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SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

| April 8, 2019
SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

Coconino County is excited to announce our SOAR (Success, Opportunity, and Readiness) Summer Youth Employment program. Are you interested in learning about and engaging in non-profit, local government, and public service careers? Are you in need of career building skills and exposure to the workforce?This is the opportunity for you!

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Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

| April 2, 2019
Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

On March 25, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Higher Education Grant within the Bureau of Indian Education’s FY 2020 budget request.“The Higher Education Grant is a huge benefit for thousands of Navajo students each year and for the future of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “It’s very disappointing that these funds continue to come under threat by this administration. We will look to our leaders in the House and Senate to restore these funds during the budget process.”

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CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

| April 2, 2019
CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

Coconino High school’s robotics team, the Coconuts, traveled to California to receive an engineering inspiration award granted by NASA. The team won this award for motivating others in STEM education. Later this month the team will be traveling to Houston to compete with other robotics students from around the world.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

| March 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Maggie McCorkle’ of Sinagua Middle School

Teacher of the week, Maggie McCorkle, leads a classroom that is based on honesty and transparency to create a positive culture at Sinagua Middle School. She became a teacher so she could be there for people, by giving them knowledge or emotional support. She wants to create an environment where students are comfortable.

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FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

| March 5, 2019
FALA, Thomas Elementary teachers take top educator honors at 2019 Viola Awards

Rich Krueger of the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) received the Excellence of Science Award during the 2019 Viola Awards, presented March 2 at the High Country Conference Center. Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff received the Excellence in Arts Education Award. 

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

| February 26, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

Molly Joralmon, a special needs teacher at Sinagua Middle School, makes an efforts to encourage and inspire her students. Joralmon’s classroom includes a kitchen, where students can learn how to cook and create, as a part of the schools Living Skills program. Joralmon says that no matter what challenges a student has, they can always have the chance to learn. Carol Sharpe, Molly’s co-teacher, regards Molly as a good teacher as well as good friend.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

| February 19, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Kathy Marron’

For our first Teacher of the Week this year, we profile Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary. Marron tells us the key to a successful art class lies in the balance between creativity and organization. Her students say Marron’s enthusiasm also plays a big role.

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Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

| February 18, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance: We Are Hiring an Executive and Development Assistant

Children’s Action Alliance is hiring an executive and development assistant.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who will provide support to CAA’s management team and staff.

The job description can be found on our website and we encourage you to share with others who may be qualified.

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CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

| February 12, 2019
CocoNuts host AZ and NM Robotics Championship

The Coconino High School CocoNuts will host the Arizona and New Mexico FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Northern Arizona University Fieldhouse. The event will feature 48 FIRST Tech Challenge Teams that have advanced from one of 11 qualifying tournaments that took place from November through February. The top teams from this Championship will advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20, 2019.

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Rook takes knight for science at CCC

| January 29, 2019
Rook takes knight for science at CCC

Shantia Nez, 12, seventh-grader from Kaibeto Boarding School, concentrated on her opponent’s move.

Bishop overpowered pawn.

“I like the curiosity of what’s going to happen next,” Nez said.

Nez was one of more than 70 players at the fifth annual Flagstaff All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament was an opportunity for girls and women across northern Arizona to test their chess skills and learn about the importance of women and minorities being involved in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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