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Chrissy Roes

Arts & Culture Director

Chrissy moved to Unalaska in 2015 and leads the arts side of our organization. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the community and sharing local events withit those near and far via TV, Radio, web, and social media. 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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Tarmac Meet & Greet For Saab 2000

May 7, 2016
Chrissy Roes

Friday was a day of speeches, fanfare and cockpit tours at the Dutch Harbor Airport. Peninsula Aiways – or PenAir – flew in its new Saab 2000 plane for a tarmac meet-and-greet with the community. At last a bigger, faster plane will be running daily flights to the island halfway through the Aleutian chain.

Unalaska City School 6th grade teachers Amber wood and Finn Palmer hosted a “living wax museum" displaying students at statues outside of the 6th grade classrooms last Wednesday.

This was a special biographical project in which each student was asked to choose one historical figure that they’d like to represent in the form of a “living wax statute.”  The students invited friends and family to come see the exhibit, but had to remain still until a guest pressed a hand-made button that launched the statues into a monologue about his or her life.

Unalaska City School students have been participating in a number of extra-curricular competitions off-island in recent weeks. The Raiders headed to Anchorage to compete at events hosted by Skills USA, the Business Professionals of America and the Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. 

Against stiff competition, UCS junior Trey Henning brought home first place in Cabinet Making at the Skills USA event. 

"Last year there were only five people in the cabinet making category, and this year there were eleven, so there was a bit more competition this year," Henning said. 

The PCR held an archery camp over the UCSD Spring break on March 7th through March 11th. Students in fourth grade through twelfth grade were invited to participate and the camp ended with a tournament on Friday from noon to 3pm.

Several friends and families of the archers sat patiently in the PCR gym bleachers to watch the tournament. 

Participants were divided into two categories: the "Katniss" division for intermediate archers and the "Robin Hood" division for more advanced archers.

Last Saturday around 1 pm, the Unalaska Public Library hosted an event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The celebration commenced with Librarian Karen Kresh playing an audio book version of Green Eggs and Ham while kids in kindergarten through 4th grade sat with rapt attention. 

Following the reading, Carlos Tayag and a few members of the Unalaska Drama Club preformed a theatrical version of The Lorax while Karen Kresh narrated. The event ended with a simple craft and Dr. Seuss themed snacks.