Spirit of Youth award-winners: Radioheads rule!
Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s Radio Club has been named one of this year’s Spirit of Youth award winners. The Anchorage-based organization annually recognizes about twenty youth age 12-19 for improving the quality of life in their communities or solving social problems. Spirit of Youth had this to say about the Radio Club: “Mt. Edgecumbe Radio Club hosts a youth-led, hour-long monthly radio show on the local public radio station. The show connects the Sitka community to the student community, breaking down youth stereotypes.” You can hear the club at a new time beginning this weekend, 4PM on the Sunday Potluck. The club takes the slot every-other-Sunday, and offers a mixture of commentary, and live and recorded music.
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more
Ellen Ruhle is a two-time cancer survivor and event chair for the 3rd Annual Relay for Life (8PM Sat June 20 - 4 PM Sun June 21, Lower Moller Field). Teams of up to 12 people keep a runner/walker on the track for the entire duration of the event, which honors cancer patients and caregivers. Participants can register online, or sign up at this spring's "Sitka Sue Walk" (8:30 AM Sat Apr 25, Rocky Gutierrez Airport). With American Cancer Society staff partners Tristan Walsh and Courtney Van Ord. Downloadable audio. more