Meet Miss Girdwood 2020

Miss Girdwood, Elle Adkins

Elle is a UAA class of 2021 senior completing a degree in biology with a minor in outdoor leadership. Her platform centers around creating opportunities in outdoor recreation for those with disabilities, facing financial difficulties, or who may have never been exposed before. In the past 5 years she has partnered with the following organizations for over 300 hours of time volunteered: Challenge Alaska, UAA’s HPER department, the Anchorage School District, SheJumps, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, and the Southwest Alaska Avalanche Workshop (SAAW). Elle’s talent is acrobatic dance. After participating in dance from age 3-9, her focus switched to gymnastics where she spent 8 years competing at the club level. She has been the Eagle River High School gymnastics coach for the last 4 years. Talent is her favorite area of competition as it allows her to blend her dance and gymnastics backgrounds.