"My favorite sport is NYO because you get to embrace different cultures, learn about your own culture, and build a family with the different communities. And my favorite event is the Alaskan High Kick because it challenges my inner strength and focus more than my physical capabilities."
Katlyn had the honor of being crowned as the 2021 Miss Teen Arctic Circle. She just left home for college and will be studying marine biology in Hawaii. She grew up between Kotzebue & Nome and is a part of the Smith & Norton families in the Northwest Arctic.
Favorite Color: Ocean and seal skin colors, blue, white, light and dark brown
Favorite Native Food: Akutaq (Inupiaq ice cream), Ugruk paniqtaq (dried seal) with seal oil
Favorite Activities: Cheerleading, swimming, NYO, spirit club, student council, youth city council, National Honors Society and
Nome youth court
Favorite Cultural Activities: Berry picking
FULL EPISODE WILL BE RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8