Through your support, a recent episode of KNOM’s Story49 featured a young man from Unalakleet, Alaska, whose training in Alaska Native Youth Olympic games helped turn him into a competitor on the nationally-televised show “American Ninja Warrior.”
Nick Hanson and Rosemary Berg are used to competing. But the story they tell at home is one of inclusivity and connection.
The Unalakleet Fab Lab allows students to work with vinyl cutters, laser engravers, and 3D printers. In Reid Tulloch’s second Fab Lab class of the day, one of the senior students, Genesis Blatchford is working on creating a 3D box using an instructional packet and a computer program.
Hanson completed the qualifying obstacle course in 4:44 for a 13th-place finish. Now he’ll compete for a spot in the National Finals.
The weeklong international tournament ended Friday in Nuuk, Greenland. On the final day of competition, athletes from Nome and Unalakleet earned six medals.
After three days of competition in Nuuk, Greenland, Team Alaska leads all nine national teams with 108 medals.
Dividends, board elections, and “Young Providers” awards are on the schedule for BSNC’s annual meeting, set for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Nome’s Mini Convention Center.
Western Alaska athletes had top finishes in kneel jump, toe kick, one-foot high kick, Indian stick pull, and seal hop.
In Monday’s news: Regional tribal government asks Governor Sean Parnell for clemency for 40 fishermen cited last month for fishing during emergency closure of Kuskokwim River;…