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Students headed to AFN convention

Students headed to AFN convention

Four Galena students are headed to the annual Alaska Federation of Native convention in Anchorage this week. The students are: Nicholas Kelly, 17, a junior from Pilot Station. Tristan Hunnicut,…

Candidate Mallott visits GILA students in social studies class

Candidate Mallott visits GILA students in social studies class

By AARON MUNTER, staff writer Byron Mallott, a candidate for Lt. Governor of Alaska, came to Galena on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to talk to students for an hour in Brian…

Volleyball tournament is net-to-net fun

Volleyball tournament is net-to-net fun

By NICOLE SMART and DANA SLWOOKO, staff writers The Galena Hawks volleyball team raised just under $1,700 at its Mixed-6 Tournament fundraiser on Oct. 10-11 in the SHS gym. The…

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

Spirit Week brings together twins, suits and ties, and inside-out clothing

See a photo gallery of Spirit Week happenings here. Galena schools celebrated the cross-country team’s trip to the state championship with a week of spirit days as students showed off…

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Students make it up, and everyone approves

Galena high school students winged it at Saturday’s improv in the GILA theater, to the delight of students, families, and community members who attended. The group under the direction of…

Campaigners club features faith and fun

Campaigners club features faith and fun

By DORO STEVENS and DOROTHY WILLIAMS, staff writers The Campaigners, a religious student club that brings teenagers closer to God, started meeting last month at the home of Galena high…

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

XCountry headed to state! Two personal bests, faster runner in division 3A for Galena’s runners

By SARAH BROWN, staff writer The Galena boys took first place and both girls placed in top ten at the Region VI meet in Fairbanks at the North Star golf…

Galena runners pull ahead… Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena runners pull ahead…  Korta first, boys team third at Palmer

Galena junior cross-country runner Kaleb Korta was first among the boys in the 5-kilometer course at the Palmer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 6, with a time of 16 minutes, 51…

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

Student’s medical training helps fallen worker

When a construction worker fell off the Ptarmigan Hall roof on Wednesday evening, the first medical responder on the scene was GILA senior Emmie Ellis. Emmie became a state certified…

Drawing on her dreams

Drawing on her dreams

It’s natural for Kate Quinn to be in the classroom. “I’ve always wanted to teach in some capacity,” she said, sharing stories about how she’d draw schools, like a young…