For Immediate Release
Gavin M Northey
Tatiana Wilson Receives 2020 AKSNA High School Graduation Award
KING SALMON, AK – MAY 19, 2020 – The Alaska School Nutrition Association congratulates Tatiana Wilson, the 2020 AKSNA High School Graduation Award Program recipient.
Wilson graduated May 9, 2020 from Bristol Bay Borough School in King Salmon, AK and plans to attend the University of Alaska Anchorage. Wilson is the daughter of Theresa Wilson, an AKSNA member and employee of the Lake and Peninsula School District.
Wilson wrote of two inspirational school nutrition professionals in her life, “These two women have shown me so much and are a real inspiration. They have shown me that even small gestures can brighten up someone else’s day. They have also shown me that even while struggling with your own problems you can take time out and show love and compassion for other people. I hope to be a strong and compassionate woman like these two women.”
About the AKSNA High School Graduation Program
The AKSNA High School Graduation Program was founded in the 2019-2020 school year to provide a one-time financial gift to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing postsecondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be a dependent of an active AKSNA member, receive a high school diploma or GED certificate, and be enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution. Applicants must submit a short essay on food insecurity, school meal programs, or an inspirational food service worker.
AKSNA is the state affiliate of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 58,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Recognized as the authority on school nutrition, SNA has been advancing the availability, quality and acceptance of school nutrition programs as an integral part of education since 1946.