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Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 5, 2022

Recent Coconino High School graduate, Oscar Landa Samano, finished third place in the 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Championship earlier this month and he received $5,000 as his prize. … In March, Samano placed in the top three in the statewide competition which allowed him to advance to the national  finals which was held virtually.

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Education Spotlight —  Joan McCoy Achieves National Board Certification. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Joan McCoy Achieves National Board Certification. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 18, 2022

Congratulations to Joan McCoy, Cromer Elementary School Instructional Specialist, for achieving her National Board Certification! What an incredible accomplishment!

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Education Spotlight — Education matters: Crum Family Scholarship established at CCC

Education Spotlight — Education matters: Crum Family Scholarship established at CCC

| August 17, 2021

 Flagstaff resident Judith Crum knows first-hand how a college education can open doors.

“Education is important, and to many, it’s not affordable without help,” Crum said.

So, she put her money where her mouth is. Not only is she a board member of the Coconino Community College Foundation, she recently established the Crum Family Scholarship at CCC to help CCC students afford an education.

“I felt very strongly about helping out the community college and the students who go there,” Crum said. “I was raised to believe education was important. It was important in my life.”

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Education Spotlight —  Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

Education Spotlight — Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

| July 6, 2021

As one of the most anticipated events in Williams, the annual Fourth of July parade draws crowds from around the state, this year was no exception.

Planning for the parade has been underway for months and turnout for the event was exceptional.

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Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — Free classes at CCC this summer for high school seniors in Coconino County. See more local education news here

| April 4, 2021

High school seniors in Coconino County will be able to attend summer classes at Coconino Community College for free.

Thanks to COVID relief funding from the federal government, county high school seniors will be able to get a head start on a college education this summer.

“In keeping with our philosophy of ‘Students First,’ we are using as much of the federal funding as possible to help students get started in college right away,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “There will also be funding to help students who have needed to take some time away from their college studies due to the many different impacts of the pandemic. Give us a call, or come see us so that you can gear up for summer and fall classes!”

CCC Provost Dr. Nate Southerland said, “This year’s graduating class has really been impacted by COVID, and we want to help them launch their college career successfully. Whether they need to take some remedial classes to catch up on their Math and English skills or get a head start on the classes required for their major, we want our graduating seniors to know that we are here for them.”

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Local Education Spotlight —  CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — CCC students receive more COVID relief funds. See more local education news here

| March 16, 2021

Students attending Coconino Community College for the spring semester will receive a new round of federal COVID relief funds to help them with the cost of college.

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief and Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was passed into law. CCC will be awarding at least $552,365 in financial aid grants to students. The awards will likely range from $100 to $500 depending on the number of applicants. 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to continue helping students achieve their education during the pandemic through grants and specialized attention,” said CCC President Dr. Colleen A. Smith. “Through generous help from others, CCC has money to help students go to college, so I encourage you to gear up for summer and fall semester and get started on your future. CCC has both in-person and virtual classes in the schedule.”

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Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

| February 16, 2021

The Library Journal has announced its star libraries for 2020, and yes, the Page Public Library is one of them.  

The Library Journal is pleased to announce the results of the 13th edition of the LJ Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures.

The 2020 Index derives from data recently released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Page Public Library, or the PPL, plays a critical role in connecting community members to vital resources and programs, they are the heart of the Page community. They are accessible and safe spaces, providing access to huge resources of information and knowledge.

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Local Education Spotlight —  Canceling the Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Awards Event. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — Canceling the Annual Coconino County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year Awards Event. See more local education news here

| December 8, 2020

Each year, the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools office holds a Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Ambassadors for Excellence Awards Event, but due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 event will not be held. The School Superintendent’s Office hopes to continue the annual tradition in the future.  

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Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

| September 22, 2020

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has taken a pro position on Prop 208 for education funding. We are encouraging a yes vote on this ballot item.

A quality education system is crucial for healthy communities and the outcomes society desires. A well- resourced and supported education system helps prevent many costly societal needs including high incidences of criminal justice and law enforcement involvement. Education is a societal tool to prepare our children for healthy, engaged and positive community involvement through their life span. Further, it is a driver of economic growth. Businesses with higher-paying jobs locate in areas where they have access to an educated work force and where they are ensured of a quality education for their employees and their children. Increasing jobs through cheap labor, and low paying wages, is not as beneficial to the Arizona economy as high paying, invested employers.

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Local Education Spotlight — Navajo youth, Alyssa Williams, wins Arizona license plate seal design contest. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — Navajo youth, Alyssa Williams, wins Arizona license plate seal design contest. See more local education news here

| August 25, 2020

Flagstaff High School senior Alyssa Williams is just at the beginning of her graphic design career, but already she has notched two big wins — she was part of the pair who won the Vans Custom Culture Contest in 2019, and now her design has won the Code Talker Seal Design Contest that will be featured on an Arizona specialty license plate.

The contest was held in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Office on Tribal Relations to design a seal to reflect the historical and unique contributions made by the Code Talkers of many different tribes across the United States.

The Code Talkers Seal Design Committee selected five designs based on artwork and an essay describing how the design honors all Code Talkers and how it has impacted them personally.

Williams’ design won with 61 percent of the 20,565 votes cast.

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