Community: ECHO News and our Student Journalism Program

The residents of Chugiak-Eagle River don’t just share a proverbial zip code. We share a feeling of fellowship with others, we share common attitudes, interests, and goals. One of those commonalities is our kids. Our community rallies behind our schools, sports, and programs to make sure our kids are provided with educational and experiential opportunities - often beyond what their classrooms can provide.

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Eagle River Girls Loss at Bartlett Still a Victory

You can’t always see a victory on the scoreboard. This spirit and attitude was exemplified when the Eagle River Wolves played the Bartlett Golden Bears in girls flag football on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Bartlett. After the game, team captain Corey Frazier, who scored both of the Wolves touchdowns said, “Our goal for this game was to score a touchdown, and we got two! It’s really a big thing.” A victory.

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From the Garden: Kale: The Gateway Vegetable

When introducing kids to the idea of eating fresh vegetables and edible flowers, I often hear, “I do not like vegetables.” It’s always amazing to me when I ask them to try a piece of, “Fresh broccoli, right from the stalk,” to then have them declare that they now LOVE broccoli! Kale gets a bad rap. Just today, I introduced a new group of students to the Optional garden. I innocently offer the unidentified vegetable to trusting children. “Did you like it?” Most declare they liked it and are shocked to hear they just ate kale - and enjoyed it!

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Chugiak Girls Win A Close Game At East

The few Chugiak fans that made the trip to East High School football stadium to watch the girls flag football game were treated to a real nail biter. It appeared as though “Murphy” was pacing on the Chugiak sideline for almost the entire game as whatever could go wrong, did go wrong for the Mustangs much of the game. In fact, it began before the game even started. During warm-up drills, Mariah Perish stepped on a teammates foot which rolled her ankle. She was attended to by medics and she watched the game in a soft cast and a bag of ice.

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Chugiak Students Show Off Their Muscles

As spectators were arriving at the Steven Primis Auditorium for the CHS Bodybuilding competition, the backstage was buzzing with student athletes.

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