A young lady from Ikelau, Koror, Ms. Kelli Mirair Rdechor, was the sole awardee of the Academic Excellence Award from Alaska Military Youth Academy out of over 100 students. Her proud parents Jane Iyar and Gaylord Rdechor were present to witness her success at the 2018 graduation exercise.
Ms. Rdechor struggled through high school in Palau and moved to Alaska to join her brothers about a year ago according to Ikelau Legislator Vann Isaac. [restrict]
She then has proven herself an outstanding student, excelling in all her classes to gain the coveted award of Academic Excellence.
Ms. Rdechor has recently signed up with the United States Military Marines.
According to online information on Alaska Military Youth Academy’s (AMYA), one of 35 award-winning programs nationwide, was established as a community-based program that leads, trains, and mentors 16 to 18 year old Alaskans who have left high school without receiving a credential. AMYA is regionally accredited by AdvancED-Northwest Accreditation Commission, and is located on Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson (JBER). AMYA provides a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free learning environment. (L.N. Reklai)[/restrict]