Kris Capps


Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at, in the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.

Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker encouraged sixth-graders at Healy’s Tri-Valley School to participate in the essay contest by visiting their classroom and giving them a sense of his everyday job.

So he pushed, cajoled and strongly encouraged students in his AP calculus class to practice solving Algebra CLEP problems. The end result? All 14 students passed the Algebra CLEP exam and received college credit.

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