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Dearest Alaska: Who Has Spirit?!

Stebbins cheerleaders show off stunts during practice.

For this month’s episode of Dearest Alaska, we’re getting a crash course in school spirit during practice for the Stebbins cheerleading team, coached by BSSD’s own Catera Gilmore.

We’ll learn the difference between chants, cheers, and routines, as well as hear about what leading school spirit means for these fourth-to-eighth graders at Tukurngailnguq School.

Dearest Alaska is an experimental audio project; the program will be available on this website and broadcast live on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month at 12noon and 5pm on KNOM (96.1 FM, 780 AM).

If you or someone you know would like to participate in an episode of Dearest Alaska, please contact KNOM at 907-443-5221 or dearest.alaska@knom.org.

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  1. Theresa W. Jack on January 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Hooray. S T E B B I N S
    What does that spell?

  2. Judy Anderson on January 6, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Yay!! I love seeing the Stebbins activities here!!

  3. Chris Weeks on January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for such a nice piece on our girls and delightful coach.
    Proud to be a Tukurngailnguq Grizzly!

    • Karen Trop on January 12, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thank you for the kind words, Chris!