Inspiration

KPBSD Inspiration: Kersten Gomez, Soldotna High School #ClassOf1998

Posted by on January 9, 2019 at 5:41 pm

KPBSD Inspiration, Kersten (Petersen) Gomez, Soldotna High School Class of 1998 “I was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a child, struggled with academics, and was bullied. This took a toll on my self-esteem. I was afraid to put myself out there and try anything new out of a fear of failing and being ridiculed.” […]

KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004

Posted by on December 12, 2018 at 6:07 pm

“A combination of opportunities I had while attending Seward schools sent me into a salmon spiral,” said Kristin Beck Bates, a Seward High graduate who attended Nikiski Elementary, K-Beach Elementary, Seward Elementary, Seward Middle School, and graduated in 2004. KPBSD Inspiration, Kristin (Beck) Bates, Seward High School #ClassOf2004 Kristin, now the hatchery manager at Trail […]

KPBSD Wednesday Inspiration: Megan Mazurek, #Classof2005

Posted by on November 28, 2018 at 3:09 pm

“There’s something satisfying with meeting daily deadlines and starting fresh the next day.” –Ms. Megan Mazurek, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District graduate, Class of 2005, Nikiski Middle-High School, and KTVA 11 News Anchor in Anchorage, Alaska. Only 150 miles by road, and 20 minutes by plane from where she attended school at Nikiski North Star […]

Celebrate STEM leader, student Riley von Borstel

Posted by on September 4, 2018 at 10:17 am

KPBSD celebrates #STEM leader Riley von Borstel, Seward High School, Alaska, who participated in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA, June 29 – July 1, 2018. Winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics, and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, Dr. John C. Mather nominated Riley […]

Free eBook! Inspiring New Ways of Learning at Nanwalek School

Posted by on May 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm

School principal authors free interactive eBook to showcase 1:1 iPad initiative Free eBook! Inspiring New Ways of Learning at Nanwalek School Learning leaders in Nanwalek, a small village on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, across the bay from Homer, Alaska, published Inspiring New Ways of Learning at Nanwalek School. The free interactive digital book […]

Amelia and Stella video convo #TaylorSwift

Posted by on April 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Dear Taylor Swift, kindly meet Amelia and Stella, two very special teens from Homer High School, in Homer, Alaska. You inspire Stella to be herself, and you brighten her life everyday.   My name is Amelia Springer and I compiled this video for my friend Stella, who says she is the #1 Taylor Swift fan! I love […]

Meet Chris Mburu, be inspired by A Small Act

Posted by on November 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Kenai Peninsula! Meet Chris Mburu and be inspired by A Small Act November 16 – 17, 2017 Kenai | Ninilchik | Port Graham | Razdolna Chris Mburu, international human rights lawyer currently serving with the United Nations as a Senior Human Rights Advisor, is visiting Kenai, Ninilchik, Port Graham, and Razdolna schools, November 16 and 17, 2017. […]

Making history – first KPBSD student is Microsoft certified

Posted by on October 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm

  “I am grateful for the opportunity that SoHi has provided for me and other students to become Microsoft Certified, and I am honored to be the first to achieve this.” -Gavin Goggia Congratulations Gavin Goggia, Soldotna High School senior, for passing the Microsoft PowerPoint Certification exam and becoming the first KPBSD student to become […]

Dolphin’s class names drug detective K9

Posted by on May 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

As part of the Safer Alaska initiative, Governor Bill Walker  announced the names for the two new Alaska State Trooper drug detection K9s.  K9-B will be named Mak (short for Kachemak, as in Kachemak Bay) -that name was suggested by Hannah Dolphin’s class at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School in Kenai! Hannah Dolphin, 6th Grade Teacher, K-Beach Elementary said, “We’re […]

Hope student shadows Alaska Governor

Posted by on December 13, 2016 at 10:51 am

“In November I spent the day with the Governor of Alaska, Bill Walker. I was able to do this as part of his program that donates a day of shadowing the Governor to nonprofits around Alaska. My specific opportunity was thanks to Hope local resident, Jim Skogstad, who attended The Basics auction where he won […]