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Caught Doing Something Good: Tory Sagoonick of Shaktoolik

Tory Sagoonick of Shaktoolik, Alaska - the featured youth for the June 2012 episode of Caught Doing Something Good.


For the first time since CDSG began, we’ve caught a student from Shaktoolik doing something good.

Tory Sagoonick graduated last month from Shaktoolik School and will venture off to UAF this fall in hopes of beginning his quest to become a pilot.  Throughout his time in high school, Tory kept busy by helping out with everything from tutoring other students to assisting with construction projects around the building.

Tory’s involvement stretched beyond even his local community; he remained involved with sports all year round in an effort to stay connected with the entire region. A sports fanatic, Tory kept himself busy throughout the dark winter days with cross country, volleyball, basketball, and Native Youth Olympics.

In this episode, Tory also discusses the three years of his life that he spent living in Kotzebue and reveals the reasons behind his return to Shaktoolik.