Ryan J. Buster has enlisted in the U.S. Army as a motor transport operator and recently left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is a 2001 graduate of the Alaska Military Youth Academy in Fort Richardson and is the son of Barr Gray of Homer and Michael D. Buster.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Morgan W. Tracy recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf on the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor, home ported in San Diego, Calif. Tracy and his fellow sailors supported combat operations during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan. He is the son of Maureen J. and Joe W. Tracy and is a 1996 graduate of Homer High School.
Erin Greenwell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from Centre College, Danville, Ky. She is the daughter of Thomas and Tami Greenwell and is a graduate of Homer High School.
The following students made the spring chancellor's and dean's lists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for earning a 4.0 grade-point average or a 3.5-3.99 GPA: chancellor's list: Amberlee Dawson, Colleen Sisk, Alice Velsko, Jeffrey Kuk Swick, Seldovia; dean's list: Augustino Bacher, Eric Peterson, Olin Raidmae, Noah George, Ninilchik.
Levi F. Kilcher and Logan E. Sander made the spring honor roll at Oregon State University, Corvallis, for earning at least a 3.5 GPA.
Lindsay Babcock and Joy Epley, both of Anchor Point, made the spring dean's list at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, for earning at least a 3.5 GPA.
Ryan Bundy was awarded a $1,000 Rudyard B. Goode Memorial Scholarship at the University of Montana, Missoula. Bundy is a senior majoring in finance and is a 1999 Homer High School graduate.
Scholarships of $2,000 are being offered to halibut fishermen as part of an education assistance program from the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The scholarships support university and technical college education for those connected to the halibut fishery and its industry. Apply by Aug. 15. For more information, call Christine Carr at (206) 634-1838, ext. 201, or Bruce Leaman at ext. 203.