Author Archives: Emily Files

Childcare shortage in Ketchikan prompts meeting

Jessica Mills Clark of the Association for Education of Young Children discusses the severe shortage of childcare options for children under 5. There will be a meeting to brainstorm solutions to the problem at Community Connections Thursday, May 29 from … more

Shipyard program sets student on career path

Kaila Del Rosario, 17, is one of three high school students participating in a new job training program at Vigor shipyard.

There have been some young faces in recent weeks at the Ketchikan shipyard. This spring, Vigor Industrial started a new job training course for high schoolers. more

Kayhi imitates reality TV in student sing-off

All of the students sang together in one of the final performances.

This was the moment so many of these aspiring young singers have been waiting for: the chance to compete on a reality TV singing contest. more

Goods news on school district budget, bad news on wellness grant

The Obesity Prevention Grant, which focuses on student wellness, will probably not be funded next year.

The Ketchikan School Board quickly approved grant applications and teacher contracts at its meeting Wednesday night. There was good news on the budget, but bad news about a wellness grant. more

Girls on the Run empowers Ketchikan girls

Chad Lawler, a Girls on the Run coach, with Jasmine Stevens and Jaat Haana Timmerman.

On Monday evening, about 60 pre-teen girls ran a 5K around Ward Lake with parents, teachers and coaches. It was the finale of the Girls on the Run program, which uses running and mentorship to build self confidence in young girls. more

School Board to talk funding and grants

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School Board will discuss a range of funding issues at Wednesday’s school board meeting. more

Coaching Ketchikan high school boys into men

Kayhi Boys Soccer coach Scott Brandt-Erichsen has implemented the Coaching Boys into Men program for two years.

Three Ketchikan High School boys’ sports teams incorporate lessons about respect and violence prevention into their practices. It’s part of a program called Coaching Boys into Men. more

Ketchikan student wins full-ride Gates Scholarship

Martina May Brown won the Gates scholarship, which pays for up to 10 years of higher education.

For the first time in at least ten years, a Ketchikan high school student has won the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. The scholarship pays full tuition for up to ten years of higher education. more

Two Ketchikan students to intern for Sen. Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski in February. (Credit: KTOO)

Twenty about-to-graduate Alaska high school students will be interning for US Senator Lisa Murkowski this summer. Two of the students, Austin Ramsay and Samuel Ortiz, are from Ketchikan. more

POW Health Network wins statewide award

Stacey Mank, Colleen Watson, Kara McCoy

The Prince of Wales Island Health Network was honored with a state-wide Public Health Nursing award this month. more