Drumming and singing led by Brenda Louise takes place as the eagle and killer whale sculpture is unveiled in front of the Rae C. Stedman
Elementary School. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)

A wooden sculpture of an eagle and killer whale was presented to the Rae C. Stedman Elementary School in Petersburg, Sept 19. The sculpture has been erected in front of the school in the rock garden. The eagle is the school’s mascot and the sculpture stands a person and a half tall.

The sculpture was carved by visiting school psychologist Denny Leak with help from former Petersburg High School student, George Skeek. Skeek wasn’t able to attend the dedication but Leak talked about the sculpture.

At the dedication ceremony, Principal Heather Conn addressed the crowd.

Tlingit Drumming and storytelling was led by Brenda Louise.


KFSK’s Angela Denning was at the event and created this audio postcard:

Visiting school psychologist and wood carver, Dennis Leak, stands next to his sculpture along with Cyndy Fry with the school district’s special education department. Leak carved the eagle and former high school student, George Skeek, carved the killer whale. Cyndy Fry coordinated the carving project and donated the tree. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)