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Story Last modified at 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kira Anderson

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Anderson raised $5,000 to spend two and half months in Uganda teaching life skills to the underprivileged.

Hometown: Chugiak

In the Spotlight because: Anderson received the Spirit of Youth Award in the Service to Community category. She and other winners will be honored at the Spirit of Youth Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 19 in Anchorage.

Anderson raised $5,000 to spend two and half months in Uganda teaching life skills to the underprivileged. On a local level, she was concerned by the amount of recyclable paper she saw in classroom trashcans. She researched and successfully campaigned for a school recycling program.

The mission of Spirit of Youth is to promote, create and recognize positive youth involvement in local communities. To learn more, nominate a youth or purchase tickets to the annual awards banquet, visit www.spiritofyouth.org

Do you or does someone you know deserve a Spotlight spot? Please fill out Spotlight form under the "Community" tab at www.alaskastar.com.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

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