Ivy CatledgeName:  Ivy Noel Catledge

Parent/Guardian Names: Trever and Ashley Bryant-Catledge

Hometown Community: Glennallen

Grades Attended in the CRSD: 5th Grade through 12th Grade

CRSD School Currently Attending:  Glennallen School

Favorite Grade Level or Class:  Sophomore Year (2013-2014)

Most Influential Educators: 

Mrs. Toa Finau–She has helped in every way I can imagine. From helping us fundraise for various activities, helping around the school, and so much more.

Mr. Shumway–He is very thoughtful about his work, cares for his students, and is very passionate about the things he teaches. He is by far one of the best teachers I’ve encountered.

Mrs. Yahr–She has supported me through many troubles.

Mrs. Huelskoetter–Always supports me with everything I need.

Mrs. Lorence–For always being prepared for whatever may come her way with Student Council and always having a friendly, positive attitude in the school.

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley: The supportive staff, always recognizing a familiar face, and leadership roles available.

Advice for Younger CRSD Students:  Don’t take your grades for granted. Be serious about your grades from the start and be actively involved in as many groups and leadership activities as you can.

Plans After Graduation:  I will be attending Corban University (Salem, OR) this fall with hopes to obtain a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing. From there, I hope to make it into the editing field and one day become an author of young adult novels.

Thank You: Mom, Dad, Mr. Shumway, Mr. Von Thaer, Toa, Mele.


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month.   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Amber Lenard – Meet the Class of 2016

Amber LenardName: Amber Rose Lenard

Parent/Guardian Names: Arleen and Dean Lenard

Hometown Community: Chitina

Grades Attended in the CRSD: 1st through 12th grades

CRSD School Currently Attending: Glennallen School

Other CRSD Schools Attended:  Kenny Lake School

Favorite Grade Level or Class:  1st Grade and 9th Grade

Most Influential Educators: Marlene Roig from Kenny Lake School taught me that patience is a virtue when making progress. Reed Carlson and Sue Moore, past principals from Kenny Lake, showed me that student voices matter. My elementary teachers, Margo Hanson, Carla Schierholt, and Felicia Riedel, have had a major influence on not only me, but all of the students that walked through their classroom doors. Every single one of my JH/HS teachers who pushed me to succeed in every aspect of life, from both Kenny Lake and Glennallen. Coaches who have challenged me to challenge myself. Many people have had a hand in supporting and impacting my life in the CRSD.

There is no one educator that has been more influential than the next. All have given to me life lessons I never would have learned from a textbook.

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley:  The close-knit community, the outdoor adventures, and being able to call it my home.

Advice for Younger CRSD Students: Learn to be good at change. Change is the one constant in life.

Plans After Graduation:  Attend University of Alaska Fairbanks in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Thank You: I would like to thank my teachers for imparting words of wisdom, my friends for walking into my life, my siblings for sharing a precious childhood with me, my parents for raising me to be the person I am today, and the Lord for leading me in His truth and being my salvation. 


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month.   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Taylor Vollman – Meet the CRSD Class of 2016

Taylor VollmanName: Taylor Mae Vollman

Parent/Guardian Names:  Marnie Graham and Doug Vollman

Hometown Community: Kenny Lake

Grades Attended in the CRSD: Kindergarten through 12th Grade

CRSD School Currently Attending:  Kenny Lake School

Favorite Grade Level or Class:  11th Grade

Most Influential Educators: Mrs. Doty has been really helpful to me throughout high school. She has pushed me to get my work done and is always there to talk to if needed. She does so much for all the kids in our school!

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley: The scenery and people. It is a great community to grow up in.

Advice for Younger CRSD Students:  My advice to younger students is to take advantage of all the opportunities you can. There are many different clubs, sports, and school or community organizations that can give you wonderful experiences. Don’t be afraid to join something that you wouldn’t normally.

Plans After Graduation: I am planning to attend UAF and major in Anthropology.

Thank You: I would like to thank my parents, all my teachers, the school staff, and my friends for supporting me throughout my school career.


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month.   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Tyler Ray Tsinnie – Meet the CRSD Class of 2016

Tyler TsinnieName:  Tyler Ray Tsinnie

Parent/Guardian Names:  Renelda Tsinnie & Partick Tsinnie

Hometown Community: Tube City, Arizona

Grades Attended in the CRSD: 9th, 11th and 12th Grades

CRSD School Currently Attending:   Glennallen School

Favorite Grade Level or Class:  12th Grade

Most Influential Educators:  Mrs. Yahr Mrs. Lorence Mr. Lorence

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley:  The community!

