This month’s Student Spotlight is on Naomi Ahsoak! Naomi is an Iḷisaġvik freshman who took advantage of the Dual Credit program between the NSBSD and Iḷisaġvik College, while still in high school.
Naomi brings great credibility to her endorsement of this program. She earned 25.5 college credits while in high school and is now able to apply them to her dual majors of Iñupiat Studies and Early Childhood Education.
“It’s a lot of hard work but once you push through it, you’ll be glad you did it. There are a lot of challenges but if you stick through it, you’ll be glad.”, says Naomi.
According to Martha Stackhouse, Naomi’s academic advisor, “Naomi has been a tremendous role model for our high school students. We are hoping it will give them encouragement knowing that if Naomi can do it, so can they.”