Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, Sept. 25

Flagstaff Native American students honored

High school students (l-r): Tashena Singer, class vice-president; Raymond Kilpatrick, keynote speaker; Vanessa Yazzie, Miss Dookoosliid; senior Nicole A. Begay; Gates Millenium scholar Rhondale Tso; and Miss Hopi Tiffany Bahnimptewa (Photo by Gary Elthie).

High school students (l-r): Tashena Singer, class vice-president; Raymond Kilpatrick, keynote speaker; Vanessa Yazzie, Miss Dookoosliid; senior Nicole A. Begay; Gates Millenium scholar Rhondale Tso; and Miss Hopi Tiffany Bahnimptewa (Photo by Gary Elthie).

FLAGSTAFF-Native American students from throughout the Flagstaff Unified School District were honored on two separate days at the Dubois Center on the Northern Arizona University Campus.

On May 4, students from Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School and Sinagua High were honored with a trophy and certificate. The middle school students' honoring ceremony was held on May 9. These schools included Flagstaff Middle School, Mount Elden Middle School and Renaissance Magnet Middle School.

Students with a grade point average of 3.0 or above consistently for three consecutive grading periods, or approximately 3/4 of the school year were honored.

According to Josie Begay-James, Native American counselor at Flagstaff High School, Native American students make up about 25 percent of the student body district-wide. The awards ceremony has been an annual event since the early 1980s.

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