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Caught Doing Something Good

Caught Doing Something Good: Tory Sagoonick of Shaktoolik

  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…

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Caught Doing Something Good: James Olanna of Brevig Mission

In Brevig Mission, a recent high school graduate has taken the transition out of school and into the community in stride. Since receiving his diploma, James Olanna has been hired by the school as a para-educator and spends much of his free time coaching basketball and organizing community events in an effort to give incentive for…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Ida Kava of Savoonga

In this episode of Caught Doing Something Good we hear from Ida Kava, a seventeen-year-old living in Savoonga. This standout student was nominated by one of her teachers for a Spirit of Youth Award. Ida’s achievements go well beyond the classroom. A youth leader in her community, Ida strives on a daily basis to bridge the gap between…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Helena Oxereok of Wales

This month, we travel to the western edge of the Seward Peninsula to the village of Wales, where 19-year-old Helena Oxereokshares her story. Helena is a single mom working to finish high school and to raise her son at the same time. In between caring for her child and finishing her final classes, Helena works at…

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