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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Senior gets dressed up and fired up for graduation project


March 22, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Senior Ethan Blatchley will turn to his graduation project, helping conduct fire safety presentations to elementary school students, now that his high school sports career is completed.

Vying for state titles in three different sports is behind him, but Ethan Blatchley still has to blaze a trail to finish his senior project before he graduates.

And though training and competing in cross country, wrestling and basketball might have been challenging, he faces his biggest challenge yet: Dressing up like a dalmatian and teaching fire safety to kids. There is no medal for this kind of bravery.

Blatchley will aid the Wrangell Fire Department in its annual safety training for elementary school students while wearing the Sparky the Dog costume. Sparky is the mascot for the Nationa...

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