June Nelson Memorial Scholarship
AASB is pleased to honor the late June Nelson,long-time school board member from Kotzebue. June contributed much to the cause of education through her long career as a school board member. She had many accomplishments during her service as an education activist. She served on the Northwest Arctic Borough School Board and was appointed by two different governors to serve on the State Board of Education. June gave unselfishly of herself. She served on numerous local and statewide committees in a demonstration of commitment to community.
We remember June for her ability to make us laugh when we were in the midst of an intense debate. She could fiercely disagree with you on an issue and yet set it aside to maintain a friendly,respectful relationship. She challenged us to be the best we could be. She filled our lives with laughter and fun times. Most important, we will remember June for her outstanding service on behalf of Alaska’s children.
2016 Scholarship Recipients
|Madison Attla||Jimmy Huntington (Huslia)||Yukon Koyukuk|
|Ellen Carty-Seccomb||Kodiak||Kodiak Island Borough|
|Jennifer DeGraffenried||West Anchorage||Anchorage|
|Purevdulam Enkhdat||Unalaska||Unalaska City|
|Jordan Finney||Ninilchik||Kenai Peninsula|
|Bernadette Franulovich||Ketchikan||Ketchikan Gateway Borough|
|Shirley Igkurak||Kwigillingok||Lower Kuskokwim|
|Julius Reed||West Anchorage||Anchorage|
|Emma Wetter||Dillingham||Dillingham City|
College freshmen winners (2015 JNMS recipients)
|Ciera Kelly||Thunder Mt.||Juneau|