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Chrissy Roes

Arts & Culture Director

Chrissy leads the arts side of our organization, and brings Unalaska's events to TV, Radio, web, and social media. Chrissy hails from Portland, OR where she worked primarily with puppets at a stop-motion animation studio. When she came to Unalaska in 2015, she was excited to re-join a world with real people and live-action.   In her time at Channel 8, she has increased distribution of Channel 8 productions by sharing much of our fantastic content on the web.

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The “Girls on the Run” 5K was held on Saturday, May 6th and started at Kelty field around 2pm. A total of eleven girls participated alongside many mentoring adults and other supporters.

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Despite the chilly 25-degree temperature, twenty-nine brave athletes ventured out to Front Beach on Sunday, February 19th for the 2017 Polar Bear Run.

Runners gathered promptly at 1:30pm on Front Beach Road, mostly forgoing traditional race warm-ups to stay warm indoors or in cars. 

Runners, trotters and walkers took off down Front Beach Road for about 1.6 miles before turning around at landfill to complete the 5K race. Waiting at the finish line were friendly faces from the PCR alongside our favorite Polar Bear mascot, Clarence.

This year, the National Geographic Geography Bee for Unalaska City School included competitors from 5th through 8th grade. Bruce Tan, Ian VanDeventer, Karina Villamor, Gannon McLaughlin, Bao Be, Katie Dirks, Torence Lee, Rodrey Sebastian, and Olivia Barnett represented their individual grade levels.

With the aid of teachers Amy Purevsuren and Shawna Rudio, the UCSD hosted the annual Poetry Out Loud competition on Monday, December 5th in the high school auditorium. There were 43 participants this year.

Established by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, this years competition was emceed by Mia Magalong. Magalong introduced the competition by summarizing the events overall purpose.

With the end of November comes the end of “Movember.” This year, five members of the Unalaska City School staff and supporters

brought back “The Aleutian Staches” team to participate in the worldwide fundraiser for men’s health issues. The men’s goal during the month was to keep their chins and cheeks clean while growing out their mustaches as a mark of solidarity.

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