At the Pacific High graduation last Thursday (05-21-15), five students donned robes for a ceremony at Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. It was a full house as the all-Native Alaskan class took the stage.
Sitka Community Theater brought new life to a nearly 100-year-old play in their spring performance (Friday, 3-27-15 to Sunday, 3-29-15), The Flattering Word.
Taking pen and ink to paper, artist Norm Campbell brings Alaska's natural world to life. Campbell recently completed a two week class at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School on the art of "invented landscapes." His class is a part of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp's "Artists in the Schools" residencies.
As part of Discover Your Potential Week at Blatchley Middle School in Sitka, twenty girls joined seventh-grade science teacher Bridgette Whitcomb (aka "The Filthy Oar") and other members of the Sitka Sound Slayers to learn about the sport of flat-track Roller Derby.
The Blue Lake Dam site reopened to public access over the weekend (2-14-15), but there isn't much to see. Almost all of the additional 83-feet of dam height is underwater, thanks to an exceptionally wet winter.
In a prelude to regional tournament action next month, the Petersburg Vikings dominated Sitka on Friday 48-33 in boy's basketball. The Wolves were missing several starters, but Petersburg's well-coordinated defense would be tough under any circumstances.
Sitka High juniors Kristine Banh (standing) and Debbie Yearwood perform a piece called Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts,
from the television series Community,
during the Sitka Drama, Debate, and Forensics Team's Performance Showcase Friday (2-13-15).
Last Thursday (2-5-15), staff of the Kettleson Memorial Library transformed the Stratton location into the Hogwarts castle, complete with floating candlesticks, owls, and of course, a competition for the House Cup. The publisher Bloomsbury Children's Books declared February 5th the first "Harry Potter Book Night," an annual event to celebrate the series.
This past Saturday (2-7-15), below freezing temperatures gave ice skaters a solid surface for gliding. Swan Lake turned into a weekend skating rink, as passerby with skates and sneakers alike stepped on to the ice. Photo by Mike Hicks.
This past weekend (Feb. 5, 2015 - Feb. 7, 2015 ), the sounds of brass instruments and scat vocals filled the hallways and concert venues of Sitka.