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Mt. Edgecumbe H.S. gets seat on UAS government

Sam Clark is a senior at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, and the first Edgecumbe student ever elected to the UAS Sitka student government. (Photo by Ed Ronco/KCAW)

For the first time ever, Mt. Edgecumbe High School will have a voice in student government at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Sam Clark is from Dillingham. He’s a senior at Edgecumbe, and he takes some classes at the UAS Sitka campus. At the beginning of the school year, he was elected vice president of the campus Student Government Association.

Government adviser April Susky says Edgecumbe students take classes at UAS Sitka, and deserve to be represented.

“They’re probably, of all the students, the most active and the most visible on this campus on a daily basis,” she said. “We have 100 or more students on an ongoing basis that are from MEHS. And I’m so excited, because Sam Clark is such a wonderful student. He’s just so happy to be part of this. I really see him going places in the future, politically. I really think he will.”

Clark says he’s honored to have been chosen.

“It’s kind of scary, but it’s fun at the same time,” he said. “I’m the first Mt. Edgecumbe High School student to be on it, and it’s a great position, especially for a high school student to be on. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to serving with it.”

He says one of his biggest goals will be to improve communication between UAS and Mt. Edgecumbe.



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