Petersburg Student Wins Subsistence Student Art Contest


Contact: Andrea Medeiros, 907-786-3674
ANCHORAGE – Diane Murph, 17, of Petersburg is the winner of the Federal Subsistence Management Program’s subsistence student art contest. In Diane’s colorful illustration, her humor shines through with her depiction of a little fish wondering what to do with the fish hook in front of it, as the bait slinks back up the fishing line. Her work will serve as the cover art for the 2013-2015 federal subsistence fishing regulations book. Diane will receive art supplies in recognition of her work.

Students from several Alaska communities entered the contest. The artwork was judged by the chairs of the Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils and Federal Subsistence Board members during the January 22-24 Board meeting in Anchorage.

In addition to the grand prize winner, 24 students will receive honorable mention certificates for their work.

They are:

Grades K-2

Nicole Katchatag, Golovin
Angelika De Leon, Sitka
Arvie Matalang, Sitka
Gracie Carrick, Golovin
Matthew Read, Fairbanks
Yaretzi Macias, Sitka
Ardel Wilkinson, Sitka

Grades 3-5

Rodney Lee, Cantwell
Skye Lewis, Golovin
Carolina Acosta, Sitka
David Brown, Golovin
Rachel Cockman, Cantwell
Melvin Amaktoolik, Golovin

Grades 9-12

Dylan Burney, Cantwell
Tvetene Carlson, Cantwell
Kiana Arlson, Cantwell
Lukus Lee, Cantwell
Ilene Fernandez, Sitka
Amanda Norbert, Koliganek
Ronna Henry, Stebbins
Makenzie Olson, Port Alsworth
Tracy Snowball, Stebbins
Michael Bekeris, Sitka
Deborah Marie Brooks, Cantwell

Congratulations and thanks to all of the students who entered the contest! Print-quality scans of artwork are available upon request. Additional information on the Federal Subsistence Management Program can be found on the web at