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In Touch: Birth of Grandchild

CIRI Shareholder Bruce M. Anthony II is pleased to announce the birth of his grandson, Anikin Frank Anthony.
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In Touch: Junior NYO Winner

CIRI Shareholder Donna Phillips is pleased to share that her grandson, Taotasi Filoi received first place in the arm-pull competition at 2024 Junior Native Youth ...
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In Touch: Olivia Hurlburt

CIRI Shareholder Jeff Hurlburt is pleased to announce the graduation of his daughter, Oliva, from Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts.
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In Touch: Marin Wadsworth

CIRI Shareholder Holly Spencer is pleased to announce the graduation of her daughter, Marin Wadsworth, from Northern Illinois University.
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In Touch: Mackenzey Christoffersen

CIRI Shareholders Tiffany Deason and Kenneth Christoffersen Jr. are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter, Mackenzey, from Bartlett High School in Anchorage.
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In Touch: Council President

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Alfred Tellman, who was recently elected president of Knik Tribal Council.
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In Touch: High-School Graduation

CIRI Shareholder Samuel J. Anaruk and his wife, Christina, are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter, CIRI Descendant Winter Angifak Concepcion Anaruk, from ...
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In Touch: Published

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Leslie Colburn, whose story about her three-legged cat, S’more, was published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Lessons Learned from My ...
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In Touch: Director Position

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Amber Christensen Fullmer (Inupiaq), who recently became director of operations for the Alaska Native Justice Center.
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In Touch: Doctor of Physical Therapy

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Justin Stephan, who recently graduated from Florida Southern College with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
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In Touch: Book Release

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Jessica Bissett Perea, who recently published her first book.
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In Touch: Birth Announcement

CIRI Shareholder Randy Standifer Jr. and Elizabeth Willis are pleased to announce their birth of their daughter, Hunter Ava Standifer.
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In Touch: Art Acquisition

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Danielle Larsen, whose painting “Pilot Boy Summer” was recently purchased by the Alaska State Council on the Arts Contemporary Art Bank.
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In Touch: Master’s Degree

Original CIRI enrollee Tony Andrew and Nancy Luke-Andrew are pleased to announce that their daughter, CIRI Descendant Rinnah Andrew (Yup’ik), received her MBA degree.
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In Touch: Birth Announcement

CIRI Shareholder James A. Hightower is pleased to announce the birth of his great-grandson, Beau Douglas Bilger, who was born Feb. 14 to CIRI Descendant ...
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In Touch: Achievement

CIRI Shareholder Shirley (Chilligan) Craig and Val Craig are pleased to announce that their son, CIRI Descendant Duane Craig, has been accepted into a talented ...
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In Touch: Associate Degree

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Jessica Crump, who received her Associate of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University on April 30.
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In Touch: Bachelor’s Degree

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant LaVonna Thomas, who received her Bachelor of Social Work degree, magna cum laude, from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.
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In Touch: Book Release

Congratulations to original CIRI Shareholder Ruth Ann Oskolkoff (Alutiiq), who recently published her third collection of poetry, “The Bones of the Poor.”
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In Touch: Exhibition

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Storme Webber (Sugpiaq, Chahta and Black), whose work is being featured as part of the Chicago Field Museum’s latest permanent exhibition. ...
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In Touch: High-School Graduation

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Aleshanee Nikita (Athabascan), who graduated May 26 from the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe as a dance ...
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In Touch: Honored

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Timothy “TJ” Gjertson, who was honored with an Alaska First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award on May 17 in Juneau, ...
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In Touch: Fur Rondy Heritage Ambassador

Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Tayler Higgins for being selected as the 2022 Fur Rondy Heritage Ambassador.
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In Touch: Knik Cultural Charter School

CIRI Shareholder Esther Shade is pleased to announce the opening of the Knik Cultural Charter School.
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In Touch: Album Release

Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Allen Anderson on the release of two recent albums.
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In Touch: Beaver Tales Coffee

Congratulations to original CIRI enrollee Fredrick Bell, owner of Beaver Tales Coffee in La Conner, Wash.
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In Touch: College Graduation

CIRI descendant Christopher Quinn is pleased to announce the graduation of his son, Garrison, from California Polytechnic State University.
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In Touch: Graduate Degree

CIRI shareholder Kimberly Miles is pleased to announce that her sister, CIRI shareholder Ginger Miles (Unangan), recently received her master’s degree in management.
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In Touch: Business Award

Kudos to CIRI shareholder Lucy Koivisto whose drive-thru coffee shop, Copper Cup, was named 2020 Business of the Year by the Ironwood Area Chamber of ...
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In Touch: Veterans Day Tribute

In honor of Veterans Day, the Alaska National Guard Public Affairs office published an article about Sgt. Herbert Alex entitled “Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Alex: ...
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In Touch: First Moose

CIRI shareholder Fred Elvsaas Jr. is pleased to announce that his son, Isaiah, recently completed his first successful moose hunt.
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In Touch: Graduation

Original CIRI shareholder Sharon and Mark John are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter, Helen, from Central Washington University.
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In Touch: In Memoriam

Original CIRI shareholder Charlene Alex Shaginaw recently completed a project honoring her father, the late Herbert Alex.
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In Touch: Recognition

Congratulations to shareholder Sonja Gwendolyn (Joseph) Fulgham, who was recently featured in MotherWit Magazine.
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In Touch: Vote!

Original CIRI shareholder Elaine Stefanowicz (Inupiaq) is proud to wear her “I’m Alaska Native – I Vote” button.
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In Touch

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Alyssa Burt and Robert Johnson Jr. on the birth of their daughter, Alana Rose Johnson.
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In Touch: Youth Advisory Council Selection

Congratulations to CIRI descendant Cha’Miya “Maya” Hines, who was recently selected to serve on Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Youth Advisory Council.
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In Touch: Marriage

Congratulations to CIRI descendant Angie Constantine, who married Kurt Cleary July 20 in Tanacross, Alaska.
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In Touch: Recently Appointed

On Aug. 22, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of original CIRI shareholder Lydia Heyward to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
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In Touch: College Acceptance

Congratulations to CIRI descendant Jon Brower, who was recently offered admission to Utah State University.
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In Touch: Launch of Nonprofit

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Jeff Hurlburt Jr., who recently founded Dena'ina Gym Inc.
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In Touch: Graduation Announcement

Congratulations to Jacob LaQua, who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in computer software engineering on June 15, 2018.
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In Touch: Birthday Announcement

Congratulations to original CIRI shareholder twins Marie Carlson and Marge Parker, both of whom turned 82 on Oct. 30.
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In Touch: Professional Achievement

CIRI shareholder Jeffrey Hurlburt Jr. recently received a Mental Health Worker of the Year award.
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In Touch: Honor Roll

Original CIRI shareholder Mark Spangler and his wife, Jennifer, are pleased to share that their daughter Carleigh was named to the 2018 President’s List of ...
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In Touch: Wedding Anniversary

Original CIRI shareholder Darlene Juliussen is pleased to share that her aunt and uncle, original CIRI shareholders Judy and Doug Darien, recently celebrated their 60th ...
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In Touch, Graduation Announcement

Congratulations to original CIRI shareholder Glenda Rodriguez, who recently received her program certificate in mental health/substance abuse and addictions.
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In Touch, Honor Roll

CIRI shareholder John Kakaruk is pleased to announce that his daughter, Breanna, qualified for her school’s honor roll.
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In Touch: CIRI Elder Honored

Original CIRI shareholder Randi Markussen is pleased to share that her mother, original CIRI shareholder Dorothy Hermansen (Athabascan), has been recognized as the Kenaitze Indian ...
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In Touch: Academic Achievement

