Ben Kolendo

Ben is the Student Advisory Representative on the Mat-Su Borough School District school board in Wasilla. He’s an advocate for youth in his home community and in the state of Alaska.  He looks for the good in people, the science in issues facing young people in Alaska and manages his workload with level-headedness and modesty. He also recently started a podcast called “Real Talk with Real Youth” that aims to host thoughtful conversations about the pandemic.

  • Home Town Wasilla
  • School District Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Award Category Role Model