Petersburg Student Wins Subsistence Student Art Contest

Last edited 4/27/2016

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