Anna DeVolld

Busy as a bee, is how the saying goes.

In Anna DeVolld’s case, it’s busy on behalf of bees. The ninth-grade Soldotna homeschooler has been pouring her heart and time into a Promote Our Pollinators project to offer education about the importance of pollinators, increase their numbers and inspire the next generation to be good stewards of the environment.

“I love gardening. It’s one of my favorite things to do. And one day I was looking at my sunflowers and there was this clump of bees on there and I wondered, ‘Why were they there and what were they doing?’ So I did some research and I just fell in love with pollinators,” Anna said.

DeVolld placed third in the 2019 Caring for the Kenai competition and last week was announced as the President’s Environmental Youth Award winner for Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“I was super honored and, really, this was a community award. My idea started with Caring for the Kenai and the community has really embraced it,” she said.

Lemonade Day

Jun 11, 2018
Jenny Neyman/KDLL

June 9 was Lemonade Day on the central Kenai Peninsula, with over 30 young entrepreneurs operating their very own business for the day. KDLL visited with several stands in Soldotna:

Interviews and Lemonade Day stand locations:

Paxton and Silas, Key Bank

Ryder and Gunner, First American Title

Samuel, Sportsman’s Warehouse

Tenakee and Ryan, Wilderness Way

Raylee and Micah, Napa

Christopher and Kaden, Odie's

Ava and Zoe, Binkley Street

Aiden, 4D Building

Justine, Elise and Alana, Beemun's