Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Tue, Sept. 28

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians make donation to TC High senior class
Hopi tribal member Jacob Coin facilitates donation to his former high school

Hopi Tribal member Jacob Coin (second from right) stands with Tuba City High’s Class of 2007 class officers after making a donation to the class on hehalf of the San Miguel Band of Mission Indians (Photo by Rosanda Suetopka Thayer/TCUSD).

Hopi Tribal member Jacob Coin (second from right) stands with Tuba City High’s Class of 2007 class officers after making a donation to the class on hehalf of the San Miguel Band of Mission Indians (Photo by Rosanda Suetopka Thayer/TCUSD).

TUBA CITY-Jacob Coin, Director of Public Affairs for the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians in California, was a direct catalyst and facilitator for a large monetary donation to the 2007 Tuba City High School graduating class totaling $32,000.

Coin, a Tuba City High alumnus, currently holds a post with the San Miguel Band as its public affairs officer.

In that capacity, Coin was able to pitch a successful request to their board to help support the senior trip to Hawaii for TC High Seniors. This enabled the students to experience a once in a lifetime cultural exchange and reward for their excellent academic achievements over the past four years.

Coin's daughter, Miranda is one of the TC High School's senior class co-sponsors and she, along with fellow co-sponsor Greg McQuade, were looking at several ways to help finance the senior trip.

Coin's true Native community support enabled the TCHS seniors to fly to Hawaii and enjoy the sun, culture, history and the hospitality of the Hawaiian people.

A special recognition plaque was given to Coin at the 2007 graduation ceremony held May 26 at the Warrior Pavilion by the senior class officers: LaKota Scott, President; Corey Hudson, Vice President; Ashley Brown, Secretary and Jordan Begay, Treasurer.

For more information about TCUSD call the Office of Public Relations at (928) 283-1185.

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