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Brian Conwell is greeted like rock star when he steps up to the microphone, surrounded by cheering teenagers from across Alaska. But he doesn’t burst into song.

“I’m Brian Conwell, and I’m a RAHI reject,” he tells the crowd.

When Conwell applied to the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) last spring, he was wait-listed. But after a last-minute invitation and six weeks of grueling college courses, Conwell has found himself headlining graduation as the valedictorian.

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Before school let out for the summer, Unalaska students had one final task: releasing hundreds of salmon fry into Iliuliuk Creek. A small army of elementary students crested the riverbank, clutching styrofoam cups.

“No running! We don’t want the fish to fall out of the cups,” one teacher warned, as kids made their way down to the water.

   

The students leaned in close, tipped their cups, and poured tiny streams of coho into the creek.

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When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Jeff Dickrell. He's retiring after 27 years as the high school social studies teacher.

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When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Mandy Andersen, a first grade teacher at Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux.

She has taught at the Unalaska City School District for the last eight years.

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Laura Kraegel/KUCB

When school lets out Thursday, Unalaska students will say goodbye to a handful of longtime teachers and administrators.

That includes Eric Andersen, principal of Eagle’s View Elementary Achigaalux.

He arrived in Unalaska almost 18 years ago for his first teaching job.

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