Tag: Hopi Jr/Sr High

Future takes flight: Navajo youths co-pilot planes over the Grand Canyon. See more education news here

| May 8, 2018
Future takes flight: Navajo youths co-pilot planes over the Grand Canyon. See more education news here

Cadet Amaris Tracy climbed into the cockpit of a small plane, her face calm but her hands shaking slightly.

“I’m really excited to get to fly the plane for the first time,” Tracy said, adjusting her headset. “At the same time, it’s 5,000 feet up in the air and I don’t really know what I’m doing.

“I’m really nervous — what if something goes wrong?”

After all, Tracy, 13, is only in the sixth grade. This was her first time in a plane — and this day, she’d be the copilot.

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Native students win National Energy Education Development award. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| May 17, 2017
Native students win National Energy Education Development award. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Seven Native American seniors were selected as winners of Arizona School of the Year and National Special Project of the Year for their energy education project by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project.

The NEED project will present students’ awards at a conference in late June in Washington D.C. The students are: Courtney Ben, Shayla Naswood, Misty Humeyestewa, Shania Atene, Rachel Yazzie, Kylie Dixon and Aleesha Begay. Their advisor is Vicki Anderson. Their mentors are: Theresa Boone-Schuler, Desi Yazzie, Davilene Yazzie and Adam Clark.

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Annual NATIVE Skills 2017 competition brings Tuba City High student career success. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| May 3, 2017
Annual NATIVE Skills 2017 competition brings Tuba City High student career success. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Preparation for students who compete in the NATIVE Skills competition, held in Chinle, Arizona this year, starts before the contest even begins with each student submitting a cover letter and job application with a formal resume.

The NATIVE Skills is the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education’s annual contest that brings the best students from seven high schools, including Tuba City High School, Chinle High School, Ganado High School, Kayenta High School, Red Mesa High School, Sanders High School and Window Rock High School.

The prizes for doing well in the competition include scholarship money, opportunities to get into a trade institution with full tuition or other prizes.

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Katherine Nez named grand champion at 2017 Mathleague competition. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

| March 8, 2017
Katherine Nez named grand champion at 2017 Mathleague competition. See more Navajo Hopi-Observer education stories here

Staff and students at Tuba City Primary (TCP) were over the moon this week after third grader Katherine Nez was announced as the grand champion winner for the Math league competition. Students from TCP attended both the local reservation and public school Mathleague competition.

Principal Justin Roberson along with staff members, Sophia Begody, Myleene Ruiz and Pedro Conzaga, have been preparing for this annual competition for the past couple of months. One way they prepared was by identifying fifth grade teacher Pedro Conzaga, to lead a special advanced math class for students who showed higher than average achievement in math areas in the last semester.

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