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Peratrovich inspires student to fight discrimination

Linda Schumann

I’m Linda Schumann, and I’m a senior at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. I’m from Fairbanks, Alaska, and I’ll be playing the role of Elizabeth Peratrovich this year, during the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day skit over at ANB Hall.

This will be my second time playing Elizabeth. The student council at MEHS is usually asked to do the skit, so we have done it the past couple years.

I think the community definitely appreciates the student council doing this because it’s a fun and interesting way to remember and appreciate all the civil rights work that Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich did for Alaska.

Elizabeth Peratrovich inspires me to take the next step in stopping discrimination. I’m also a straight ally for our Gay Straight Alliance club at Mt. Edgecumbe. I advocate for non-discrimination among our students regarding sexual preference.

I’m Linda Schumann and this is my opinion.

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