Gabriel Nummer, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Alaska Representative
I am Gabriel Nummer from Kodiak, Alaska. I take an active role in Student Council, where I currently hold the position of Secretary. Last year I was the class President. I participate in several sports including Cross Country, Track and Field, and Wrestling. I have been wrestling since kindergarten and consider it my favorite sport. Last season I placed third, fourth, and fifth place respectively in State Greco-Roman, Freestyle, and Folkstyle tournaments. This past summer I was recommended by my science teacher to participate in an eight-day Marine Stewardship Expedition hosted by Alaska Geographic. I was selected as one of eight students from around the state to embark on a unique conservation effort aboard the M/V Babkin, which took us throughout Prince William Sound.
I contribute to my community in several ways. For the past year I have participated in the Teen Court program as a Teen Attorney. Furthermore, I volunteered to assist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Youth Leadership Program where I spent two weeks helping out with the local Salmon Camp program. Additionally, last summer I received a four-week internship with the Alutiiq Museum of Kodiak to excavate an ancient archeological site. I helped to locate and preserve many historical artifacts left behind thousands of years ago.
I graduated from the D.A.R.E. program as a 5th grader, instructed by Officer Jeff Holden. As the D.A.R.E. Youth Advisor for my state, I will embrace the opportunity to further contribute to my community and extend my service to the state and nation. I look forward to the honor of representing the State of Alaska.