Alaska Life

Meet the winner of the Yup’ik Spelling Bee

The winner of the Yup’ik Spelling Bee for Beginners, Nurataaq (Mathias Phillip) from Tuluksak School, Yupiit School District, demonstrates the spelling skills that made him a champion Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Bob Hallinen

Bob Hallinen has been a photojournalist in Alaska since the 1980s and has traveled extensively all over the state. He retired from the ADN in November 2018 after 33 years at the newspaper.