The students and staff in the Structured Learning classroom at Eagle River High School received top honors in the school division from the Alaskans for Litter Prevention & Recycling at its annual awards banquet April 29 in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Thirteen students and five staff collected and sorted enough plastic bottles, aluminum cans and glass bottles from the school’s garbage this year to fill more than 150 industrial-size garbage bags, taking time each day after lunch hour for the project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District recently selected Michael Coy as the new chief of the real estate branch effective July 27.
Coy is now charged with providing the planning, acquisition, appraisal, management and disposal of realty services to the Army, Air Force and National Guard elements in Alaska. Other responsibilities include the leasing of recruiting facilities required for all armed services in the state.
Navy Seaman Austin C. Mock, son of Christopher L. and Mindy E. Mock of Chugiak, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Mock completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Graduating with honors Candace Blas, Chugiak High School graduate 2006, graduated cum laude from the University of Alaska, Anchorage -Spring 2014, with a degree in International Studies. Her first two years of college were spent in North Carolina at Wake Forest University and Appalachian State University. Currently, Blas is the campaign manager for Claire Ross (D) who is running for the Alaska State Senate, District K.