2011 Jr. Iditarod
Shameka Nelson, 17, began mushing when she was
seven years old, introduced to it by her
grandmother, Joanne. She ran the Jr. Iditarod in
2008 and 2009. This year in addition to the Jr.
Iditarod, she plans to run the Tustumena 100 and
the Willow 100. A junior at Homer High School,
Shameka participates in the school choir. She says
she enjoys hanging out with friends, driving, snow
machining and snowboarding. She is writing a
biography that she hopes to have published by
O magazine. Shes on page 300.
Shameka plans to attend college in a warm
climate and pursue a medical
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