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First Annual 6th Grade Poetry Slam

Mar 4, 2016

Unalaska’s sixth graders gathered for The First Annual Poetry Slam event in Miss Wood’s classroom on Friday, March 4th at 9:00 A.M.  Over twenty students participated in the event, presenting their original poems to their classmates, teachers, Mr. Good’s fifth grade class and even a few parents. 

Miss Wood was joined by Miss Palmer, who also teaches sixth grade English to help host the event. 

Lauren Adams / KUCB

The Channel 8 Auction was last weekend on February 26th and 27th and it was a huge success!  Thanks to the support of volunteers and donors from all over the community,  the two-day event raised over $19,000! KUCB auctioned off more than 200 items, and all funds support Channel 8 TV's operating budget.  

The volunteer auctioneers pulled out all of the stops to encourage community members to bid high and bid often: they sang, they danced, they modeled products with style and grace and in the process provided great entertainment for viewers.

Lauren Adams / KUCB

Thank you, Unalaska, for making the Channel 8 Auction a big success.  This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a beloved local tradition.  We auctioned off more than 200 items, and all funds will support Channel 8 TV's operating budget.  Our two day event raised over $19,000 and we are grateful.  Here are the auction results:

There was a great turn out for the 25th Ice Cream Social, which took place last Sunday from 1pm to 4pm in the small high school gym.

Over 46 local businesses, boats, and community members donated over 200 door prizes, but it was the massive amounts of ice cream that stole the show.

Coordinator Susan Carlile said there were over 60 gallons of ice cream consumed in three hours, along with 15 cans of whipped cream and large amounts of hot fudge, strawberries, cherries, and candy toppings.

Chrissy Roes

Unalaskans filled the Museum of the Aleutians (MOTA) galleries last Thursday during an open house hosted by the museum's seven board of directors.

The museum remains closed to the public, but a seasoned interim director has been taking stock and setting a new course for the 17-year-old institution.