Lander, Wyo.— Emma Campbell, 18, of Eagle River, Alaska, recently completed a Fall Semester in the Rockies with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Field courses at NOLS take students of all ages on remote wilderness expeditions. Instructors teach students technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics.
ANCHORAGE– Tuesday, at the Drive for Perfect Attendance grand finale, five high school students were rewarded for having perfect attendance throughout the entire 2015-2016 school year. The five finalists each went home as winners, but it was Kendra Nethery, A junior at East High School, who drove off in a brand new Jeep Renegade from Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of South Anchorage. The remaining four finalists were each awarded 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles from GCI.
The Anchorage School Board named Dr. Deena Paramo as the next superintendent of the Anchorage School District. The school board will vote on a three-year contract for Dr. Paramo at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight.
“Dr. Paramo is an innovative and compassionate leader with a strong commitment to public education,” said Anchorage School Board President Kameron Perez-Verdia. “The board was particularly impressed by her energy, innovative ideas and student-focused thinking.”