2013 Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Kenai Borough Employees Association (KBEA, AFT Local 6140) is proud to announce the recipients of our 2013 scholarships.

The KBEA Scholarship Committee has selected four scholarship recipients. Each of the following students will receive $500 to use for their education:

Ashley Epperheimer, Nikiski High School – Ashley plans to attend Harding University in Arkansas majoring in Elementary Education. She hopes to one day be an elementary school teacher and teach overseas.

Claire Gabler, Soldotna High School – Claire plans to attend Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. She plans on receiving a Biology degree with a minor in Psychology and enter the medical field.

Makenzi Magiera, Kenai Central High School – Makenzi will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She would like to pursue getting a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences followed by a Master’s degree in Oncology.

Jamie Ward, Nikiski High School – Jamie will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She would like to pursue getting an Associate of Arts degree and become an ultrasound technician.

Students are selected not only upon their academic achievement, but also upon their extracurricular activities, community involvement, work experience, personal references, essay and financial plan. The committee looks for students who are well-rounded good citizens with great potential.

This year we received 24 applications from graduating seniors on the Kenai Peninsula.

Thank you to Lanie Hughes, Lauri Lingafelt, and David Jackson for their excellent work on the scholarship committee.