When Hollis Kitchin was growing up in Skwentna and Palmer, she and her brothers didn’t play with a lot of toys. Instead, their dad would give them an old toaster or a broken appliance from the thrift store, and they’d take it apart.
Bonilyn Parker, from the suburbs of Anchorage, spent a lot of time simply playing in the dirt. She also liked to fish.
Jordan Kendall sought escape from teen angst by hopping on his skateboard.
Ryan Cortes surfed the waves along the northwest coast of Puerto Rico, where he was born.