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Seawolves rebound queen heads for graduation

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For Sierra Afoa, school and sports have always been intertwined. Her coach/referee father Stan and her mom, Sarah - a two-sport athlete for the Seawolves, with two UAA education degrees - stressed that balance early. On Sunday afternoons, while Sarah graded homework in her classroom at Gladys Wood Elementary, the Afoa kids shot hoops in the school gym. Academics and athletics have been interconnected from the start.

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Moving from addiction toward a social work degree: 'I'm a force to be reckoned with'

 |  Tracy Kalytiak  |  ,

Five years ago, Eva Gregg was in the process of divorcing her husband. She was 45, and had recently moved from her parents' into an apartment near O'Malley and Elmore roads."I had a window that looked over to O'Malley," she said. There, in a pensive moment, she had an epiphany: "I survived 30 years of alcoholism and drug addiction so I could help other people. I asked myself, 'How can I help them?'"