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

Melissa Clark, Ninilchik High School – Melissa plans to attend the University Alaska Fairbanks in the Pre-Vet program with hopes of becoming a veterinarian.

Bradyn Holly, Soldotna High School – Bradyn plans to attend University of Alaska Kenai Peninsula College. He plans on receiving an Associate Degree in Paramedicine and State of Alaska Firefighter I certification.

Hailey Ames, Soldotna High School – Hailey will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She would like to pursue a nursing degree and become a certified Nurse Anesthetist.

Meret Beutler, IDEA Homeschool School – Meret will be attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She would like to pursue getting a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and a career in veterinary medicine.

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 17 complete applications from graduating seniors on the Kenai Peninsula. Reviewing the applications and selecting the recipients is always a time consuming and difficult process. I would like to thank Lauri Lingafelt (Finance), David Jackson (Appraisal) and Christina Griffiths (Maintenance) for serving on this committee.