Hopi High Color Guard participates in Adequate Yearly Progress awards program

The Hopi High JROTC Color Guard posts colors at the Bureau of Indian Education.

The Hopi High JROTC Color Guard posts colors at the Bureau of Indian Education.

SCOTTSDALE - On March 24, the Hopi High School JROTC Color Guard team departed Hopi High School to present the colors at Fort McDowell. During the ceremony, approximately 50 Native American schools were recognized by the Bureau of Indian Education for giving their students the best education possible. Several schools made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for more than five years.

Education Line Officers received awards for schools that were no able to attend due to travel distances across the United States. Representing Hopi Jr./Sr. High School were Principals Glenn Gilman and Albert Sinquah. The individuals presenting the awards from the Bureau of Indian Education were Majel Russell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs; Jim Hastings and Bart Stevens.

After retiring the colors the Color Guard members returned back to the Hopi Reservation that night.

Hopi High participates in Sinagua High Schools Raider and Academic Challenge

FLAGSTAFF - On Saturday March 29, the Hopi JROTC Raiders team participated in a meet at Sinagua High School. There were five schools altogether: Hopi High School, Sinagua High School, Chinle High School, Skyline High School and Red Mesa High School.

The events for the day included the cadets doing pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, a one-mile relay with a rifle, litter carry, and tug-of-war. Not only was Sinagua hosting a Raiders meet but also an Academic Challenge. Eleven Hopi High cadets competed that day; there were three males and eight females.

Even though the Hopi High cadets did not place that day, they had fun participating with the other schools. Before the meet, the coach of the Raiders team Sgt. First Class Nance told the cadets, "No matter what the outcome, the only thing is that you have fun."

The cadets' next big event will be their Military Ball, which will be held in May.

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