Eriksen named February Rotary student of the month

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2003

Juneau-Douglas High School senior Christina Eriksen was selected as February Student of the Month by the Glacier Valley Rotary Club.

Eriksen's high school activities have included Student Council, Students for Social Responsibility and Key Club. She has served as National Honor Society president; captain of the Debate Team; Student Council representative to the Mayor's Task Force on Youth; and Link Crew leader for freshman orientation.

In nominating Eriksen for the award, JDHS teacher Nancy Seamount said that Eriksen makes meaningful contributions to the groups she is involved with.

"Christy has incredible energy and is a very focused person," Seamount said.

"She has managed to take on several projects this year and accomplished her goals with enthusiasm and professionalism. She also knows how to say "no" to some projects and maintains balance in her life by recognizing over-extension."

Eriksen helped organize the first "Day of Silence" at JDHS last year, served as an elementary school tutor, made Teens Against Tobacco Use presentations to elementary school students, and assisted with Student Council clothing, change and canned food drives. She volunteers at the Bridge Adult Daycare Center and helped create the Adopt-a-Grandparent program.

Eriksen also worked with the Alaska Association of School Boards on the development of "Helping Kids Succeed Alaska Style," a handbook of 40 developmental assets young people need to shape their own success.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club presented Eriksen with a certificate of achievement, and Alaska Pacific Bank presented her with a $100 savings Bond.

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