February 28, 2005
Alaska Governor Murkowski recently accepted a gift from Ethan Cook, a 14 year old student from Thorne Bay. Cook was invited by the White House to take part in the Presidential Inauguration as a result of his participation in the Presidential Youth Leadership Conference.
The conference organizer, LeadAmerica, forwarded Cook's name to the White House for consideration. Cook, pictured here at the Governors office, presented a poster to Governor Murkowski which he created using many of the photos he took while traveling in Washington D.C.
The governor's office provided financial support for boarding and per diem expenses while Cook was in Washington, D.C.
Cook is on track to complete
all courses for high school graduation this year. He excels in
math computation and is active as a volunteer in his community.