CHS Choir at the Winter Concert. Photo by Susan Harding/for The Cordova Times

7 Cordova music students selected for all-state choirs

Cordova music students have distinguished themselves with their recent achievements, writes Chelsea Corrao.
Under the watchful eye of Coach Brad Sjostedt, center, the Lady Wolverines run lay-up drills at Cordova High School court. Photo courtesy of CHS

Young Lady Wolverines launch new season

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines launch the 2019-20 basketball season on the road against Palmer on Jan. 3-4, followed by SuValley on Jan. 5-6.
Steven Pallas lights up his Christmas tree with an ultraviolet torch. (Dec. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles students experiment with blacklight crafts

Crafts at Mt. Eccles Elementary School usually involve paste, glitter and construction paper. Friday, Dec. 20, a new ingredient was added: light.

Wolverines compete at regional robotics tournament

On Dec. 7, the CHS Wolverines Robotics teams traveled to Wasilla for the Alaska FIRST Technical Challenge Southcentral regional qualifiers, competing against 20 teams from central Alaska.

Cordova teens help younger kids craft DIY gifts

Cordova High schoolers helped Mt. Eccles Elementary students create handmade gifts for the holidays after school, Tuesday, Dec. 17.
Hydroponic seedlings. Photo courtesy of Teal Barmore

Sound Science: Hydroponics in our schools

Hydroponic seedlings. Photo courtesy of Teal BarmoreSecond grade students at Mt. Eccles Elementary shifted in their seats with wonder...
Back row: manager Trevor Dundas, assistant coach Lindsay Selmer, Inga Arvidson, Erika Galera, Asha Estes, Maya Russin, Gwethalyn Jacob, Andrea Vargas, Coach Janelle Greenwood, manager Christian Adams. Front row: Grace Collins, Jacey Pallas, Alana Esguerra, Amee Hamberger, Mia Siebenmorgen-Cresswell. Photo courtesy of Janelle Greenwood

Cordova volleyball squad finishes successful season

A young Cordova Wolverine volleyball team finished the season with an 8-4 conference record, and placed third at the regional playoffs at Cook Inlet Academy on Nov. 21-23.

CHS Robotics freshmen make first appearance

Last month the CHS Robotics freshman team attended their first competition on Nov. 23 at a Southcentral league meet to compete against 16 other teams from Anchorage, Wasilla, Kodiak and Seward.
Mt. Eccles Elementary School students attend the school’s first monthly character awards ceremony. (Oct. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles introduces character awards program

“As adults, we tend to use words like ‘respect’ like, ‘Be respectful! That was disrespectful!’ but without letting the kids know what that actually means,” Principal Gayle Groff said. “They’re going to have a lot better chance of being respectful if they understand what being respectful looks like.”
Cordova’s Vincent Nothstine, 30, and James Corales battle for a rebound in junior high basketball action against Valdez on Sept. 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Joe Prax/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Junior High boys sweep series with Valdez

The Cordova Junior High boys swept an exciting basketball series with the Valdez Huskies, writes Dick Shellhorn.

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