The seventy-three members of the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Class of 2021 were graduated in ceremonies on campus the morning of Thursday, May 6. Although not the usual standing-room only crowd, Thursday's event brought many families into Sitka, with students hailing from far-flung communities like St. Paul Island and Alakanuk.
An annual tradition in Sitka, the Blessing of the Pets took place Thursday afternoon, October 8, on the lawn of the Sitka Pioneer Home. The Rev. Julie Platson of St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church officiated, and offered individual blessings for the two-dozen animals who attended, accompanied by their two-legged friends.