washington, D.C. The American Legion Boys Nation program provides a week of government training in Washington, D.C, comprising lectures and forums with visits to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical sites. Both attend Eagle River High School.

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