Josephine “Josie” Herbert

June 11, 2023

Josie has been heavily involved in her community by volunteering for multiple fundraising efforts across Southcentral Alaska. Josie does not allow anything to hold her back, despite a traumatic start in life, and recently won the title of Miss Alaska High School. Josie wants to be a pillar of hope to girls who might feel alone […]

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Kaycie Nelson

February 27, 2023

Kaycie is a student from Metlakatla who excels in school and at the Metlakatla Boys and Girls Club teen events. She was recently accepted into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth class and looks forward to her goal of attending an Ivy League university.

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Huffman Science Club Leaders

December 31, 2022

Through a partnership with the Huffman Elementary PTO, three students, Mo Narus, Skylar Berg, and Grainne Rogacki, students at South High School, started a Science Club for students at their former elementary school. They wanted to inspire young students to love science as much as they do, and provided all of the planning and supplies for […]

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Carter Uttecht

December 30, 2022

Carter took initiative to complete the necessary training to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the city of King Cove’s EMS system, no small feat considering King Cove is a community located 625 miles from the “big city” of Anchorage.

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Darcy Misel

Darcy leads through teaching new Mock Trial students the processes of how American legal systems work, and has encouraged freshmen and other students to join the team this year. Darcy’s vision is to improve the West Valley Mock Trial team, and in the process help advocate for students’ rights through teaching her peers important skills […]

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Reed Davidson

Reed Davidson exemplifies what it means to be a role model and humanitarian for others in the community. Dedicated to helping others achieve success, Reed volunteers her time and expertise as Girdwood School’s assistant middle school debate coach, and statewide tournament judge.

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Dylan Soberay

Dylan is a student aide in a special education classroom at West High School. His role in this classroom include supporting the teacher, one-on-one tutoring (especially in math), mentoring, socializing, and being an exceptional role model for students who often do not feel included.

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Kaela Woods

Skyview Middle School student Kaela is a volunteer at Boys and Girls Club, working hard to ensure the younger members have the tools they need to have a great day.

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Leena Edais

December 27, 2022

Leena has been a dauntless advocate for tobacco prevention activities among her peers. She co-wrote a prerecorded video/slide presentation about the negative health effects and danger of nicotine addiction, that was shown to hundreds of other students in the Northwest Arctic Borough School District via video chat. She is presently planning the Youth Encouraging Alaskans […]

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Savannah Hawkins

December 18, 2022

Savannah is a volunteer/junior staff member at Kasilof Boys and Girls Club. Says her nominator:  “We became so impressed with her willingness to volunteer and help make sure our kids have the success they need to have a great day.”

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Carrissa Heitstuman

Carrissa is an integral part of the Kasilof Boys and Girls Club, assisting staff with activities and ensuring younger members have positive guidance for their time spent at the club.

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Cassidy Kruse

December 17, 2022

Cassidy is a member of the youth volunteer team at Kasilof Boys and Girls Club, providing assistance with activities, and acting as a role model for younger club members.

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Chloe Jacko

Chloe is a valued staff member of the Kasilof Boys and Girls Club, where she assists with activities and acts as a role model to younger members. Says her nominator, “Kids look up to and respect her.”

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Jaeden Binion

Jaeden is an incredible leader and is passionate about spreading the message of inclusion. He is a Special Olympics Alaska athlete and is one of two Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors representing Alaska. Jaeden takes seriously his role as an inspirational advocate for those with intellectual disabilities.

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Kailene Vea-Spencer

December 14, 2022

Kailene serves on the Anchorage Youth Court with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. She also stepped up to participate in the Pacific Community of Alaska’s “Bridging the Gaps” project, to bring awareness of unique mental health and identity struggles faced by Alaska’s Pacific Islander community.

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Hannah Lewellyn

December 12, 2022

“Making the impossible, possible” is Hannah’s personal motto, and everything she does comes from this tremendous work ethic. Hannah participates in Lego Challenge events, developing robotic figures that challenge students’ abilities in technology and science. She has assisted younger students with the skills of coding and problem-solving, helping them to develop into worthy members of […]

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Sean Middleton

Sean works hard to improve the community by being a great student, a wonderful teammate, and a great friend to others. He encourages everyone to work hard, and cheers for not only his team, but also for those friends on rival teams. Sean encourages everyone (including adults) to work hard. He is so gregorious and […]

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Abigail Pruitt

December 8, 2022

Abigail creates an inclusive, welcoming environment for all students at Next Step Dance Kodiak studio as a teacher. She also volunteers at Kodiak High School’s Food Pantry project, working to help alleviate food insecurity among Kodiak youth.

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Jeffrey Martin, Jr.

Jeff overcame personal obstacles to become a peer mentor and role model at the Fairbanks Boys and Girls Club. His nominators say “In the face of adversity, Jeff has consistently persevered and channeled the challenges he has faced to work in his favor.”

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Aaron Harkley

Aaron is an intuitive, natural leader as a longtime member of the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club, working to set up activities and events for younger members. A gifted student of music and video production, Aaron is a valued member of his high school and neighborhood community.

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