Achievements for Jan. 25

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:57
  • Eagle River’s Perry Lundgren poses for a photo on the deck at the Eagle River Nature Center. Lundgren recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his Eagle Project of refurbishing the deck at the center. (Colin Tyler/Courtesy photo)

Lundgren makes Eagle Scout

Eagle River’s Perry Lundgren celebrated making Eagle Scout with members of his Boy Scout Troop 219 Dec. 21, 2017, at Joy Lutheran Church in Eagle River.

Lundgren’s Eagle Project was to refurbish the back deck at the Eagle River Nature Center.

Lundgren is the son of Carl and Chris Lundgren and a junior at Eagle River High.

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Pandres makes the grade

Eagle River’s Jade Pandres has been named to the President’s List at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. To be named to the list, students must compete a minimum 15 hours with a GPA of 3.75-4.0.

Locals make Gonazaga Dean’s List

Makenna Gwynn Girard of Chugiak and Kaitlin Paige Friedli of Eagle River made the fall 2017 Dean’s List at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.84 grade point average to be listed.

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Honor Rolls named at Montana State University

Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2017.

There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete a minimum of 12 degree-eligible credit hours to be on either list. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester were named to the President’s Honor Roll. The Dean’s Honor Roll includes the 3,416 students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Trevor Hicks of Chugiak and Emma Gamble of Eagle River were named to the President’s List. Making the Dean’s list from Chugiak were James Anderson, Samuel Liebersbach, Aleksander Rentz and Paul Straub. Named to the Dean’s List from Eagle River were Robert Arnold, Breanna Klayum, Carl Lundgren, Daniel McLain, Thomas Midlo, Emily Romero and Therese Silknitter.

Runyan wins Eagle Academy Geography Bee

Cash Runyan, a fifth-grade student at Eagle Academy Charter School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 19, 2018 and has a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship.

The school Bee was the first round in the 30th Annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

Cash will take a qualifying test for the state Geography Bee to be held on April 6. The National Geographic Society will provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for state winners to participate in the Bee National Championship rounds on May 20-23.

The first place national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership to National Geographic magazine, and an all expenses paid expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the new National Geographic Endeavour II.

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