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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Teen podcaster awarded scholarship for 'heroic' community impact


August 17, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Junior Mia Wiederspohn was selected as one of six Alaska teens to receive the Summer of Heroes scholarship for her efforts to share the Tlingit language and culture, and for her positive work within the school.

A "hero" walks among us.

Junior Mia Wiederspohn has been selected as one of six Alaska teenagers to receive a scholarship through the Summer of Heroes program.

The program each year recognizes teens who are making positive impacts in their communities. Wiederspohn was selected because of her efforts to keep the Tlingit language and culture alive through radio broadcasts and podcasts and for her work in the high school BASE (Building a Supportive Environment) program.

Wiederspohn, 15, was awarded $1,500 to go toward her continuing education, which she has mapped out.

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