AFJROTC Leadership Camp

Each year, the Air Force JROTC program at Eagle River High School offers cadets a chance to attend a week long Leadership Camp near Gunsight Mountain, located about 8 miles south of Eureka.Lt. Col. (Ret) David Ennis and CMSgt. (Ret) Bill McNew along with the adult volunteer “Cadre” provide cadets training in first aid, orienteering, marksmanship, archery, rappelling, physical fitness, team building and leadership skills. Cadets leave Leadership Camp having been physically and mentally challenged.

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The State of Higher Education Part 2

Earning a high school diploma or GED is the first step in creating a solid foundation for the future. Finding a job that doesn’t require a diploma or GED is near impossible, and universities, colleges, and trade or vocational schools require one or the other to attend.What’s next?By the time young Alaskans graduate high school, they are ready for something different. Living under their parent’s roof has gone on long enough, and they are ready for a job, a car, and freedom to make their own decisions.

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The State of Higher Education

For the generations of Americans who entered the workforce after World War II, higher education was only a consideration if you could afford it.

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What Doesn’t Come Out of Those High School Lockers

Nicholls walked the halls with this reporter, he also kept a watch over the flurry of items going from lockers to a series of trash bins.

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Graduation Was His Second Life Miracle

When Shawn Stockwell crossed the stage at the Sullivan Arena last Tuesday night for the Eagle River High School graduation, the second biggest miracle in his life occurred. At least

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Grad Blast Still Needs Help

Yet, as Patty Ortiz-Perham, the 2017 Grad Blast committee chair, states, “we are still in need to make this event a success.”

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Adapted PE Program Ensures All Students Are Included

At the end of class, one of the participants in the adapted PE class hands Schultz a checklist include showing respect, following rules, and good attitude.

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Native Games

A sixth-grade student at Alpenglow Elementary School, Eisenmayer has competed in the Native Youth Olympics since first grade.

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Middle Schoolers Think of Others

“It is so refreshing to see these kids have a heart for someone else; a heart for something bigger than themselves and a vision of service to others”

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Youthful Thankfulness

The students in Deana Sandlin’s first-grade class at the Eagle River Christian Academy made “thankful turkeys” listing the things they are grateful for on the turkey’s feathers. God and family

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