KPBSD District Stories

Heleana Backus, Seward High School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Heleana Backus Seward High School, Class of 2018 Heleana Backus was a member of the Seward High School Debate, Drama, and Forensics Team, Student Council, and the National Honor Society. However, she wrote that, “The most pivotal points in my development as a thinker and human being have happened in the English classroom.” It was […]

Olivia Delgado, Ninilchik School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Olivia Delgado Ninilchik School, Class of 2018 Olivia Delgado graduated this year as the Valedictorian with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. She studied at Ninilchik School for 12 years and from sixth grade on always earned A grades. During her valedictorian speech, she talked about how it is important to move forward and learn from […]

Aaron McCollum, Nikiski Middle-High School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Aaron McCollum Nikiski Middle-High School, Class of 2018 Aaron McCollum is a student who has positively influenced the staff, students and community of Nikiski. Aaron has excelled in academics, athletics, and leadership activities in his time at NMHS. He does not always do things the traditional way, which sums up his leadership activities. Aaron was […]

Verina Ukatish, Nanwalek School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Verina Ukatish Nanwalek School, Class of 2018 Verina Ukatish is the Nanwalek Class of 2018 Valedictorian. When faced with life challenges, Verina takes those head on and most often with a smile. She is an excellent advocate for herself and a role model for her peers. She has worked in many youth and community programs, […]

Amber Bridgeman, Homer Flex School, Class of 2018

Posted by on July 3, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Amber Bridgeman Homer Flex School, Class of 2018 During her junior year, due to unforeseen circumstances, Amber Bridgeman faced the tough decision to follow her family to Hawaii or stay in Alaska to complete her high school diploma. She opted to transfer to Homer Flex, and she made the most of her decision. Amber quickly […]

Brittany Gilman, Kenai Central High School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 28, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Brittany Gilman Kenai Central High School, Class of 2018 It was 1972 when Brittany Gilman’s KPBSD legacy began. Her grandmother Marj was a teacher in the school district followed by many other family members. It is now 2018 and Brittany is the last to follow the rest of siblings and parents as being a KPBSD […]

Suzanne LaBelle, Port Graham School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 27, 2018 at 4:04 pm

Suzanne LaBelle Port Graham School, Class of 2018 Suzanne LaBelle is the Port Graham School Class of 2018 Valedictorian. Suzanne is compassionate and curious, traits that will serve her well in the future. When opportunities come Suzanne’s way, she rarely lets them go by without grabbing on. She has participated in numerous extracurricular leadership skills […]

Superintendent Dusek on Borough Special Assembly Meeting

Posted by on June 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Superintendent Dusek invites you to contact your Borough Assembly representative for your district, or attend the Borough Special Assembly Meeting on July 6, 2018, at 6:00 PM, to offer your comments about funding for Kenai Peninsula K-12 schools, and the $652k funding veto for the school year beginning July 1, 2018. The Borough special assembly meeting […]

Isaiah Trevino, Kenai Alternative School #ClassOf2018

Posted by on June 25, 2018 at 4:02 pm

Isaiah Trevino Kenai Alternative School, Class of 2018 Isaiah Trevino is one of the twenty-five graduates to walk the handshaking, hugs, and celebration line at Kenai Alternative’s graduation ceremony in 2018. Two years ago, Isaiah came to Kenai Alternative looking for a different school environment. The shorter rotation schedule offered him the opportunity to grow […]

Borough Mayor vetoes 652k in school funding

Posted by on June 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor vetoes $652k of school funding June 19, 2018, Soldotna, Alaska—Today, Borough Mayor Pierce introduced two funding vetoes for the Borough budget beginning in less than a month. The Borough Assembly meets tonight, and one veto directly affects school district funding. Mayor Charlie Pierce said this in the memorandum to decrease funding […]