Alexey Ivanov [Voznesenka School] #Classof2016
While some twelfth graders across the country were suffering the burnout and underachievement symptomatic of the spring-time ailment commonly known as senioritis, Alexey Ivanov from Voznesenka School has made the year of his graduation his best one yet. Not only has his GPA improved dramatically while taking a rigorous program that meets the Alaska Performance Scholarship curriculum requirements, he has been a model of responsibility and persistence in making arrangements for his post-secondary education at Alaska Job Corps. Job Corps offers free career and technical training to eligible young people ages 16-24. Their admission procedure, however, can be difficult to navigate. It demands patience and persistence for a candidate to advance through the multiple-step application and interview process, as well as to comply with all the documentation requirements. Alexey, who will be attending Job Corps for Facilities Maintenance this fall, after commercial fishing this summer, demonstrated excellent initiative and follow through every step of the way.
Alexey is a prime example of the success and confidence that can be gained when young people invest themselves into the academic, career and technical education, and athletic opportunities available. Although he may not have realized it at the time, the choices Alexey made to fully engage in his coursework, as well as to participate on his school’s football and wrestling teams, and in after school CTE academies, have had the summative effect of molding him into a well-rounded, enthusiastic graduate who is ready to tackle the broader world that awaits him after graduation. Cougar Nation is proud of Alexey Ivanov!