Colvin Moore

December 16, 2019

Colvin was a member of our local Boys & Girls Club from ages 9-14. At age 12 he began volunteering as a cook’s assistant. At age 14 he was hired as a Junior Staff. He is responsible for designing and executing programs (craft, gym, homework) for kids in Kindergarten and 1st grade. He works 20 […]

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Garrett Graham

Garrett has demonstrated courage, resilience, and fortitude as he faces challenging personal difficulties. In June of 2018, he formed a team called “Garrett’s Got Guts” which participated in the Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis fundraising event. He has taken action to educate himself, his classmates, and his community members about genetic disorders with both […]

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Candace Carpenter

Candace planned service projects to revamp the playground area. She made it look better, but her main focus was on safety. The entire community was very grateful for her efforts. She volunteers at the community hall every night to support everyone with pool, ping-pong, mini-basketball, foosball, and  make it a safe place to socialize.

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Elora Reichert

Elora is changing peoples’ lives and shaping the kind of community we all live in. In order to alleviate isolation among senior citizens she created a traveling petting zoo at a senior living home in her community. Elora has also gathered a significant amount of supplies for the local food bank as well as built […]

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Blaine McElligott

December 10, 2019

Blaine McElligott worked with staff at Catholic Social Services and Clare House to create, install, and fill a lending library at Clare House. Blaine also volunteers regularly at St. Francis Food Pantry, often bringing peers and friends with him.

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Jessica Yang

Jessica Yang serves as a youth influencer on a national learning network project of Alaska Community Mental Healthy Services, Alaska Seeds of Change, Alaska Youth Advocates as they work to develop services for youth that are easily accessible and lead to positive outcomes. She is also a part of Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling (MHATS), […]

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Zoe Kaplan

Zoe Kaplan is part of Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling (MHATS), an organization that aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness and open conversations about mental health through storytelling. MHATS is advocating for state legislation that would require mental health education in schools. Zoe uses her personal struggle with physical illness and depression to […]

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Jayshawn Hudson

For the past two years, Jayshawn Hudson has been actively involved in Link Crew, a program at Bartlett High School that partners upperclassmen with incoming freshmen. As a crew mentor, Jayshawn maintains personal mentoring relationships with the members of his crew. He is a patient teacher and is always focused on supporting student growth.

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Benjamin Kolendo

December 6, 2019

Ben is co-leading a coin drive to raise money that will go to support both the animal shelter and children with cancer in our community. He also helped to present and lead a drive to collect feminine hygiene products for the school district.

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Katherine Scoggin

December 5, 2019

Katie is involved in a variety of volunteer opportunities. She volunteers as a math tutor twice a week. She founded and is a co-teacher for an after school guitar club once a week.  She is also active in her schools Volunteer Club which has worked with Mobile Medics, The Salvation Army, and the Food Bank […]

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Grace Hopkins

December 4, 2019

Grace raises hundreds annually for The Door Youth Shelter fundraiser “One Homeless Night” where she builds a box city and spends the night outside. She is her school’s co-anchor for the Hawk Hit News and is highly involved in the Arts Audiovisual program. She won the state National History Day competition for her research on […]

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Joachim Labrecque

When anyone needs help at his school, Joachim is the first student for the job. He lends a helping hand on a daily basis to his classroom peers and to the younger members of his student body. Beyond the classroom and the school property, he is readily available and interested in helping those in our […]

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Alexandra Prag

Ali moved from out of state and quietly joined the student body and has done a remarkable job fitting in, like she was here from the start. Ali has moved frequently because she comes from a Navy family. She has become a role model and leader for the student body. Ali is one of the […]

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West Valley High School: Sources of Strength

December 2, 2019

West Valley High Sources of Strength students made an informative presentation about the importance of being professional and positive on social media platforms in order to make our community stronger. The concept is for students and people from around Alaska to join in a campaign to create a more positive climate. The students also emphasize […]

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Aura Hutchens

November 21, 2019

Aura has always had a passion for plants, animals, and living things. She discovered a neglected fish tank in one of her high school classrooms, and jumped into action to took charge of the tank herself. When Aura finds an animal in need, she not only has the desire to help it, but she also […]

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Kevin Grimes

Kevin is a strong member of Facing Foster Care in Alaska. He mentors youth from all ages ranging from 13-25. Kevin fights hard to help foster youth around Alaska. While he is only 18, he has worked with political members like City Mayor Jim Matherly, Vice-Chancellor Keith Champagne, Former Governor Bill Walker, and others to […]

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Dakoma Epperly-May

November 18, 2019

Dakoma Epperly-May is the current Alaska State Fair Teen. Dakoma is the youth chair on youth coalition for Healthy Voices Healthy Choices. Dakoma volunteers with the Salvation Army and has helped with Operation Santa for the last 3 years by wrapping gifts, stuffing backpack with snacks, bathroom supplies, packing boxes and getting them ready for […]

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Anna DeVolld

Anna has developed a program called Promote Our Pollinators. This insightful, ambitious project strives to educate the public about the importance of pollinators and to provide easy to implement ways to support these essential creatures. Anna is educating hundreds of students, seniors, and business and community members about the importance of pollinators.

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Ashley Caroline Perry

November 4, 2019

Despite being born with a rare genetic disorder Ashley thrives on finding ways to give back. She started the Blessing Box program with the Anchorage School District. She was invited by the Superintendent to speak to all the principals in the district, the Mayor of Anchorage and the Governor to get her program going.

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Trevor Edwards

October 23, 2019

Trevor works to promote Native values. He has been very active in Native Youth Olympics. In addition to participating on the school team he is always recruiting others and teaching them the skills needed. He was a student-leader at the recent Elders and Youth Conference and presented an NYO workshop to demonstrate the history of […]

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