Teen podcaster awarded scholarship for 'heroic' community impact
August 17, 2022
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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