WINNERS OF THE AEF RAFFLE ANNOUNCED!

Thank you all for supporting Arctic Education Foundation! Here are the winners for our raffle!

  • Grand Prize winner: Amanda Sialofi
  • 2nd Prize: (2 RT on AK Air, excluding Cuba): Bernadette Fischer
  • 3rd Prize (1 RT on Ravn, NS only): Michelle Pearl Kaleak
  • 4th Prize (2 night stay at TOWH): Tara Sweeney
  • 5th Prize ($500 AC gift card): Jadyn Edwardsen-Harrington

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2017 Anaġi Leadership Award

Tennessee Judkins is the daughter of James Judkins and Teresa Judkins; her grandparents are Harry Brower, Sr. and Annie Hopson Brower.

Tennessee most recently graduated from Alaska Pacific University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Alaska Native Governance and even more recently became a graduate student at the University of Alaska Southeast in the Master’s of Arts Teaching program.

Tennessee is currently an employee at the North Slope Borough School District in the Iñupiaq Education department. She recently entered the graduate program at UAS with the end goal to become a certified teacher on the North Slope so that she could teach Social Studies, and more specifically North Slope History and North Slope Government.

2017 Ivalu Leadership Award

Angel Telfair is the daughter of Ernie and Marie Stackhouse; her grandparents are Mike and Martha Stackhouse, and Leonard and Rita Felder.

Angel graduated from Barrow High School in May 2016. Throughout her high school career, she devoted herself to academics and was a member of the honor roll all four years. Angel participated in several activities such as GeoFORCE, was a part of the student council and captain of our very own Lady Whalers basketball team.

In July of 2017, she won Miss Top of the World here in Utqiaġvik.

Angel is attending college at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. She plans to continue studying social work and to obtain her bachelor’s degree. “After I graduate I plan to return to Barrow to work as a counselor. My ultimate goal is to be able to give back to a community that has given me so much. This scholarship is such a blessing,” she says.

Anagi Leadership Award

This award was created to acknowledge the leadership of retired Arctic Slope Regional Corporation President & CEO, Jacob Anaġi Adams. Throughout his career, Anaġi dedicated his efforts towards improving the lives of ASRC shareholders, Arctic Slope residents and all Alaskans.

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Ivalu Scholarship Award

The Ivalu Scholarship was created to honor eligible applicants who are making noteworthy and influential contributions to their community through their community cultural service commitment of their personal time to projects and activities which strongly incorporate the Inupiaq values.

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MacLean House

The Eileen Panigeo MacLean House was established to provide Alaska Native and other students from rural Alaska with a safe, inviting and supportive group home environment. MacLean house offers students the opportunity to live in a small community with a cultural focus, allowing them to make the transition to an academic and urban environment in a manner that supports their academic efforts and eases separation from home and family.

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