"What It Is" From LKSD: Basketball, Robotics, And Spelling Bee

Feb 8, 2018

A Napaskiak robotics students learning about 3d printing from LKSD's Colin Stewart.
Credit Patrick Williams / LKSD

This week's "What It Is" update brings us highlights from across the Lower Kuskokwim School District. LKSD student correspondent Hunter Carter brings us updates in sports, the district spelling bee competition, and robotics.  



In Newtok there will be a community sponsored basketball tournament on Saturday to raise money for the Search and Rescue team. Also, the Newtok high school boys and girls basketball teams will be traveling to Toksook Bay.


In Kwigilingok there will be co-ed junior high home games. Kongiganak, Tuntutuliak, Kipnuk, and Eek will be the competing schools. The Kwigilingok high school boys and girls basketball teams will be on the road, or should I say in the air, for their away games.


The Akula FoxBots robotics team will be going to Anchorage to compete at the state tournament this weekend. Fun fact: The FoxBots will be taking their robot in a custom-made, bright orange shipping crate with a new Fox decal repping their home mascot.


The Napaskiak robotics team will also be going to state this weekend. Alayna Nelson, their robotics teacher, actually went to the World Tournament in high school, so their team is in good hands. Good luck to the FoxBots and Hawks at state!


In Bethel, BRHS’s very own Rosey Chakuchin won this year’s district spelling bee competition as an eigth grader! On March 30 she will represent LKSD at the State Spelling Bee Competition in Anchorage. Good luck, Rosey.


Also, 60 Bethel Archers competed this past Friday and Saturday against themselves and the Tri-County Schools in Dayton, Ohio. That was the last tournament before the Bethel Archers will compete at the State Tournament on February 16. Coaches Johnson and Wheeler would like to thank all the volunteers that helped put on the tournament at the Gladys Jung gymnasium.


I'm Hunter Carter. And that's "What It Is" from LKSD.