Mt. Edgecumbe Student Honored at White House

An Alaska teenager will be honored at the White House Tomorrow. Teressa Baldwin is a senior at Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. She is one of 11 Native American Youth leaders who are being recognized as part of President Obama’s Champions of Change initiative. Baldwin started a non-profit called Hope For Alaska to work toward reducing the high rate of suicide among young Alaskans.

She told Lori Townsend she thought it was important to bring her message to a national audience.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.