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Galena student returns from Washington, D.C. trip to better communities

Galena student returns from Washington, D.C. trip to better communities

By ELSIE ILMAR, staff writer GILA junior Tristan Madros has returned from a conference in Washington, D.C., about dealing with substance abuse with plans to put in place what he…

New cosmetology teacher will be starting classes next term

New cosmetology teacher will be starting classes next term

By NICOLE SMART, staff writer The new cosmetology teacher is Liza Ashley. Ms. Ashley is now working as a residential dorm aide at Ptarmigan Hall. She begins working as a…

Shakespeare’s The Tempest coming to the GILA stage

Shakespeare’s <em>The Tempest</em> coming to the GILA stage

By ELSIE ILMAR, staff writer Selections from Shakespeare’s The Tempest will be presented first period Friday, Dec. 5 and third period Monday, Dec. 8, in the GILA theater, with a…

Skits, musical parodies coming to the next Improv performance

Skits, musical parodies coming to the next Improv performance

By DYLAN ORR, staff writer Skits, musical parodies, and short films will join the next Improv Night performance. “There a lot of changes I would like to make, but there…

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

District receives accreditation approval; ‘A solid school’

By DONAL SPIGHT and DORO STEVENS, staff writers Galena schools will receive accreditation for the next five years following a review of teachers and the school system at both campuses…

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

Swim team gets a gift that prepares them year after year for competition

By AUTUMN JENSEN-ROEHL, staff writer The Galena swimming pool recently received three new lane lines which will allow them to practice for meets when they travel out of town. These…

Survey results shows divided student opinion on legalization of marijuana

Survey results shows divided student opinion on legalization of marijuana

By NICOLE SMART, ELSIE ILMAR, and DANA SLWOOKO, staff writers A Hawk Highlights survey shows Galena high school students divided between approving or rejecting legalization of marijuana, with most girls…

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…

Kaltag junior heads to nation’s capital

Kaltag junior heads to nation’s capital

Sixteen year-old GILA junior Tristan Madros of Kaltag will attend the SAMHSA National Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. on November 17-19. SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…