The school hosted the largest Alaska state cross country meet last weekend. There were 61 teams in attendance. The organizers believe it was a success and would like to thank the following people and organizations for their help, the Tsalteshi trails and its association for use of the trails, Erin Lockwood, Harry Lockwood, Chris Perk, Pat Johnson, John Andrews, Bill Holt, Bob Lambe, Mark Berezin, Kent Peterson, Bob Jones, Becky Karsten, Renee Merkes, Betty Miller, Jim Bennett, Robin Nyce, Dave and Debbie Tressler, Charlotte Harvey, John Pothast, Hanna Pothast, Bob Ermold, John and Denise Harro, Doug Baxter, Dan Pankowski, Dave Harbey, Bill Radtke, Mark Larson, Mike and Mary Hutchinson, Rex Edwards, Paul Knight, Tiger and Judy Demers, Mary Lambe, Mary Daugherty, Dawn King, Libby Berezin, Heather Sinclair, Rusty Miller, Mike and Patty Barker, Sherry Karnikis, Linda Gephardt, Michaela Hutchison, Carol Kier, Joe Mooney, Mark Larson, Paul and Shirley Zobeck, Wayne Cowan, Carol Butler, Terri Woodward, Gordon Merrill, Sean Dusek, Tom Seggerman, Dan Bohrnsen, Jim and Kathy Thornton, Taylor Lovett, Tammy Clancy, Tom Kloote and Jesse Kloote, Sasha Harvey, Jamie Miller, Noah King, Eric Romig, Taylor Karnikis, Kendra Merkes, Central Emergency Services and ConocoPhillips.
On Sept. 30 the school was decorated with more than 100 signs welcoming 2002 graduate David Nussbaum for his presentation to students in Mr. Carey's sixth-period U.S. history class and Mr. Vaissenberg's Russian class. Nussbaum is serving in the United States Marines and has completed a tour in Iraq. He left for another deployment Monday. Nussbaum was an honor student, a leader of the Young Marines and made an excellent presentation about the war in Iraq and service as a Marine. His presentation included mention of Dustin Dreifuerst and Sam Denison, also alumni serving in Iraq.
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