Robotics: Team Builds Success on Collaboration, Hard Work, and Complex Coding

Some high schoolers enjoy sports. Some enjoy creative pastimes like sketching, writing, or photography. Others are passionate about designing and building robots that can solve world problems. The students of Eagle River High School’s (ERHS) robotics program fall into the latter category, and they love what they do. Since the program’s start in 2011, ERHS’s robotics teams have won 11 tournaments, 20 team awards, and qualified for the Worlds Championships multiple times in Tech Challenge. In 2013, a team from ERHS won the Inspire Team Award, an award recognizing a team exemplifying the program’s values.

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Lady Wolves Host 2017 Pink Night

Eagle River High School’s (ERHS) volleyball teams donned pink like many teams on October 10th to raise awareness for breast cancer. However, the Lady Wolves decided to do something unique; they raised money from bake sales and at home games throughout October to give directly to someone in Eagle River fighting breast cancer. Since its inception in 2005, this program has raised money for members of Eagle River who are battling breast cancer. Recipients can use the money for any need they have, whether that be for offsetting medical costs, paying regular bills, or buying groceries.

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ERHS Volleyball Scores Pink in October

High School sports in the Anchorage School District support a variety of charities. This October, our volleyball players show off their charitable spirit. If you walk into any high school gym this month you may be blinded by girls “digging pink” as part of their effort to bring awareness to breast cancer.

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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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