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

| February 16, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library is a star library. See more local education news here

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 — Diné student-athlete accepted to dream school Stanford. See more local education news here

| January 26, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Diné student-athlete accepted to dream school Stanford. See more local education news here

In early December, Neve Redhair learned that she had been accepted to Stanford University.

Redhair, a Page High senior, is an active, Diné student. She serves as the student body public relations coordinator, and she’s on the basketball and volleyball teams. She has played on the girls’ varsity basketball team since she was a freshman.

When she was a freshman and a sophomore, respectively, she was part of the team that was crowned 3A champions, and last year they took second in state. This year the talented senior was going to be one of its starters and team captains, but the Arizona Interscholastic Association canceled the season last Friday.

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Local Education Spotlight — Page ASU grad discovers passion for science, humanities and the arts. See more local education news here

| January 12, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Page ASU grad discovers passion for science, humanities and the arts. See more local education news here

When first-generation college student Sofia Vine started out at Arizona State University in 2017, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to study or pursue as a career.

But over the next three-and-a-half years, Vine said she truly discovered herself while developing a passion for biology, performing arts, women and gender studies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. 

Vine grew up in the small town of Page, Arizona, and chose to attend ASU because she wanted to experience new things and meet new people while staying somewhat close to home. She started her journey at ASU’s West campus and decided to pursue biology with an emphasis on neuroscience, physiology, and behavior when she realized how interesting she found the human body and living organisms. 

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Local Education Spotlight — PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

| November 24, 2020
Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

PAGE – As part of its effort to safely return to in-person learning, the Page Unified School District has hired Peter Jones as its Medical Covid-19 Specialist.

Jones will head the district’s COVID Response Team and coordinate the efforts of each schools’ COVID Response Team. In addition, he will work with state, county and local health organizations to bring new information and guidelines to the district and he’ll report back to the health agencies any COVID-related occurrences in the district.

Jones says one of his main objectives is to maintain trust and transparency with Page families and community. “If anyone on campus – student, teacher or staff—tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately communicate this with all our stakeholders,” Jones said.

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Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

| August 19, 2019
Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

Twenty-four newly hired teachers, and two newly-hired counselors, two weeks ago spent a day learning about Navajo culture and traditions as part of their new teacher orientation. About 78 percent of Page Unified School District’s student population is Navajo, and they come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, home situations and lifestyles.

“It’s something we do to teach our new teachers where their Navajo students are coming from,” said PUSD Human Resources Director Terry Maurer.

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Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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UNITY princess reflects as her reign comes to an end

| November 30, 2018
UNITY princess reflects as her reign comes to an end

For over a year Amber Clark has reigned as the Page High School Unity Princess (2017-18) during her sophomore and part of her junior year. On Nov. 28 she will be giving up her title to the next Princess and Ambassador.

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(Page) High school drama club performs fall play Nov. 7-9

| November 1, 2018
(Page) High school drama club performs fall play Nov. 7-9

The Page High School Drama Club will be performing a modern interpretation of the “Summoning of Everyman” on November 7, 8, and 9 at the Cultural Arts Building. The cast of 12 will attempt to transport the 600 year old play into our millennium with Nathan Haynie as the lead role.

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Page High student invited to prestigous honor band. See other Page area education news here

| October 24, 2018
Page High student invited to prestigous honor band. See other Page area education news here

For the first time in Page history, Antonia Muskat, a student from Page High School, will have the unique opportunity to attend the Western International Band Clinic’s International Honor Band held in Seattle in November. Muskat will be the only music ambassador from Arizona chosen to go to the honor band.

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City breaks ground on skate park. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
City breaks ground on skate park. See more education news here

Nearly a year ago the dream of a new skatepark was just a dream. But eventually the idea found its way to the City Council dais and the proposal was heard during a session in June of 2017.

The Page youths who longed for a more up-to-date skatepark had no clue that $400,000 and a plan to take bids on a contractor had begun.
On October 26, 2017 the city of Page awarded the contract to build the skatepark to Spohn Ranch Skateparks. The park will be more than a skate park, but it will be an all-wheels park for skateboards, rollerblades, bikes and scooters.

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