Student cadets from Lathrop and North Pole High School JROTC volunteered over 100 hours to review award nominations, select award recipients, serve food, present the color guard and present the awards for exemplary first responders at the fourth annual No One Left Behind Awards Banquet on Nov. 9.

Proceeds were donated to the Fairbanks Rescue Mission to provide homeless men, women and children three hot meals, clothes and a safe place to sleep.

Support from these generous sponsors made this student service learning project possible: Allstate — Terri Olsen, BP Exploration Alaska, Cold Spot for Healthy Pets, Doyon Limited, Grace Minder Realty, Kinross Fort Knox, MAC Federal Credit Union, Mt. McKinley Bank, North Pole Worship Center, The Turtle Club and Usibelli Coal Mine.

Additional support was provided by Alaska Photobooth Company, Alaska Universal Productions, The Banks Alehouse, Big Daddy’s BarB-Q, Bright Futures Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska, Fairbanks Children’s Museum, Fairbanks Volunteers in Policing, Frostbite Foods, Gold Dredge 8, Golden Heart Dog Tours, Healy Quilters Guild, Jackie of All Trades, Love INC of the Tanana Valley, North Pole Coffee Roasting Company, North Pole High School Culinary Arts Program, Northern Alaska Tour Company, The Odom Corporation, Paris Photographics, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, The Pump House, REI, Riverboat Discovery, Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service, staff from the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and the Fairbanks Rescue Mission.

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