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Heather (Davey) Rickman

(Class of 2012) graduated with her Bachelors in Medical Lab Science in 2015, and married Ehren Rickman in 2017. Heather works at Central Peninsula Hospital, and Ehren owns Rickman’s Building Company. They recently bought their first house, and stay very busy between 3...

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Ashley (Michel) Rowell

(Class of 2007) is married to Zack Rowell, and they have two beautiful children, Luke and Harper. They make their home in Sterling, Alaska, where Zack is self-employed at his own body shop, and Ashley has her own business with Rodan & Fields. Zack is also going to...

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Ginni (Russell) DeLon

(Class of 2000) graduated from CIA in 2000, married the cute guy she worked with at Taco Bell in 2001, moved to Las Vegas in '04 and back to Soldotna in '08. Ginni taught at Cook Inlet for five years and has since worked at her church as the Children's Director for...

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Chantilly (Hileman) Bayes

(Class of 2011) is married to Dustin Bayes, and Tilly says they are absolutely PERFECT together! They have three children, Vincent, who is with the Lord, Ursa and Grey. They live in Soldotna, have two adorable children, and Tilly says, “What more could I want?!”...

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Josh & Tiffany (Smith) Holly

(Class of 2010) and (Class of 2011) have been married for 4 years and have a handsome son named Haydan. Josh has been working for Specialty Excavating for 9 years and hoping to take over the business soon. Tiffany was an orthodontist assistant for 3 years but decided...

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Bryce and Alyse (Bell) Horton

(Class of 2013) and (Class of 2005) married in July, 2017.  Bryce currently works for D & D Equipment Services, doing welding in many different parts of Alaska. Alyse works as a Pharmacy technician at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy. They have a home in Soldotna.

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Samantha (McNutt) Stringer

Class of 2007 (Works for Hub International) married Christopher Stringer in August, 2017. Christopher is a disabled Army Veteran, and we thank you for your service, Sir! Sammi and Christopher live in Wasilla, Alaska with their four fur-babies.    

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Eric Minelga

Class of 2001 (Wife, Rebecca; Sons, Oliver and Sebastian. Currently live in Snohomish, Washington just north of Seattle. Eric works for Boeing Commercial Aircraft and Rebecca conducts training for the YMCA. In their spare time, the family loves to explore the outdoors...

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Elizabeth (Daily) Ross

Class of 2011 (Husband: Aaron) Aaron and I just moved to Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary so I can begin my Masters of Religion. After getting my BA in Social Justice at Oral Roberts University I began working as a domestic violence survivor advocate at a local...

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Brooke (Forsi) Martin

Class of 2008 (Husband: Clay) Clay and I are living in Portland, OR and are enjoying our work very much. Clay is a CPA at a public accounting firm called Moss Adams. I'm a pediatric speech-language pathologist at the Providence Children's Development Institute. Here's...

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Anthony Agosti

Class of 2003 (Wife, Andrea; Daughter, Coralie) We both work for Catholic Charities of Tennessee in the Refugee Services department. I supervise the employment program helping refugees newly arrived in the U.S. get jobs and work with area companies to hire our...

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Thomas and Claire Minelga

Thomas Minelga graduated Cook Inlet Academy in 2005, and then actively pursued his love for film at Biola University in California where he graduated in December 2008 with a BA in Film Production. Thomas then earned a certificate for TESL from Cambridge University...

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