Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Fri, Feb. 28

St. Michaels announces 60th graduating class

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Salutatorian Karen Lee (left) and Valedictorian Jason Curley of the St. Michael High School Class of 2009.

<i>Courtesy photo</i><br> Salutatorian Karen Lee (left) and Valedictorian Jason Curley of the St. Michael High School Class of 2009.

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. - St. Michael High School is proud to announce the graduates and awards recipients of it's 60th graduating class.

Karen Lee is the salutatorian of the Class of 2009. She graduates with a cumulative grade point average of 3.85. Karen lives in Lupton with her parents Dolores and Melvin Lee and her two brothers. She plans to attend Arizona State University and major in Business Communications.

Graduating with a 3.96 cumulative grade point average, Jason Alfred Curley is the valedictorian of the Class of 2009. A resident of Ganado, Jason is the son of Yolanda Curley and the late Henry Curley and the stepson of Peter Lincoln. He has one older sister. Jason will attend Dartmouth and plans to major in Native American Studies or Political Science.

Candidates for high school diplomas, in alphabetical order, are: Kyle Anderson, Autumn Arviso, Raquel Bahe, Shelby Begay, Stacey Ben, Rainer Bitsuie, Emma Boisselle, William Bradley, Jason Curley, Tamika Day, Derek Deswood, Shoshana Garnenez, Simone Gorman, Cheyenne Herrera, Marques Herrera, Kayliene Hoskie, Alisha Hubbell, Reuben Hubbell, Staci Hunt, Ashley Jake, Kyra John, Janeen Lee, Karen Lee, Virgil Lee, Jericho Montano, Cheyenne Moore, Darrell Natonabah, Charity Sam, Cherish Seaton, Lathaniel Slim, Louisa Smith, Ty Smith, Brent Tsosie, Kyle Tsosie, Leighana Tsosie, Ammeretta Wallace, Dee Weber, Tasheena Wilson, and Jaime Yazzie.

Stacey Ben and Jason Curley were recipients of the Melinda Shepherd Memorial Scholarship. The Sister Katherine Barrett Award was presented to Karen Lee. Cherish Seaton received the Sister Mary Honora Award and Jason Curley was the recipient of the Saint Katharine Drexel Award.

St. Michael Indian School provides students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to Native heritage, teaches leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.

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