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News from the Unalaska City School District.

The Great Garbage Patch Disaster

May 26, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the words The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?  Maybe a big dump yard in the middle of nowhere, or littering on the roadsides. When I first heard of this in 2008, I didn't think much of it because I had lived in Colorado where we don't have beaches. The closest thing to a beach that we had was the wave pool at Water World. The Great Pacific garbage patch is a enormous island of complete trash, mostly made up of plastic floating around the oceans of the world leaving behind little fragments of the garbage that got blown off.

Amber Hanson / UCSD

The Unalaska City High School Native Youth Olympics (NYO) Team capped off an excellent season by being honored by the City Council during Tuesday’s meeting.

The NYO season started back in March with over 30 high schoolers joining the team. Athletes have a choice of ten different events. Although NYO is an individual sport in many ways, passing your skills down to younger or less experienced NYO athletes and helping your teammates is very important.

Genee Shaishnikoff

The Unalaska Raiders are headed to state.  The boys’ basketball team qualified for the state tournament last weekend, winning all three of their regional games.

The girls' team narrowly missed a state berth. They won their first game against Dillingham 40-43, and went on to play Bristol Bay.  Bristol Bay outscored the Raiders 53-28.  The girls made a second bid for the State Tournament on Saturday, when they faced Dillingham for a second time.  They lost the second seed spot to Dillingham by just four points.  Alleri Tungul and Kayla Villamor made the All Tournament team.

Raider Reflections: Should We Allow It?

Mar 13, 2017

In Alaska, one of our main incomes is from fishing. Bristol Bay is the largest spawning sight in Alaska for wild sockeye salmon. Many commercial fishermen, seafood processors, locals, etc. harvest the sockeye salmon runs each year.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helps make rules and restrictions to protect important sights like Bristol Bay from further development that may hurt the environment.Over a decade ago, Pebble Mine, a mineral exploration project, wanted to look for ore in Bristol Bay near Lake Iliamna and Lake Clark.

Last Tuesday after school, science fair participants from grades 7-12 gathered in the high school gymnasium for the UCSD Science Fair. For most students, it has been the culmination of months of work on their project. Parents, teachers, staff, and community members were invited to observe the hard work of these young scientists.

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