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Talk of the Town

The community of Unalaska is a busy place to live.  Our community calendar is full of events and activities.  Talk of the Town is your source for coverage of community events and sports.  KUCB staff writes many of the stories, but we also accept contributions from community members for this section of our website.  Talk of the Town stories are often used on Flash! Unalaska, our weekly television show.  If you'd like to submit a story to Talk of the Town, contact Chrissy.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Dear Valued Community Members and Partners,

As you are aware, with the generous sponsorship of UniSea, Westward, and Alyeska, Iliuliuk Family & Health Services, Inc. (IFHS) has offered a community barbecue on Memorial Day for many years.  We find ourselves in a position to re-evaluate this event and have decided not to host it this year.  Our hope is that another organization will offer a meal and gathering opportunity on that day.

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.

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.

Courtesy / USFWS

Each year the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge produces a migratory bird calendar featuring artwork and literature created by students from within the refuge. This year, students from Unalaska will be prominently featured, with seven total pieces of artwork and literature. There will also be twelve pieces of artwork being featured in the Capitol building this April for the refuge’s display.

Rylee Lekanoff, 5th Grade,Sophia Usi, 5th Grade, and Abigail Go, 8th Grade, will be featured for their literature.

Jeff Dickrell / UCSD

Last weekend, nineteen students from Unalaska City High School traveled to Anchorage to compete in the Russian, Spanish, and German Language competitions. Mrs. Galena Roraback, the school’s foreign language teacher, accompanied the students along with two other advisors. Mrs. Roraback has worked hard all year to teach and prepare the students, and is glad that students are able to finally show their knowledge of their respective languages.

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