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Chrissy Roes

Arts & Culture Director

Chrissy moved to Unalaska in 2015 and leads the arts side of our organization. She has enjoyed becoming a part of the community and sharing local events withit those near and far via TV, Radio, web, and social media. In her time at Channel 8, she has increased distribution of Channel 8 productions by sharing much of our fantastic content on the web.

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Friends and family gathered in the large gym waiting with anticipation as teacher Mr. Kyle Holloway motioned with both arms for the first two seniors to begin the processional. The UCSD band commenced “Pomp and Circumstance” as the rest of the Class of 2018 filed in two-by-two and took seats in front of a backdrop of senior portraits for the 2018 Unalaska City School Graduation Ceremony on May 19th at 7pm.

Thanks to the efforts of City of Unalaska Parks, Culture and Recreation help from the community, the 2018 Clean Up Week was a great success!

Beginning May 1st this year, Unalaskans responded to a call from the PCR to help pick up the trash that had accumulated on the beaches and roadways over the winter. Folks were asked to sign up for a specific area and attendants from the PCR handed out the signature yellow bags to all interested. The PCR kept track of the zones that had been tended to and promptly picked up the bags when the cleaning was done.

Thank you, Unalaska, for making the Channel 8 Auction a big success.

This event is one of our most important fundraisers of the year and a beloved local tradition.  It's a televised event that's been on the air since the 1980s, and it brings together archival clips and a unique home shopping experience.  This year, we auctioned off about 80 items, and we raised over $15,000! All funds will support Arts and Culture programming, as well as our effort to preserve the Channel 8 archives.

The Alaska All State Art Competition results came out on April 18th this year, and two Unalaska City School students won awards for their work!

Sasha Rankin won 2nd place in the Multiculural Art category with her painting “How Far I’ll Go,” and Gianna Villafuerte won 3rd place in the Drawing category with a charcoal drawing entitled “What I’ll Do Tomorrow.”

Kerry McNamara

The Unalaska City High School Band traveled to Anchorage last weekend to attend the Aurora Regional Music Festival at Grace Christian School. Despite some very tough competition, the band won the large ensemble category of adjudications for the fifth consecutive year in a row under director Kerry McNamara.  

The event started on Thursday with an opening concert featuring various bands and choirs from the region. Led by McNamara, the UCSD Band played Bohemian Rhapsody.

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