Today’s Special Occasion: Alaska Day

It's October 18, and each year our friends in Alaska celebrate today as Alaska Day since it was on this date in 1867 that the United States officially took possession of the Alaskan Territory after purchasing it from Russia for the bargain price of $7.2 million.  We are grateful to have wonderful relationships with schools and students in our 49th state and have enjoyed visiting Alaska for counselor conventions and other meetings with school officials.  Be sure to check this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages often to see where we are headed next.