Stories

Advanced Alaskans

Leadership Anchorage alumna Nancy King (LA18) has been collecting stories for the past three years as part of Advanced Alaskans, a media project documenting the motivation and achievements of Alaskans over the age of 70. King’s project challenges the stereotypes about people in their 70s and beyond by sharing the narratives of active Alaskans who continue to work and volunteer long after the usual retirement age. Their stories serve as examples for people of all ages of the importance of doing what you love, continuing to learn, and saying “yes” when an opportunity comes your way. In the fall of 2016, FORUM published the first three interviews and portraits in the series and below is anothe

History Day: Falling in Love with Research

Each year, more than 800 students from Alaska compete with middle and high school students from around the world in National History Day® (NHD). Working individually or in teams, they bring history to life as writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists. The Alaska Humanities Forum serves as the state coordinator for Alaska History Day, collaborating with statewide partner agencies, teachers, and volunteer judges to hold local and statewide contests from which students advance to participate in the June National History Day contest in the Washington, DC area. This year’s NHD theme was Triumph & Tragedy in History, and 30 students from Alaska have qualified to participate at

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