Teen school board member resigns

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) Juneau's youngest official school board member will resign.

Carl Brodersen, who just graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School, informed Superintendent Peggy Cowan by e-mail that he will not remain on the board.

Brodersen was 18 when he was elected in October to a three-year term. He will attend Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., Cowan said.

Brodersen was one of 11 valedictorians at JDHS this year.

Brodersen was the second-leading vote-getter out of eight candidates for two seats on the board. During an interview with the Juneau Empire before the election, he indicated he would stay in Juneau and complete his term after graduating from high school.

But on election night, Brodersen said he might resign his seat if he was offered a scholarship to an Outside college.

In a letter to the Empire after the election, he said: ''My stance has always been that I will apply to colleges in order to explore my options and depending on the results that I get back I will make a decision about what to do.''

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