Polaris parent, Sveltana Buton, graciously thanked the school board members who have attended several of our recent events.
Student Op Group Vice President, Max Erickson, shared information about our Spring Intensives and invited board members to come see the amazing things happening in our building.
Thank you, Svetlana and Max, for being such a positive and welcoming voice for our school.
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KPB Architects held a unique design scholarship competition for Anchorage high school students. Nineteen student teams - two from Polaris - with the support of mentors from the local arts community, created intricately crafted garments out of recycled paper and competed for $9,000 in scholarships. The garments were on display throughout the event and a panel of judges selected the top three pieces.
Polarian Sofia Astaburuaga co-led this year's Anchorage chapter of the Alaska Youth Environmental Action. Every two years the group chooses a new issue to research and support. This cycle the issue is climate change. They recently shared and lobbied in Juneau with both the legislature and the governor. These students are very committed to their campaigns.
Sofia was also chosen to be part of one of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) regional crews. Hers in particular will dedicate one month beautifying and preserving the Kenai Fjords & Exit Glacier this summer. She spend this past weekend learning and getting trained to accomplish her leadership position. She not only is aware of the laws and the political system to promote a healthier climate environment for Alaska: she is fully hands on!
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