HOLBROOK, Ariz. - Holbrook High School Navajo Language students victoriously participated in the Phoenix Foreign Language Competition on April 4. The schools that competed were all from the Phoenix area, including Carl Hayden Community High School, Central High School, North High School and South Mountain High School. They are all part of the Phoenix Union High School District.
Holbrook was the only non-PUHSD school. The students competed in Spanish, French, and Navajo. There were 170 student participants in this year's competition. This was the 20th anniversary of the event. This year, our students did not travel to Phoenix. They instead participated in making commercial videos and short stories.
Holbrook won the Honorable Mention trophy for the second year in a row. The winners in the Short Stories category for Navajo Language II were: Alice Robertson, first place; Bobbie Morris, second place; and Celena Monroe, third place.
In the Videos category, the winners were: "Ty Murray's Buckle" - Tony Begay, Pernell Billie, Robertson Gorman, Duane Kelly and Dennicio Luna, first place. Two groups tied for second place: "Instant Navajo Fry Bread" - Lynatara Attakai, Jordon Goldtooth, Nathanial Manygoats, Warren Stewart
and "Gatorade" - Bryan Bailey, Sam Glasses, Tamara Tom and Nadine Yazzie. Third place went to "Eye Drops" - Lyndruana Begay, Jeremiah Dale, Shelby Morris, Dwight Wayne and Samantha Yazzie.
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