Brianna Lundgren

December 31, 2015

Brianna is dedicated to educating her community about childhood cancer. In honor of her close friend who passed away she coordinated a fundraiser and collected more than $1,400 for the community.

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Hannah Mason

Hannah is a member of North Star Youth Court where she’s taken many cases and helped with fundraising. She trained for Conflict Resolutions and Alternatives to Violence – Alaska, which will help her serve as a youth court attorney and mediator.

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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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Alakanuk Youth Group

December 22, 2015

Alakanuk Youth Group provides community activities for children in an effort to reduce suicide and bullying. They promote healthy activities and are a support to youth in need.

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Tshanna Constantine

Tshanna is dedicated to helping children in her village through volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club. When the facility isn’t available she helps coordinate with the school for gym use time. She knows how to make the most out of limited resources when it comes to teaching and playing with children.

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Annie Connelly

December 18, 2015

This is the third year Annie has organized and implemented the Ski-for-Aid, a 5k race to honor her middle school teacher. All the proceeds from the race are donated to Brother Francis Shelter. She has worked with Olympians Holly Brooks and Kikkan Randall on the Fast and Female events, which encourages young girls to be athletic and healthy. […]

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Kiana LeBel Wood

December 16, 2015

Kiana is passionate about her community and caring for children. She volunteers with youth in her church and mentors foster children. Her family adopted two children from the Philippines in 2011 and she has been committed to their being healthy and loved.

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Jocelyn Waggoner

December 10, 2015

Jocelyn volunteers for Junior Nordic Ski Club where she helps elementary school students learn to ski. She also leads Socially Active Youth Vocalizing Empowerment, a group that helps young people be heard.

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Lacayah Engebertson

December 9, 2015

Lacayah is passionate about becoming an educator and has plans to help change the education system to benefit Alaska Native youth. When she was keynote speaker at the 2015 First Alaskans Elders and Youth Conference she spoke about how Native youth need to learn resilience. She shared that she has suffered during her short life, but faith and […]

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Alexandra Shannon

November 20, 2015

Alexandra is planning a project to educate others about children who have Dyslexia. She’s working on creating a film, survey and website so users may learn what it is like to live with this disability and teach those who are diagnosed so they can build relationships and promote growth for students.

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Collin Williams

November 11, 2015

Collin regularly volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Metlakatla and assists in special youth events. He helps provide a fun and safe environment for youth outside of school. He encourages and uplifts youth around him.

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Naomi Edenshaw

October 26, 2015

Naomi was president of Future Educators of Alaska and a youth tribal council member on St. Paul Island. She is currently a campus senator at University of Alaska Southeast.

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Jillian Bjornstad

October 14, 2015

Jillian is a lifeguard and lifeguard instructor in Sand Point. She assists elders with water aerobics classes and gives swim lessons to youth.

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Emily VanNortwick

September 16, 2015

Emily is an arachnophile. She has spent countless hours educating youth groups around Eagle River about her pet tarantulas. Her enthusiasm for spider and reptile zoology inspires young people to embrace learning and to be excited about science.

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Matthew Sihabouth

Matthew volunteers with Anchorage Youth Soccer Club where he assists the coaches and teaches younger children soccer skills.

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Krishna Nautiyal

September 15, 2015

Krishna is committed to improving his community. He volunteers at the Fairbanks After Hours Emergency Animal Clinic, is an assistant coach for a youth hockey program, a member of North Star Youth Court and he volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol. He is doing the most he can to make his home an amazing place […]

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Shelby Little

Shelby is a volunteer volleyball coach for Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska where she teaches self-confidence and teamwork skills. Her young athletes look to her as a role model and an inspiration.

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Kayla Drumm

Kayla has a passion for biological science. She has assisted in marine debris research projects, archaeological digs and fish habitat projects in the city of Yakutat. She has taken the lead on several youth science projects including researching the changes of Yakutat’s exposed sandy beaches. She also works with younger children in reading and math […]

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Katie White

September 14, 2015

Katie has spent four years raising money to donate school supplies to students in a rural town outside Nan, Thailand. With her hard work and coordination she was able to donate more than $1,000 worth of school supplies and treat the students to lunch when she visited there in March.

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THAT Team

March 5, 2015

THAT Team visits schools to promote robotics education. They hosted a “build-a-bot” workshop to show younger children how to build a robot and program it to perform tasks.

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