PUBLISHED: 1:53 PM on Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Dierking receives scholarship
Export Council of Alaska
The Export Council of Alaska awarded two $2000 International Studies scholarships to student achievers at the 19th annual Export Alaska Banquet held in Anchorage on Thursday, May 25.

A recipient is Gretchen Dierking, who graduated from Juneau Douglas High School in the top 5 percent of her class. A member of the National Honor Society, she spent the first semester of her senior year as an exchange student in Chile where she continued her study of Spanish. Dierking also has studied French. She is an athlete, a member of the cross-country team and co-captain of the soccer team. She was selected to be on the Olympic Development Program's soccer team and is a youth soccer coach. She will be attending Western Washington University.