Fairbanks is a Home Rule City in and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. According to 2009 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 35,252, and the Fairbanks metropolitan area's population was 97,970.
Fairbanks is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the oldest college in Alaska.
The median income for a household in the city was $40,577, and the median income for a family was $46,785. Males had a median income of $30,539 versus $26,577 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,814. About 7.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
Fairbanks is also home to the Yukon Quest, an international 1,000 mile sled dog race that is considered one of the toughest in the world. In 2010, the Yukon Quest will start in Fairbanks on February 6. The race alternates its starting and finishing points each year between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon.
Fairbanks' climate has long, bitterly cold winters, and short, warm summers, in which much of the annual precipitation falls. In Fairbanks, winter lasts from late September/early October until late April/early May. October through January are the snowiest, and snow is limited from February to May. On average, the season's first snow falls in Fairbanks in September.
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Academic Cultural Technological & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) - Category: Community Services - ACT-SO is a year-long enrichment program designed to mobilize, recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American and Hispanic high school students.The ACT-SO program centers around the dedication and commitment of community volunteers, educators, and business leaders to serve as mentors and coaches to promote academic and artistic excellence among these students.
Students may chose from twenty-seven (27) different competition categories. Annual local competitions are held in every city across the nation that has an NAACP Branch and an ACT-SO program. The highest ranking gold medalist of each city then have the opportunity to compete on the national scale for scholarships, monetary matching funds, gold, silver, or bronze medals, as well as engage in life changing networking opportunities, and travel! Each year the National ACT-SO Competition is hosted in a different major metropolis where the best and the brightest compete. Throughout the program, the students can forge life-long lasting relationships with mentors and peers that propel them into a continuous spirit of excellence!
ACT-SO is open to high school students of African and Hispanic descent, who are United States citizens and amateurs in the ACT-SO competition categories:
Category Sciences: Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine & Health, Physics.
Category Humanities: Music Composition, Original Essay, Playwriting, Poetry, Performing Arts, Dance, Dramatics, Music Instrumental/Classical, Music Instrumental/ Contemporary, Music Vocal/Classical, Music Vocal /Contemporary, Oratory.
Category Visual Arts: Architecture, Drawing, Filmmaking, Painting, Photography, Sculpture.
Category Business: Entrepreneurship.
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Category: Community Services - WELCOME TO THE NAACP founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
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Middle school and high school students in Fairbanks, Alaska, are taking part in African American Leadership Conferences.
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