In April, Juneau-Douglas High School Russian-language students, Kristina Paulick, left, Sam Messerschmidt, center, and Macey Fredenberg, right, displayed their Khokhloma - the art of making colorful spoons and dishes - at the state Russian-language competition in Anchorage. Messerschmidt received a gold, and Fredenberg and Paulick both received bronzes at the competition. The annual state Russian-language competition covers three areas - oral, history and culture and poetry. The written competition, the National Russian Essay Contest, took place during first semester. Paulick, Messerschmidt and Fredenberg and three other JDHS students, Billy Sarandria, Evan Wood, and Hope Aldrighette, took gold medals in the contest. An awards ceremony to honor the local students who competed will be at 12:30 p.m., May 19 in Room 314 of the Marie Drake building.
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