Congratulations to our 2017 raffle winners!

The prize winners were as follows: 

  • Alaska Airlines Prize Package: Carol May
  • BP Prize Package: Mike Barnhill
  • GCI Prize Package: Donna Platz
  • ACS Prize Package: Erica Feldmann

The FIRST/JEDC raffle raised $16,870 to support STEM robotics programs statewide. The top sellers were the Thunder Mountain High School team, who raised $1,295 for their program, with the Bethel Robotics team a close second, raising $1,290.

JEDC thanks the strong corporate sponsorship of our STEM programming and many volunteers that allow the program to reach communities and schools throughout Alaska, as well as the many supporters of the FIRST/JEDC raffle.

Special thanks to BP, Alaska Airlines, GCI and Alaska Communications for their incredible support in developing Alaskan talent.


We would like to thank the many sponsors, contributors and parnters who have helped us make an impact on over 2000 Alaskan youth this year. In addition to financial contributions, companies and organizations around the state have donated hundreds of employee volunteer hours and other inkind contributions that make FIRST programs possible. These companies have a shared belief in the FIRST mission and its values of teamwork, Gracious Professionalism, and the pursuit of science and technology excellence. Their generosity makes it possible for us to expand our reach to ever more young people, teachers, mentors, business and technology leaders, schools and entire communities. THANK YOU!


Sponsor Photo


Representatives from Alaska Communications, GCI, Alaska Airlines, and BP accept their sponsor plaques and cheer on our teams at the 2015 World Class Alaska Robot Rendezvous.


Statewide Sponsors

Special thanks to our statewide sponsors (listed in the sidebar) for their generous support for FIRST in Alaska!

Local Sponsors

City and Borough of Juneau

Corporate Challenge Participants:

​Individual Donors

  • James & Kelly Noble

Partner Organizations

Girl Scouts of Alaska

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Anchorage

The Anchorage Museum

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska

Partner School Districts

These school districts support district-wide FIRST activities. There are additional schools and afterschool programs that offer FIRST programs around the state.

Anchorage School District 

Fairbanks School District

Juneau School District

Lower Kuksokwim School District

North Slope Borough School District