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Caught Doing Something Good: Nellie Okpowruk of Shishmaref

On this episode of Caught Doing Something Good, we head back to the community of Shishmaref to speak with freshman, Nellie Okpowruk.

The format of this episode is different than the first seven episodes of the series. We sit down in an interview style format with this 15-year-old to discuss some of the ways she has stayed involved in her school and community. Nellie discusses the leadership role she had to step into in order to help make an event being held at Shishmaref School a success and talks about her future plans. Where does Nellie see herself in 10 years? How does she see herself getting there? These questions are answered in this episode. Also, Nellie discusses her role model, and the connection she feels to her deceased grandmother who still influences her today.

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