Performers Rock UCSD Talent Show

Mar 11, 2020
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Unalaska's high school auditorium was packed with an enthusiastic audience last Friday for a much-anticipated talent show.  The event was organized as a fundraiser for the Class of 2022, and sponsored by OptimERA, Inc. and Aleutian Chiropractic.

The event organizers required performers to rehearse this year, and the extra work showed.  The judges commented that it was very difficult to pick winners because everyone was so talented.  They awarded all of the performers with a "gold" chocolate bar. 

Additional prizes went to the following participants:

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It was a record turnout for the 29th annual Ice Cream Social, which took place earlier this month at Unalaska's high school.

Local businesses and community members donated door prizes, but the ice cream stole the show.

Preschool teacher Joni Scott, who coordinated the event, said 75 gallons of ice cream were served throughout the afternoon. 

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This year, the Unalaska City School District has offered teacher and principal contracts weeks earlier than usual.

Superintendent John Conwell made the announcement at last week's school board meeting.

He said the district moved its offer date from Feb. 1 to Jan. 15, because Alaska's teacher job fair is scheduled earlier this year. He also cited a shortage of candidates around the state.

Raiders Girls Win Rally The Regions In Overtime

Jan 6, 2020
Rally the Regions

The Unalaska Raiders won the Girls Championship game at the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic on Saturday in four minutes of overtime.

Unalaska trailed behind Unalakleet for most of the game, until Kayla Villamor hit two free throws with 25 seconds left to give her team the first lead of the game. In the end, the Raiders beat Unalakleet 51-43.

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The Unalaska City School District's travel costs are back on track.

This comes after Superintendent John Conwell reported last month the district incurred approximately $15,000 in additional travel costs for charter flights in the wake of October's fatal plane crash.