Original CIRI shareholder Joseph Hames and his wife, Karrie, are pleased to announce that their daughter Brittanie finished her freshman year of college with a ...
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In Touch: Accomplishments

Original CIRI shareholder Ronald Drake and his wife, Sandra, are pleased to recognize the accomplishments of their son Willie “Urpac” Francis Drake.
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In Touch: Academic and Artistic Achievement

Deborah Nikita is pleased to announce that her daughter, CIRI shareholder Aleshanee Nikita, was recently accepted to the New Mexico School for the Arts, a ...
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Birth Announcement

Birth Announcement

CIRI shareholder Debbie J. Standifer is pleased to announce the recent births of four grandchildren.
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Graduate Announcement

Graduation Announcement

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Alanna Goins on her graduation from Ninilchik School, a K-12 school in Ninilchik, Alaska.
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Graduation Announcement, December 2015

CIRI shareholder Melanie Munson, recipient of two scholarships from The CIRI Foundation and Cook Inlet Tribal Council, graduated from Alaska Career College on October 27.
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CIRI News

Happy 104th birthday

CIRI shareholder Peter Paul Shadura celebrated his 104th birthday on July 2, making him CIRI’s oldest living shareholder.
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Anniversary Announcement

Anniversary announcement

CIRI shareholder Clare Swan and her husband Van recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
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Achievement Announcement

Career achievement

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Ray Vernon Anawrok, who was recognized with an award by his employer in May.
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Family reunion

Five generations of the Cowger-Sparks family reunited in Bethel for Mother's Day weekend on May 10.
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Art installation

CIRI shareholder Rebecca Lyon was invited to design and install a piece of artwork along Anchorage’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail by the nonprofit Alaskans for ...
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Achievement Announcement

Perfect attendance

Congratulations to CIRI shareholder Leona Rose Riley, her daughter, CIRI descendant Judah Riley-Chute, and her son, Michael An, on their recent achievements.
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Wedding announcement, July 2014

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Birth announcement: Gianna Allegra Joy Dean

CIRI shareholder Linda Olguin-Dean and husband Thomas Olguin-Dean announce the birth of their daughter Gianna Allegra Joy Dean. Gianna was born Dec. 3, 2013, and ...
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Graduate announcement: Alyssa N. Hudacin

CIRI descendant Alyssa N. Hudacin graduated on May 29 with an associates degree in Surgical Technology from Brown-Mackie College. She received her certification on October ...
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Pageant winner

Pageant winner
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Newlyweds

Newlyweds
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Doctor of Education

Doctor of Education
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Master of Public Health graduate

Master of Public Health graduate
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Adoption announcement

Adoption announcement
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Baby Adam

Baby Adam
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Basic training graduate

Basic training graduate
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Baby Valentina

Baby Valentina
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New book

New book
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Pet hospital success

Pet hospital success
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Little league all star

Little league all star
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Baby Ruby Mae

Baby Ruby Mae
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High school graduate

High school graduate
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Postdoctoral Fellow and baby announcement

Postdoctoral Fellow and baby announcement
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Shareholder recognized for accomplishments, leadership

Shareholder recognized for accomplishments, leadership
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Baby Brenda

Baby Brenda
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University graduate

University graduate
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50th wedding anniversary

50th wedding anniversary
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Young leader

Young leader
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Baby Cyprian

Baby Cyprian
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Baby Jessa

Baby Jessa
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Tamara Lee Childs

Tamara Lee Childs
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Baby Mary

Baby Mary
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Professor

Professor
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Commercial diver

Commercial diver
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Baby Kaydin

Baby Kaydin
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Baby Eli

Baby Eli
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Baby Madeline

Baby Madeline
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New teacher

New teacher
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Baby Mia

Baby Mia
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Baby “Taktuk”

Baby "Taktuk"
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Marathon runner

Marathon runner
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Dean’s list

Dean's list
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College graduate

