Explore the stories that young people have shared with Children of the Spills. 

Please click on a name to learn more about that person and his or her story.  The first stories are all related to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill that occurred in 1989 in Prince William Sound, Alaska.  The oil and effects reached communities as far away as Kodiak and Homer.  There are a few interviews with young people affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.  I will be adding more soon.  There are also drawings done by elementary students that focus on kids' hopes for healing and recovery in the Gulf.

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Makena O'Toole, Cordova, Alaska, Born 1985        Casey Moss, Homer, Alaska, Born 1983       Mike Mickelson, Cordova, Alaska, Born 1984


    Mya Howard, Cordova, Alaska, Born 1987                                  Erica Thompson                      Teacon Simeonoff, Akhiok, Alaska, Born 1974                                                                                                      Kodiak & Cordova, Alaska, Born 1983                      


      Malani Towle, Cordova, Alaska, Born 1984                            Thomasina Andersen                 Anjuli Grantham, Kodiak, Alaska, Born 1982                                                                                                                    Cordova, Alaska, Born 1981


 Laurel Hilts, Seldovia, Alaska, Born 1970         Elizabeth Kvasnikoff, Port Graham, Alaska, Born 1985                 Balika Haakanson                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kodiak & Uganik Bay Alaska, Born 1976


 Alberta & LaRita Laktonen, Born 1975 & 1977                            Micah Ess, Born 1980                                 Emma Williams (*pseudonym)

     Larsen Bay, Kodiak, & Anchorage, Alaska                Knight Island, Homer, & Cordova, Alaska          Born 1978, Cordova, Alaska & Oregon


Diana Riedel, Born 1982, Cordova, Alaska                                                                           



Dallas Folse, Cut Off, Louisiana, Born 1999         Brhian Mathieu, Raceland, Louisiana, Born 1998         Seth Sapia, Lockport, LA, Born 1999   


                         Kyla Billiot, Galliano, LA, Born 2000                                            Jazmen Gisclair and Kyle Williams, Galliano, LA


Drawings by kids from Lafourche Parish, LA           Drawings by kids at Celebrate the Gulf               More Celebrate the Gulf Drawings


  Sassafras LA: Ronnie Collins, Olivia Bourgeois, Caroline Guidry, and Alex Naquin        Kandi Dardar, Born 1997, Pointe-au-Chien, Louisiana                  Born 1994-1995, Galliano, Larose, and Cut Off, Louisiana


(Temporarily Unavailable) Born 1992, Grand Caillou/Dulac, Louisiana                                        Austin Dufrene & Scottie Smith                                                                                                                                                   Born 1996-1997, South Lafourche Parish, Louisiana                       


Paul Griffin, Born 1995, Larose, Louisiana    Toby Smith, Jr., Born 1995, Cut Off, Louisiana    Jaci Encarnacian, Born 1996, Cut Off, Louisiana  


Caitlyn Browne & Whitney Powell, Born 2000, Mobile & Irvington, Alabama