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By Frances C. Natkong


May 31, 2007

Congratulations to Joseph Sanderson of Hydaburg, Alaska for graduating from Hydaburg High School with high honors as Valedictorian of his senior class. Joseph's dream is to become a doctor and to come back to Hydaburg and work for his people. Joseph has joined the Navy and will be a hospital corpsman. He reports for duty in September. Joseph is an apprentice for the Haida Language Program, he's gone to Chicago for the Lead America Medicine and Healthcare, he's attended the Ethel Lund VHOP Program in Sitka, Alaska, he's got various certificates in scuba diving, he's active in the local EMS Squad, and search and rescue for POW, he graduated from the Prince of Wales Construction Academy in Klawock, Alaska, (where he attended high school for his junior year), he's been on Klawock's high school basketball team, playing basketball his freshman year for Hydaburg high school, and many more accomplishments throughout his growing up years.

We are very proud of Joseph and we know he will succeed. He's continued to keep his eye on his goal despite a few stumbling blocks in his way (none of his own making) and has become a stronger person for it. Just when we think we can't be prouder of this fine young man, he does something else to make us prouder. Although we will miss him when he goes to the Navy we know he will return home and once again serve the community of Hydaburg. We love you very much grandson!

Frances C. Natkong
Hydaburg, AK

Received May 30, 2007 - Published May 31, 2007

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