Johnnie Avakumoff

December 31, 2016

Johnnie Avakumoff is an excellent role model for his peers. He works hard at school, holds a job at Sam’s club, and is a talented jewelry-maker. Johnnie also enjoys writing essays that he can share with his peers and community. He has written about the importance of staying away from drugs and alcohol, healthy relationships, his faith in […]

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Jason Riggs

December 28, 2016

Jason Riggs is an athlete competing for Lathrop in Wrestling, Cross Country, and Soccer. He is a vital member of the Lathrop Robotics Team. Jason has been an active leader and peer mentor in the youth group at First Presbyterian Church for 5 years. Jason is a hard worker, and always ready to step up.

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Chloe Kincaid

November 1, 2016

Chloe Kincaid has created a program called “Hooked on Books” to encourage reading among elementary school children. Each week, she goes into classrooms to read aloud from a new book with the goal of introducing students to new genres and styles. She then works with the class to brainstorm similar books, which the kids cans […]

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Summer Sagoonick

October 20, 2016

Summer Sagoonick is a highly involved member of her community. At the age of 10, she began volunteering to help teach at Vacation Bible School, and has traveled to several villages in the region to assist with this program. She also attended a Covenant Youth in Action training where she learned how to teach VBS […]

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Michael Reber

December 31, 2015

Michael spent approximately 500 hours volunteering with his church to replace an unsafe staircase. The new stairs provide safe access for community members who use the church’s resources.

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Alexander Reber

Alexander designed and constructed mini book distribution centers and installed them around his community in an effort to increase literacy among children and support the 90% by 2020 initiative. Because of his leadership his book centers have distributed more than 1,300 books to children in the Anchorage area.

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Ilia Fleener

As part of his Eagle Scout service project, Ilia designed and constructed a bike helmet station so that youth at his church could bike more safely. He collected donations of new helmets from the community and has helped make sure kids are safe while riding their bikes.

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Caleb Reed

November 20, 2015

Caleb is recovering from brain tumor surgery. Despite his medical struggles, he has put in more than 100 hours of community service and has been involved in band, choir, football, wrestling, and many other school activities.

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Fiona Barnard

October 19, 2015

Fiona is dedicated to helping others in her community. She is involved in activities at her church and is committed to helping her peers with any problems they may have.

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Rodney Guffey

September 15, 2015

Rodney has experienced personal hardships as a youth but he doesn’t let that get in the way of his being an active member of his community and church. In addition to volunteering through the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks he also spends his time helping organizations such as United Way, Santa’s Clearinghouse and the Food Bank of Alaska.

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Alleah Kozeroff

February 9, 2015

Alleah provides child care during evening services at her church where she loves reading to children of all ages. She also participates every year in Operation Christmas Child, which sends care packages to children all over the world.

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