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TC grads shatter the academic glass ceiling

Tuba City — How do parents, teachers and administrators improve on an already successful student?

They support and encourage them, they participate in their student’s activities, they constantly look for new and exciting challenges for these students and allow them the opportunity make a choice in what career they have a passion for, then they let them go.

The month of May brings a lot of changes for graduating seniors. Tuba City High continues to be the first native school district to shatter the academic glass ceiling in the way of student success in many career areas.

Tuba City High School has the distinct honor of producing the first native doctorate from Harvard in administration, planning and social policy, the first native doctorate in school finance and educational administration. TCHS had the first native students to attend Stanford and Dartmouth, the first native student interns at Phillips Exeter, the first students to be inducted into the exclusive academic society of Phi Eta Sigma. It was the first school district to have a superintendent with a doctorate partnered with a research background in neuroscience, several first native students to win full four-year basketball and cross-country scholarships who now are a part of current teaching staff. TCHS had the first master’s student in art history and the largest producer of Chief Manuelito Scholars for any single school district.

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