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By Brian Varela
Pilot writer 

Mitkof Middle School students place at Native Youth Olympic games


March 18, 2021

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Native Youth Olympic participants at Mitkof Middle School pose for a group photo early in the season. Back row from left to right: Becky Fisher, Heidi Brantuas, Evan Ware and Thomas Phillips Olsen. Front row front left to right: Mackenzie Snovell, Paige Hansen, Tanner Washke, Peter Joekay, Tyler Ward, Hunter VonWeller, Eli Anderson and Gunnar Washke. Not Pictured: Emmanuel Edwards, Nolan Lutomski, and Damon Bradford.

Three sixth graders at Mitkof Middle School have placed in the statewide 2021 virtual Native Youth Olympic games.

Elias Anderson placed first in the Seal Hop with a distance of 81 feet and 10 inches. He also took the bronze medal in the Two-Foot High Kick with a height of 52 inches. Gunner Washke also placed in the Seal Hop and secured himself the bronze medal with a distance of 48 feet and 5.25 inches. Paige Hansen finished third in the state for the girls Kneel Jump and took home the bronze medal.

"We've been just amazed at how well they've done," said Petersburg School District Activiti...

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