ANCHORAGE, Alaska — August 23, 2021The Alaska Oil and Gas Association announces Anna DeVolld, age 16, of Soldotna, Alaska, as the winner of its annual $2,500 college scholarship.

DeVolld was selected for her impressive community involvement, as well as her response to AOGA’s essay question, which asked applicants to explain what role oil and gas will play in the future as renewable energy sources become more widely available.

Ms. DeVolld is a homeschooled eleventh grader within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. She created the award-winning educational program Promote Our Pollinators, which provides education about the need for healthy pollinators, especially bees. DeVolld also teaches ballet at Encore Dance Academy and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award two years in a row. Because of her love of art, photography, and writing, she plans to pursue a degree in communications.

DeVolld was selected by a panel with professional backgrounds in oil and gas and education. She will be formally recognized at AOGA’s annual conference on Jan. 12, 2022, in Anchorage.

AOGA is a professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Alaska for the benefit of all Alaskans. More information about the organization can be found at, on Facebook (AlaskaOilAndGas), or Twitter (@AOGA).

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