Some Kenai Peninsula residents may remember the 6-foot-7, 370-pound Jaramiah Hundley only as the massive man who worked as a bouncer at Hooligans Lodge and Saloon in Soldotna. But to those close to him, Jaramiah had a larger than life presence, his family said. "He was light and color and texture in a world that's usually grey and flat," said Lisa Hundley, Jaramiah's mother. "I don't know how else to put it. That was my son and it amazes me that I got to be his mother because I got to watch that develop."
Hundreds of camera bulbs flashed throughout the Kenai Central High School auditorium capturing the students' transition to adulthood. But there was one camera at the May 22 graduation ceremony with a truly unique view. It was the one perched on Tye Jordan Hays-Honrud's head. The small digital video camera he got as a graduation present and stuck to the top of his mortarboard recorded all the ceremony's details -- walking to the stage, taking a seat, listening to "Pomp and Circumstance," speeches, a senior slide show and finally the presentation of the diplomas.
Standing in front of a row of chairs watching friends and family shuffle into the building, Hollie Noel reflected on the biggest lesson she learned during her high school career. "No matter how hard it is, it is always important to do your best and it always pays off in the end," she said. Hollie was home-schooled with her brother Jesse Noel and graduated May 18 alongside Taylor James, Megan Ruffridge and Jared Wood from Wings Christian Academy. She said the best part of going to school was learning alongside Jesse. Family is important in the Noel household, she said.
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It's perhaps one of the most anticipated days in the central Peninsula fishing season. On Monday, the Russian River will open to fly fishing for anglers ready for their first crack at this year's sockeye salmon crop. The day also marks the rainbow trout opener on the Kenai River after about a month of spawning.
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