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Emily Alberi of Eagle River earned a scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year at the University of Montana Western. Alberi received a Carl and Martha Davis Anniversary Scholarship valued at $4,000. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education at Montana Western.

Zach Johnson, of Eagle River, has earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Johnson plans to use his scholarship to continue his bachelor's degree in business administration and economics at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and hopes to work in the Alaska travel industry after earning a master's degree. The scholarship funds were raised through the ATIA Foundation, a program designated to offer tuition assistance to Alaska students who plan to pursue a career in the visitor industry.

Elizabeth Anne Hunt, of Chugiak, a sophomore in petroleum engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has been named to the honor list for the 2011 Spring semester. Honor list recipients must have carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0



Victoria (Torie) Nesset, of Eagle River, graduated summa cum laude from The University of Minnesota-Mankato with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygine. She also completed her WREB regional board in dental hygine. Nesset is the daughter of Betty and Jerry Veldhuis of Eagle River.

Shoshana L. Bailar, of Eagle River, graduated with honors from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese. A 2007 Chugiak High graduate, Bailar plans to enroll at the University of Alberta, where she'll work toward a Master's degree in Japanese culture with an emphasis on teaching. She is the daughter of Eagle River's Susan Bailar and John Bailar, also of Eagle River.

Cecily Foo, of Eagle River, recently graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington with a degree in biology. She is the daughter of Sally and Stan Foo of Eagle River.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Thursday, June 23, 2011.