Yakutat — After he graduated from Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Bertrand J. Adams Sr., who writes under his Tlingit name, Kadashan, didn’t want to go to college.
Two of his friends — one of whom was his boss at the time, and to whom he looked up as a sort of father figure — encouraged him to enroll at Sheldon Jackson College.
“I said ‘No, I’m fine, I’m happy. I have a good job and a good paycheck,’” he said.
His boss talked him into investing in a savings bond. Soon, he had $2,500, and less of an excuse not to go.