College graduate
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Baby Peters

Baby Peters
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Five generations and 61 years of marriage

Five generations and 61 years of marriage
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New Author

New Author
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Honor student

Honor student
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Judo team member

Judo team member
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Baby Sylus

Baby sylus
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Baby Chandler

Baby Chandler
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Baby Za’nay

Baby Za'nay
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Baby Tuesday

FBI Academy Graduate
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Pacific University graduate

Pacific University graduate
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Baby Delilah

Baby Delilah
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Lake Lucille wedding

Lake Lucille wedding
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Lower 48 partnership

Lower 48 partnership
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Baby Gosta

Baby Gosta
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Fort Lewis College graduate

Fort Lewis college graduate
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Kentucky graduate

Kentucky graduate
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Welding graduate

Welding graduate
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Anchorage wedding

Anchorage wedding
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Oregon coast wedding

Oregon coast wedding
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Arizona graduate

Arizona graduate
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Babies Cecilia and Anastasia

Babies Cecilia and Anastasia
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Federal career

Federal career
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Las Vegas wedding

Las Vegas wedding
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Baby Reece

Baby Reece
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Baby Jema

Baby Jema
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National Honor Society

National Honor Society
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Anchorage graduates

Anchorage graduates
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Baby Jayda

Baby Jayda
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Soldotna wedding

Soldotna wedding
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Baby Jovie

Baby Jovie
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Baby Attalia

Baby Attalia
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Baby Autumn

Baby Autumn
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Family reunited

Family reunited
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Associate’s degree

Associate's degree
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Wasilla wedding

Wasilla wedding
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Baby Wyatt

Baby Wyatt
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Gold medalist

Gold medalist
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National junior leadership conference

National junior leadership conference
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Baby Lexi

Baby Lexi
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Anchorage high school graduate

Anchorage high school graduate
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Alaska university graduate

Alaska university graduate
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Baby Sabrina

Baby Sabrina
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Babies Kylie and Gage

Babies Kylie and Gage
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Houston high school graduate

Houston high school graduate
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Baby Payton

Baby Payton
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National youth medical program

National youth medical program
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Baby Tyler

Baby Tyler
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Bartlett high school graudates

Bartlett high school graduates
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Medical assistant graduate

Medical assistant graduate
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North Carolina high school graduate

North Carolina high school graduate
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West high school graduate

West high school graduate
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Mother and son graduate

Mother and son graduate
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Mt. Marathon Race

Mt. Marathon Race
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Baby Aneiia

Baby Aneiia
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Nursing graduate

Nursing graduate
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Baby Tyson

Baby Tyson
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Title belt

Title belt
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Parent Teacher Student Association president

Parent Teacher Student Association president
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Baby Tucker

Baby Tucker
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Baby Elliott

Baby Elliott
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Associate nursing degree

Associate nursing degree
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Kenai competition winner

Mandee Jackson
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Baby Kylie

Baby Kylie
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Baby Ember

Baby Ember
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NCAA basketball champion

NCAA basketball champion
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Alumna of the Year

Alumna of the Year
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Science exhibit

Science exhibit
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Baby Abigail

Baby Abigail
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A match made at CIRI

A match made at CIRI
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Navy graduate

Navy graduate
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Baby Adrienne

Baby Adrienne
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Retriever Hall of Fame

Retriever Hall of Fame
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Air National Guard honors graduate

Air National Guard honors graduate
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CIRI Foundation farewell

CIRI Foundation farewell
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Baby Anthony

Baby Anthony
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Longtime basketball coach

Longtime basketball coach
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Specialized Texas attorney

Specialized Texas attorney
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Master of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration
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Master of Arts in Humanities

Master of Arts in Humanities
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Baby Misty

Baby Misty
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Baby Shyann

Baby Shyann
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CIRI shareholder David Harrison graduated from Evergreen State College in

Washington college graduate
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