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Spending your PFD sensibly

Spending your PFD sensibly

By WASSILLIE GUST, staff writer For one GILA dorm aide, this year’s $1,100 PFD means honoring his father. Delbert Mitchell said that he is going to “buy Christmas gifts in…

Ptarmigan Hall windows encode message for students

Ptarmigan Hall windows encode message for students

By EMILY TOMLINSON, staff writer Look at Ptarmigan Hall. Each of the new windows installed this summer has either an orange tint or a blue tint to them. And on…

New special education teacher returns to Galena

New special education teacher returns to Galena

By HAILEY AMBROSE, staff writer Lillian DeWilde, a former Galena student, has returned as the new special education teacher. Ms. DeWilde was born in Koyukuk, and she was raised in…

New teachers, staff arrive in Galena to start a new year

New teachers, staff arrive in Galena to start a new year

By EMILY TOMLINSON, staff writer The new social teacher on the GILA campus is Kevin Schwoch. Mr. Schwoch teaches world geography, Alaska studies, and civics while teaching students to be…

Battle of Books team comes in second at state competition

Battle of Books team comes in second at state competition

By KALA HENDRICKSON, staff writer The high school Battle of the Books team tied for second place in the state tournament on Feb. 28. The Galena team tied for second…

Lady Hawk singing national anthem at state tournament

Lady Hawk singing national anthem at state tournament

By KOBE FRANKSON-PANIGEO and ANTHONY LYON, staff writers Lady Hawks senior Amanda Kopp is singing the national anthem at UAA Alaska Airlines Center during the state championship 3A-4A basketball games…

Culture night comes to Galena on Saturday

Culture night comes to Galena on Saturday

By KALA HENDRICKSON, staff writer The Rural Youth Leadership group has a cultural night happening 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in the SHS gym. There will be a special performance…

UAA recruiter visits Galena classes

UAA recruiter visits Galena classes

By ANTHONY LYON, staff writer Heather Brekke, from Anchorage, came to Galena to talk to students interested in attending the University of Alaska Anchorage in early March. She is a…

Photojournalist talks with Hawk Highlights staff

Photojournalist talks with Hawk Highlights staff

By KOBE FRANKSON, ERIC JONES, and COREY TUZROYLUKE, staff writers Ed Gold is a British free-lance photojournalist who has returned to Galena to write an article about a family that…

Former GILA teacher’s script to show up soon as Lifetime network program

Former GILA teacher’s script to show up soon as Lifetime network program

By ANGELICA FIRMIN, staff writer Former Galena resident and GILA teacher Carlee Malemute, and her partner Jesenia Ruize, has written a movie for Lifetime Television that will be released on…