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.
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.
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.