Robin Hopper, a music teacher at Homestead Elementary, has been named one of 217 quarterfinalists for a Grammy Music Educator Award, the Foundation announced in May. “This came out of the blue for me,” Hopper said during an interview with the Star last month.
Being in the running for a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences northwest chapter award was the highlight of filmmaker Kyle Aramburo’s career. “I was super excited just to be nominated,” the 1999 Chugiak High graduate said. That moment was quickly superseded when Aramburo won a directing Emmy for “Ketchikan: Our Native Legacy.”
Actor Erik Estrada and the Blue Knights of Alaska are once again teaming up to help raise money for Dare to Care, a Chugiak-based nonprofit that helps feed lunch to school-age children. The 2013 Ride to End Childhood Hunger will take motorcyclists from Anchorage to Wasilla on Saturday, June 29.