Northern Arizona Native American Foundation awards scholarship

Josie Begay-James (left), Native American Counselor at Flagstaff High School, Yadira Caballero, and Constance Benally, a TNANAF Board Member at the scholarship presentation (Courtesy photo).

Josie Begay-James (left), Native American Counselor at Flagstaff High School, Yadira Caballero, and Constance Benally, a TNANAF Board Member at the scholarship presentation (Courtesy photo).

FLAGSTAFF-The Northern Arizona Native American Foundation (NANAF), which is based in Flagstaff, recently selected Yadira Caballero as its annual scholarship recipient. On Wednesday, May 30 at a Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory function at Fort Tuthill County Park, Caballero received her $2,000 scholarship check from Brian Buckley, NANAF executive director, and Constance Benally, a NANAF board member.

Caballero recently graduated from Flagstaff High School. She will attend the University of Arizona in Tucson this fall where she plans to major in business and finance.

Caballero, daughter of Bertha Webb of Grand Canyon, graduated with a 3.4 GPA. Her Navajo language teacher, Loren Hudson commented, "Yadira shows great potential and is very determined when it comes to academics. She succeeds in all she does and is a positive figure in her community and among her peers."

An athlete on the cross country and basketabll teams, Caballero also was chosen to attend the National Young Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. last summer.

Applications for the scholarship were sent to Sinagua High School, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, Tuba City High School, Hopi High School, and to the Havasupai Tribe. For more information about NANAF, contact Brian Buckley at dolanbuckley@yahoo.com.

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