Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

High school journalists sought for contest

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The Alaska Professional Communicators (formerly Alaska Press Women) invite high school journalists to enter its annual high school journalism contest. The contest is open to students in ninth through 12th grade whose work was published between March 1, 2006, and Feb. 28.

Seniors who graduated in the spring of 2006 and whose work was published between March 1 and graduation 2006 may also enter. Categories include: news, features, sports, review, opinion, column, editorial, feature photo, sports photo, cartooning, graphics and single page layout. Work may be published in either a high school paper or a local community paper.

Contest rules and an entry form are available online at Entries must be postmarked by March 3 and mailed to: Diane Walters, 4132 Hampton Dr., Anchorage, AK, 99504. For information, call Diane Walters at (907) 753-2640 during the day or at (907) 338-1966 in the evening.

Six-week chronic illness class starts March 22

The state of Alaska Section of Chronic Disease is offering a six-week self-management class, "Living Well with Chronic Illness," from March 22 to April 26. The class is every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nugget Mall.

Workshops are facilitated from a detailed manual by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers with a chronic health condition themselves. Sessions are highly participative and subjects covered include: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercises; and use of medications, nutrition and making informed treatment decisions.

To register or for questions, call Bob Chatfield at 796- 8622.

Registration deadline for ACT test is Friday

College-bound high school students have by Friday to register for the next ACT test date. The test will be administered nationwide on April 14.

Students who miss the March 9th deadline can do a late registration, by March 23, for an additional fee.

Students can register online at or get registration materials from high school counselors.

Black History Month celebration held Friday

The Black Awareness Association is hosting an "Evening of Entertainment" celebration for Black History Month at 6 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

The event will feature dancing, dramatic and vocal performances, a soul food dinner and door prizes. This is a non-alcoholic event.

Tickets are $22 adults, $15 students, $8 children 10 and under, and $60 family of four. See any BAA member or contact 957-0630 or 790-9371 for tickets and details.

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