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GED graduation honors 174

One-hundred-seventy-four Southeast residents earned their GED in 2013, SERRC reported, and in doing so joined the organization's GED Hall of Fame.
Unsung Heroes of the Trails: Marc Scholten

Treadwell Ditch Trail may have a reputation for darkness, but Marc Scholten is the man letting in the light. On a recent day, as we walked the trail from its Gastineau Meadows access point to Paris Creek, the trail was dappled with sun.
Alaska's first lady honors volunteers

It's been a whirlwind for Juneau's Erin "Rinny" Heywood since she helped a mentally handicapped Safeway worker replace a stolen bike last year.
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Paying it forward

...47-year-old full-time mom of two teenage boys said she was "blown away" when she learned Thursday she won a Volunteer of the Year Award from Alaska's First Lady, Sandy Parnell."I'm still in shock," Heywood said with a smile.Heywood...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Bears, and bring the title back to Juneau. Thumbs up to Juneau's Beatrice Franklin, who recently was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the Alaska Adult Education Association. Beatrice has spent the last four years teaching English as a second...
Holst's retirement unlikely to be quiet

It takes only a few moments in Janice Holst's presence to get a sense of the energy that has carried her through more than 50 years of teaching dance.
Nominations Accepted for First Lady's Volunteer Awards

...Alaskans to nominate fellow citizens who have performed extraordinary volunteer service for the First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Awards. The program, started by First Lady Bella Hammond, recognizes volunteers who have displayed extraordinary...
Franklin honored as Volunteer of the Year

...English. Franklin was recently honored with a state-wide award from the Alaska Adult Education Association as Volunteer of the Year, presented to her by colleagues from The Learning Connection during one of her evening classes. "Beatrice's...
First lady awards 'Volunteers of the Year'

Individuals from across the state, including a 92-year-old Juneau woman who recently retired from more than two decades of regular volunteering at Johnson Youth Center, were guests of honor at the Governor's Mansion Friday, where they were honored by Alaska's first lady as "Volunteers of the Year."Earline Smith and six others, including a volunteer firefighter and an Alaska State Trooper who provides clothing to homeless children, had a luncheon in their honor and were recognized at a small ceremony in the ballroom of the gubernatorial residence in downtown Juneau.
Soldier devotes his weekends to preventing DUIs

...has volunteered more than 720 hours to the program, a commitment that led the Army to name him Fort Wainwright Volunteer of the Year for 2012.Rodrigues is 42 years old and joined the Army much later than most of his colleagues. He's originally...


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