Students who have received this honor are: Constance Marie Loken of Auke; Kyle Robert Savikko of Douglas; Kevin Crossland Heffern, Katie Marie Laliberte, Mendoza Lazaro, Jesse Christopher Grochow, Matthew Raymond Garrison and Walker J. Janelle, all of Juneau; Amanda Elyse Ashley, Weston Reed Corporon, Allison Rae Neterer, Ashley Anne Skidmore and Tara Jo Potter, all of Ketchikan; Jerod Dwaine Moore of Skagway.
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