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Press Release: 16 Young Alaskans to be honored at the 2017 Spirit of Youth Awards

March 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Anchorage, Alaska (March 13, 2017)- 16 teens and youth groups from communities across the state of Alaska to be recognized at the 19th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards WHAT: The Spirit of Youth Awards highlights dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska. Now in its 19th year, the awards recognize […]

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Announcing the 2017 Spirit of Youth Runners-Up!

February 16, 2017

Samir Akal – Anchorage Samir Akal came to Anchorage two years ago after leaving a refugee camp in Egypt. Going above and beyond what was required of him, Samir has achieved a high level of academic success. But his hard work has not stopped there. Living with diabetes himself, Samir hopes to help others combat […]

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