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Spirit of Youth recognizes West students

Several West students were recently recognized by Spirit of Youth.  Congratulations to the following students:

Youth Role Model Award: Natalie Fraser.  She started a new organization called Mental Health Advocacy, which uses storytelling to de-stigmatize mental health issues—she has been actively involved in suicide prevention.

Natalie Fraser

Recognition:  Juan Martinez Paredes.  By generously sharing his story of vulnerability, Juan provides other high school students a chance to open up about their own vulnerabilities and find connections.  

Juan Martinez Paredes

Recognition:  Abigail Burke and Ana Hokenson.  Along with other students, Abigail Burke and Ana Hokenson created a GoFundMe account in an effort to afford a trip to Juneau to advocate for middle school education.  By October, they had enough miles and money to commit to a trip to go to Juneau during the 2018 legislative session.

Abigail Burke  Ana Hokenson