Valentina Tsosie, a senior at Greyhills Academy High School, has placed first in the 3A North in the High Jump category, track and field.
Tsosie placed first in high jump at the Monument Valley Relay Meet in Kayenta and the Chinle Invitation Meet in Chinle. She also placed third in long jump and led her team to fifth place in the 4xl00 relay race in Kayenta. Tsosie specializes in the high jump, long jump, l00 mm hurdles, and does a little running in the 800 meter, 400 meter, and on the 4xl00 relay team.
On April 8, she placed first in the high jump at the Page Invitational, third in the long jump and 4th in the 300 meter hurdles.
On April 12 at the Winslow Track meet, she placed first in the high jump, third in the long jump and third in the 300 meter hurdles.
Tsosie also recently received the 3A basketball Enchantment All-Tourney and Honorable Mention. She was also named one of the 1999-2000 Top 15 All-Stars from the Navajo Times. Tsosie will be traveling with the Tour of Legends through out April and May.
Presently, she is the Student Council President at Greyhills, a National Honor Society member, on the newspaper staff, and a former Miss Greyhills Runner Up. She was also crowned Homecoming Queen with Daniel Esplin. With a GPA of 3.3 , she is ranked 8th in her senior class. She is born for the Edge Water People and Salt. Her grandfather’s clan is Coyote Pass and her grandmother’s clan is Black Sheep.
Tsosie will be attending the University of Arizona, majoring in Chemistry, to become a medical doctor. She says, “ Greyhills gave me the opportunity to accomplish my academic and athletic goals.
“No matter what happens through out life’s struggle of teens, anything is possible. Don’t give up.”
Tsosie is the daughter of Charlotte and Clark Tsosie from Kayenta.