LKSD All-Stars to compete at State NYO meet

The All Star Team for the Lower Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) has been determined at the conclusion of the LKSD District NYO Meet that took place in Nightmute this past weekend. Athletes were chosen to compete in 10 native youth olympics events at the state meet in Anchorage and will be representing their hometowns and LKSD. The LKSD All Stars are the 2022 NYO State Champions and will be looking to extend their title at NYO’s biggest end of season competition.

The state meet will take place at the Alaska Airlines Center April 20-23, 2023.

LKSD NYO All Stars and Events

Wrist Carry

Destiny Panruk, Chefornak

Robert Jimmy, Chefornak

One Foot High Kick

Cherish Carson, Nightmute

Daylon Brown, Quinhagak

Two Foot High Kick

Nikki Erik, Chefornak

Evon Phillip, Kwigillingok

Alaskan High Kick

Katya Carl, Kwigillingok

Daylon Brown, Quinhagak

One Arm Reach

Destiny Panruk, Chefornak

Andrew Paul, Kipnuk

Seal Hop

Shawna Paul, Kipnuk

Devon Mann, Kipnuk

Eskimo Stick Pull

Cherish Carson, Nightmute

Carson John, Kwigillingok

Indian Stick Pull

Johnelle Smith, Tuntutuliak

Evon Phillip, Quinhagak

Kneel Jump

Nikki Erik, Chefornak

Lebron Walter, Chefornak

Scissor Broad Jump

Nikki Erik, Chefornak

Ashton White, Tuntutuliak


Coaches and chaperones for the team will be Paul J. Paul of Kipnuk, Tommy J. Andrew of Kwigillingok, Robert Panruk of Chefornak, Fannie S. Phillip of Kongiganak, and LKSD Student Activities Director Sharon L. Wegner of Bethel.


  1. Carson John who is competing for Eskimo stick pull, is from Kwigillingok, not Quinhagak.

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