BSSD students in Washington DC for Educators Rising National Competition

Ten (10) courageous students from Bering Strait School District qualified for and participated in the Educators Rising National Conference and Competition held in Washington DC last June 24-27.

I am proud to share that TWO of our BSSD students made it to the TOP 3, and THREE made it to the Semi-Finals (Top 10) of the National competition!

The students were accompanied across the country by me as Teacher Leader of Tukurngailnguq School and fellow Teacher Leaders Giaana Peterson (Unalakleet School) and Rose Ann Viray (Wales School).  Wence Cama (formerly of Gambell and now in Elim) also joined us as the male chaperone.

 There were 20 students from all over Alaska who made it to the Semi-finals and the Top 3.


Stebbins Tukurngailnguq School

  • Blaine Stevon Paje - 3RD PLACE: PUBLIC SPEAKING (Junior Varsity) 
  • Freda Jacqueline Tom - 3RD PLACE: LESSON PLANNING AND DELIVERY-ARTS (Junior Varsity)


Wales Kingikmiut School

  • Naomi Marian Grace Oxereok - 5TH PLACE: PUBLIC SPEAKING (Junior Varsity)
  • Anné Cecilia Buzra Wilson - 7TH PLACE: LESSON PLANNING AND DELIVERY - HUMANITIES (Junior Varsity)

Unalakleet School

  • Keely Johnson - 10TH PLACE: CREATIVE LECTURE (Junior Varsity)

 Please join us in congratulating these brave and talented students!


EdRising Alaska Winners

EdRising Nationals - All Winners

EdRising 2022 National Conference Video (BSSD is featured at 0:10 and 0:48)

What’s Happening at Tukurngailnguq School