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Nome Beltz High School Graduates Celebrate with Parade and Ceremony

Residents lined the streets of Nome as a cacophony of sirens, honks, and cheers filled the air. The slow procession of nearly 50 vehicles has become an annual tradition in Nome, when COVID-19 forced the city to practice social distancing back in 2020. Nome Beltz graduates rode in elaborately decorated cars and sat in chairs […]

Nome, Kotzebue Competitive Against NW Arctic Schools in Native Youth Olympics Meet

Aucha Johnson of Unalakleet two-foot high-kicking at BSSD's NYO tournament in Gambell. Photo Credit: KNOM (2014)

Nome athletes Kastyn Lie and Amber Gray took first in events like the Girls Seal Hop, the Kneel Jump, and the Two-foot High Kick. Kotzebue’s Zaida Baldwin and Ayianna Browning qualified for the State competition in the Indian Stick Pull and the One Handed Reach, respectively. The State Native Youth Olympics competition is scheduled for April 26-28 in Anchorage.

Nome Schools May Find Funds for Music and Librarian

Superintendent Shawn Arnold discusses the Nome Public Schools fiscal year-19 draft budget at a public budget meeting (Photo: Gabe Colombo, KNOM)

Superintendent Shawn Arnold says the savings from retiring long-time teachers’ higher salaries could keep the music program off the chopping block. As for the librarian, he says: talk to your elected officials.

Nanooks Basketball Returns to the Court This Weekend

Nanooks girls, in white, play against Delta-Greely, in green, on the Nome-Beltz court

School starts again today for Nome Public Schools. That also means it’s back to the court for Nome-Beltz Basketball. Both boys and girls teams return to action after the holiday break with the Subway Showdown this weekend.

Nanooks Wrestlers Qualify for State Tournament

Red-haired Aaron Rose, in a purple-and-white suit, wrestles on top of a competitor from Bethel, in a yellow suit, on a purple mat

The Nome-Beltz Nanooks wrestling team hosted schools from around the region for the Northern Conference Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. The top two wrestlers in each weight class qualified for the 1A/2A/3A State Wrestling Tournament.