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Recognitions for the week of June 5

Honors and awards.

Student from Juneau inducted into honor society

Norvin Perez of Juneau was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the honor society announced. Perez was initiated at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

Perez is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year, according to the honor society. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership, according to the honor society.Graduate students in the top 10% f the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Student from Juneau earns honors at SNHU

Kimberly Watt of Juneau has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2022 President’s List, the university announced.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 and above are named to the president’s list. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in the fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits over two consecutive terms, according to SNHU. Elizabeth S. Djajalie, a rising junior at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain High School, won first place in this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize for the state of Alaska. Her project aimed to address marine plastic pollution by developing a biodegradable alternative to fossil-based plastics: seaweed bioplastic. Her work won her a trip to Golden, Colorado, where she will represent Alaska at the national level of the competition. Djajalie gives her thanks to the Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association for sponsoring her participation in the prestigious event. She credits her parents for always supporting her projects and for teaching her the work ethic and perseverance needed to make them succeed.

TMHS student wins science project prize

Elizabeth S. Djajalie, a rising junior at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain High School, won first place in this year’s Stockholm Junior Water Prize for the state of Alaska. Her project aimed to address marine plastic pollution by developing a biodegradable alternative to fossil-based plastics: seaweed bioplastic. Her work won her a trip to Golden, Colorado, where she will represent Alaska at the national level of the competition. Djajalie gives her thanks to the Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association for sponsoring her participation in the prestigious event. She credits her parents for always supporting her projects and for teaching her the work ethic and perseverance needed to make them succeed.

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