School and student announcements

General announcements

Faith Christian Preschool announces that Kristi Wickstrom will be the preschool teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

The school has been in operation for 20 years.

Wickstrom has been a teacher for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District working with 3-5-year-old students.

She graduated from California State University Long Beach.

Classes begin Aug. 27 and are available in the mornings or afternoons for three hours, two to five times a week.

Those interested in registering their preschool children should call Faith Lutheran Church at 235-7600 or email

Local graduates

Katherine Rice of Fritz Creek graduated with a master of science degree in communication sciences and disorders from East Carolina University during spring commencement exercises May 4 in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Rice was one of 5,479 graduates who received degrees.

Jack Anderson of Homer was among the 1,561 graduates from Montana State University who received diplomas during MSU’s 2018 spring commencement ceremony held May 5 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Cole Johnson of Homer graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science in human-centered computing.

He received one of 4,747 degrees this academic year at all the institute’s campuses-including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China.

The university held its 133rd annual commencement celebration in May.

Alicia Isenhour of Homer was among more than 700 students from Oregon Institute of Technology who received degrees during commencement exercises on June 16 at Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus.

Isenhour graduated with a bachelor of science degree in applied psychology.

Study abroad

Homer resident Adriana Ferello Sheehan, a new master’s student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, has recently traveled to Belize.

Ferello Sheehan studied coral reefs, manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning the methods communities are using to sustain them.

More information about Ferello Sheehan’s 2018 course can be found at Click Belize I.