Brighton Coggins hopes to pursue a major in Film Production as a college freshman next year. He plans to one day make LGBTQA+ action films and is currently working on a script about a transgender space rebel. He is a major activist in his town’s queer community, both founding and leading his school’s GSA. His main focuses are being queer/questioning in middle school, dealing with poverty as a queer youth, and receiving accurate sex education. Brighton received the Alaska Regional and Patricia Van Kirk Scholarships.