The Alaska Teen Media Institute's Tonei Glavinic is the recipient of a third place in education reporting award from the Alaska Press Club for his story on Gay-Straight Alliances. He competed with adult media professionals for the honor.
Glavinic gives an overview of GSA clubs in Anchorage high schools, which have been successful in making high school a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth can be safe and be themselves.
Judges comments: "This story effectively uses the voices of students, a club advisor and others to give listeners an explanation of gay-straight alliance clubs in Anchorage high schools. A good mix of interviews, including comments from a former student, provides insight. Nice work on a sensitive topic." -Robert A. Frahm