Advice for Younger CRSD Students:  Do your homework!

Plans After Graduation:  I plan to take my general classes then go to a university to get my major. 


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month.   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Gary Pitka – Meet the CRSD Class of 2016

Pitka GaryName: Gary James Pitka II

Parent/Guardian Names: Lisa Wolf and Gary Pitka

Hometown Community: Mentasta

Grades Attended in the CRSD: 10th, 11th and 12th Grades

CRSD School Currently Attending: Glennallen School

Favorite Grade Level or Class: 10th Grade

Most Influential Educators: Ms. Miner

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley: I like exploring a different place other than Mentasta.

Advice for Younger CRSD Students: Don’t cheat!

Plans After Graduation: I am going to work for Ahtna Construction.

Thank You: I thank my family for supporting me all the way.


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month!   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Wesley King – Meet the CRSD Class of 2016

King WesleyName: Wesley S. King

Parent/Guardian Names: Stacy Morrison

Hometown Community: Strelna

Grades Attended in the CRSD: 2nd Grade through 12th Grade

CRSD School Currently Attending: Kenny Lake School

Favorite Grade Level or Class: 8th Grade

Most Influential Educators: Mr. Friendshuh, he has helped and supported me throughout my junior high and high school career keeping me informed on job fairs and getting things lined up for me that I wouldn’t have attended if I didn’t have him.

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley: Free living and being able to hunt in the comfort of my own back yard.

Advice for Younger CRSD Students: Stay determined and diligence is key.

Plans After Graduation: I am planning on going to work for a construction company in Anchorage to help support my girlfriend through cosmetology school. I am also planning to build a construction company of my own, building exclusively log cabins.

Thank You: My mom who has pushed me the whole way through and never gave up on me.  Thank you for raising me to be who I am today, and teaching me the ways of life. No amount of words could describe how grateful I am for you. Thank you.


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month! This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016:

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20

Samiuela Finau – Meet the CRSD Class of 2016

Finau SamiuelaName:  Samiuela Malanga He-Lotu Finau

Parent/Guardian Names:  Militoni & Toa Finau

Hometown Community:  Glennallen

Grades Attended in the CRSD:  Kindergarten through 12th Grade

CRSD School Currently Attending:  Glennallen School

Favorite Grade Level or Class:  6th Grade

Most Influential Educators:

Mr. Friendshuh  (Kenny Lake) – Mr. Friendshuh has always been a fun teacher to have and he’s really engaged and seeks to help students. He puts students first.

Mr. Popp – Mr. Popp likes to have fun in the shop everyday and is just constantly getting students to work on a project.  He talks about life and always gives advice.

Mrs. Yahr – Mrs. Yahr is my youth group teacher and is always willing to talk to students. She can be strict at times, but it’s part of her charm and I’ll never forget it.

Mr. Shumway – Mr. Shumway is a funny guy that really wants everyone to be engaged. He definitely cares for students and is helpful to all students.

Tim Hand – Working with Tim Hand over the past summers has been absolutely fun. He’s hilarious and likes to see success on anything.

David Krimmel – David Krimmel is just like Tim Hand. He enjoys having fun on the job and has some good stories that are worth listening to.

Mrs. McMahan – She’s been really supportive with the wrestling and is a very kind person to talk with.  She’s been with the school for awhile and has taught each of my siblings. She’s a great person in the community.

Toa Finau – My mom is strict on the job and at home, but it’s okay because it’s her job. She’s fun to talk with and listens, and she’s been super helpful and always tells us to put others before ourselves.

Most Enjoyable Aspect of Living in the Copper Valley:  The community

Advice for Younger CRSD Students:  Enjoy school, even though you might hate it. Have fun.

Plans After Graduation:  I am joining the United States Navy as a Master at Arms

Thank You:  I’m thankful that I live in a community where everyone supports each other. I’d like to just thank the community for their support, not to just me, but also for the entire class of 2016, but for the remaining and future students of Glennallen.


The Class of 2016 will be graduating in less than one month!   This edition of the Snippets is an invitation to join us in celebrating each individual graduate and their accomplishments.

Please plan to attend one of the graduation ceremonies to honor the Class of 2016: 

Kenny Lake School Graduation Ceremony – May 18

Slana School (K, 6th and 8th Grade Promotion) – May 19

Glennallen School Graduation Ceremony – May 20