“We started working on the project on July 8. We are preparing the roads to be paved. I am working with Drake Construction out of Kotzebue and Knik Construction will be coming in to do the paving. This is my first time working with them. I think it’s pretty cool the roads will be paved here. I just graduated from high school this year and I will be going to UAA (University of Alaska-Anchorage) this fall. I will be studying nursing.”
— Hillary Sinnok is Iñupiaq and lives in Shishmaref, Alaska.