Award winner

CIRI descendant Linda Reinert received a Spirit of Youth Award from the Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol coalition for her exemplary volunteer service. Reinert currently volunteers at the Chugiak Senior Center and the Chugiak-Eagle River Branch Library, and will be recognized for her work helping direct the public service announcement, “Don’t Trade My Future,” which raises awareness about the risks of underage alcohol consumption. She also helped her mother, CIRI shareholder Cea Anderson, provide Aleut history and cultural enrichment to local schools and organizations. Reinert is an accomplished singer who received a score of “excellent” in the vocal segment of a church fine-arts competition, qualifying her for a competition in Phoenix, Ariz. Reinert graduated May 25 from Raven Correspondence School. “She is just an awesome young person,” her proud mother said.