We think our town is beautiful, unique and friendly.
This project is a collaboration between Nome community members
and the students of Anvil City Science Academy. Together we
recorded and archived stories of our town through photos and sound.
We are the Anvil City Science Academy
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.
Thank you for visiting our multimedia website featuring interviews, photographs and stories from Nome, Alaska.
We collaborated with visiting artists Katie Basile and Erica Rudy,
who directed and designed this project through a grant from the
Artists in Schools program.
With the Production Support of our teachers:
Todd Hindman, Lisa Leeper and Teresa Gartung
we hope this site continues to grow, share, and reflect what
we all know and love about living in Nome.
Interviews of our 12 community members took place at KNOM radio station with our team of 5th and 6th Graders who spent a full day preparing questions.
After editing the audio down to roughly three minute clips, the 7th & 8th Graders took on the task of photographing each of our interviewees.
Students edited the stories to completion, incorporating both the photographs they took and images borrowed from the featured community members.
Finally, students were introduced to web and graphic design strategy.
Elements of their artwork and critical thinking is incorporated into the multimedia website you see today!
Resident Artist Note:
It is our belief that the story of a place
must be told through many voices.
We owe thanks to the interviewees who shared their experiences, knowledge, photographs and stories.
We are also grateful to the students and staff at Anvil City
Science Academy for their commitment to this project.
We hope that this website serves as a living archive to your
community and reflects the warmth, wisdom and welcome
that we experienced during our stay in Nome.
This project was made possible by the Artists in Schools Program.
Artists in Schools is a program of the Alaska State Council on the Arts,
which receives support from the Alaska State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and the Rasmuson Foundation.
Extra special thanks to:
Laura Lawrence, for writing the grant
Sherri Anderson, helping with gathering interviewees
Cynthia Olanna, helping with gathering interviewees
Staff at KNOM Radio
...and the teachers & parents of the
Anvil City Science Academy
Thank You for Inspiring Us: