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Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 11, 2022
Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

Page High School senior Kaya Dickson learned in December that she was one of 39 finalists for the Flinn Scholarship.

Dickson was one of nearly 1,100 Arizona students who applied for the prestigious scholarship last autumn. The Flinn Foundation will award 20 scholarships this year. The Flinn Scholarship, which includes funding for tuition, housing, meals and study abroad, is valued at more than $120,000.

In March, Dickson – along with the other 38 candidates – will meet with a five-person interview committee. The extensive interview process will take place over two days. The Flinn Foundation will announce the 20 scholarship recipients in April. 

“All of the 39 Flinn finalists are very deserving of the Flinn Scholarship. We are impressed with this diverse group of extremely bright and talented students who are working to better their schools, local communities, and the state of Arizona,” said Anne Lassen, Flinn Foundation vice president of scholarship and education initiatives. “A difficult choice lies ahead for our selection committee.”

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Education Spotlight — Higher Education Year in Review: New NAU president, CCC celebrates 30th anniversary. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 28, 2021
Education Spotlight — Higher Education Year in Review: New NAU president, CCC celebrates 30th anniversary. See more local, state and national education news here

This year marked a few milestones for higher education in Coconino County, with Northern Arizona University (NAU) welcoming a new president and Coconino Community College (CCC) celebrating its 30th anniversary. Though both institutions continued to be affected by the pandemic, they continued introducing new programs and initiatives throughout the year.

Here are the top higher education stories for 2021. 

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Education Spotlight — Holiday Surprise at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 21, 2021
Education Spotlight — Holiday Surprise at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff. See more local, state and national education news here

Some special visitors delivered gifts to every student at Killip Elementary School today! Each student received a stuffed animal, a science kit, and a book. A huge thank you to Flagstaff Community Toys For Tots for generously sponsoring this holiday surprise.

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‘It’s Our Turn’ COVID-19 art contest invites community members to vote for 12 youth and young adults to win a $250 prize

| December 15, 2021
‘It’s Our Turn’ COVID-19 art contest invites community members to vote for 12 youth and young adults to win a $250 prize

First, youth and young adults were invited to craft creative COVID-19 public health messages. Now, it’s the community’s turn to choose their favorites.

The Arizona Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities set out to inspire Arizona youth and young adults to showcase their artistic talents through the “It’s Our Turn” contest, asking them to add their unique spin on public service COVID-19 messages, especially around masks and vaccines.

CEAL consists of a partnership between Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic, and the Arizona Community Health Worker Association. Together with members and leaders of African American, Latino/a, and Native American communities, CEAL aims to provide trustworthy COVID-19 information through active community engagement and outreach to the people hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Foundation launches new Micro-Grant program for FUSD teachers and staff. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 7, 2021
Education Spotlight — FUSD Foundation launches new Micro-Grant program for FUSD teachers and staff. See more local, state and national education news here

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Our new micro-grants program for FUSD teachers and staff is here and the application period is open. Check out our website for more details on how it works. We can’t wait to see see the impact on FUSD students from all the incredible projects and programs these micro grants help bring to fruition. https://fusdfoundation.org/micro-grants/

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Education Spotlight — CASA for Kids’ Giving Tree Program begins. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 23, 2021
Education Spotlight — CASA for Kids’ Giving Tree Program begins. See more local, state and national education news here

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Holiday Service Project, Coconino CASA for Kids’ Giving Tree Program, supports abused, neglected and abandoned children, youth and young adults of Coconino County who have been removed from their homes and are wards of the state. By supporting the Giving Tree Program, SAC hopes to provide 25 children three gifts (valued at $25-$30 per gift, $75-$100 per child total), so they can experience the spirit of the holidays. 

Last year, the Service Professional Advisory Council supported 19 children by donating 57 gifts to the Giving Tree Program. This year, the goal is to support 25 children with 75 unwrapped gifts.  

Those interested in donating gifts can visit https://bit.ly/NAUGivingTree to learn more about the children, sign up to give gifts, print gift tags and learn where and when to drop-off your gifts. Instructions are also listed below as reference. 

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Education Spotlight — NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 9, 2021
Education Spotlight —  NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

The best way to reach someone depends on who you’re trying to reach. When it comes to health equity and having the resources necessary to live the healthiest life possible, Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron Longorio want to make sure they reach as many people as possible. That’s why their Fairness First campaign uses blogs, in-person and virtual events, podcasts and more to to reach everyone, especially those who are underrepresented and underserved, and give them a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Learn about the resources available through this unique health equity effort.

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Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 26, 2021
Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

Grand Canyon resident Denise Vazquez is excited for her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a local daycare located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Vazquez worked at Kaibab Learning Center for seven and a half years before receiving the promotion in August.

The mother of two said she has watched her daughters grow up at the center and said moving into the director position allows her to offer help to other working parents.

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NAU conducting Anxiety and Self-Esteem research study for female Mexican-American youth 14 to 17 years of age

| October 19, 2021
NAU conducting Anxiety and Self-Esteem research study for female Mexican-American youth 14 to 17 years of age

My name is Katie Mommaerts and I am a licensed clinical social worker and fourth year Interdisciplinary Health doctoral candidate at Northern Arizona University completing my dissertation. I am conducting research to determine the relationship between self-reported symptoms of anxiety and self-esteem from the perspectives of female Mexican-American adolescents (ages 14-17) and mental health therapists.

I am inquire about your interest in participating in this study and/or referring someone who may be interested. I attached the flyers (one for adolescent participants and one for mental health therapist participants) that can be distributed.

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Education Spotlight — NACA’s afterschool Pathways Youth Program seeking participants. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 19, 2021
Education Spotlight — NACA’s afterschool Pathways Youth Program seeking participants. See more local, state and national education news here

Pathways Youth Program, SY2021-2022, is seeking participants. The program began on Oct. 18. Pathways is a youth substance use prevention program for Native American youth in grades 3rd-6th and their families.

We provide provide programming  that focuses on maintaining healthy lifestyles, education and we provide homework assistance in an after-school setting.

We are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Flagstaff to run our programming.

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