Tag: Tuba City High School

Tuba City High School students striving for new heights at graduation. See more education news here

| June 27, 2018
Tuba City High School students striving for new heights at graduation. See more education news here

It was a day of sunshine for the “Warrior Green” celebration.

More than 5,000 graduates, parents, grandparents, close family, friends and well-wishers packed the Warrior Pavilion at Tuba City High School (TCHS) for graduation May 26. 

The morning speeches were straightforward and practical in their common sense advice in how to succeed.

The final valedictorian and co-salutatorian speeches encouraged students to savor their academic past, to help create a future in solid career building and to have a clean, happy life that will benefit their community.

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Valedictorian and salutatorian named at Tuba City High School. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Valedictorian and salutatorian named at Tuba City High School. See more education news here

Tuba City High School (TCHS) is a rich melting pot of ethnic cultures that includes varied tribal and non-tribal members who support, show encouragement and loyalty to one another at both the student and staff level. 

This helps to build students confidence, as well as understanding and appreciation for all cultures while working to succeed at their rigorous high school academic program.

This year at Tuba City High, the two top highest GPA finalists are Shalyn Nockideneh, 18, who has been named as 2018 Valedictorian. Fellow classmate, Hero H. Roberts, 18, was named salutatorian.

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Navajo Teachers Change Rally Cry To ‘Rez For Ed’

| May 8, 2018
Navajo Teachers Change Rally Cry To ‘Rez For Ed’

Not all Arizona teachers walked out this week. Many rural schools remained open but still participated in the #RedForEd movement in their own ways. 

On the Navajo Nation, several schools are state funded, and those teachers wanted their voices heard, too. In Tuba City, a group of teachers coined their own term: “Rez for Ed.” 

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Tuba City senior receives full ride scholarship to Dartmouth. See more education news here

| April 18, 2018
Tuba City senior receives full ride scholarship to Dartmouth. See more education news here

Kayleigh Paddock, a senior at Tuba City High School (TCHS), received a full ride scholarship to Dartmouth University, located in Hanover, New Hampshire; she is also a finalist for the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Fellowship Scholarship.

Paddock, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the daughter of Alverna and Augustine Paddock.

Each year TCHS produces a number of high school seniors who receive full academic and sport scholarships to a variety of universities including Ivy League colleges, which are seen as the most difficult to enter.

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Tuba City and Moencopi tackle school gun threats: Law enforcement, school officials, community discuss how to better prepare school facilities. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Tuba City and Moencopi tackle school gun threats: Law enforcement, school officials, community discuss how to better prepare school facilities. See more education stories here

A capacity crowd turned out March 6 at the Warrior Pavilion in Tuba City to hear from law enforcement and school officials about threats made to Tuba City Junior High and other reservation schools in recent weeks.

The panel included Navajo Nation Police Department representative Lt. Leonard Williams and the Navajo Nation Prosecutor Michael Bennett — panels shared how each school facility reacted and what they might change to be better prepared for student safety in the future.

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Tuba City’s Tristan Antonio receives full ride to Bacone College

| February 21, 2018
Tuba City’s Tristan Antonio receives full ride to Bacone College

Tristan Antonio, 18, signed a full ride scholarship with Bacone College to run cross country starting this fall. 

Antonio, a senior at Tuba City High School (TCHS), is the son of Sonya Yazzie and the late Harvey Butler.

Both of Antonio’s parents went to college, but he is the first in his family to get a sports scholarship at the college level.

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Tuba City High National Honor Society provides holiday support. See more education stories here

| January 3, 2018
Tuba City High National Honor Society provides holiday support. See more education stories here

Tuba City High National Honor Society (NHS) students give all year to their community by hosting food donation drives, litter pick up and weekly reading tutoring to elementary level students at their local schools.

But this time of the year, the NHS students wanted to focus on their own age group and students who they felt deserved a special hug of holiday recognition by individually donating a gift kit to other students at their high school.

They said it is their hope that they might bring some holiday cheer to students whose parents or guardians might be having financial struggles at home or maybe might not even otherwise get a gift on Christmas day.

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Tuba City High School rises above the mark on AzMERIT

| October 25, 2017
Tuba City High School rises above the mark on AzMERIT

Tuba City High School (TCHS) is a rich melting pot of ethnic cultures, including tribal and non-tribal members who support and encourage one another.

Teachers and staff are committed to helping build student confidence and high self-esteem as well as understanding and appreciating all cultures while working to succeed in a rigorous and challenging academic program.

This year at Tuba City High, James Roe III, 17, was named 2017 Valedictorian for his graduating class along with his classmate Charles Henderson, 18, who was named Salutatorian.

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School supplies in demand in Indian Country. See more education stories here

| August 2, 2017
School supplies in demand in Indian Country. See more education stories here

Each year, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) and its American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) provides school supplies and backpacks to 26,000 students across Indian Country through its annual backpack drive.

This year, PWNA will serve a total of 33 Hopi and Navajo communities, including the Navajo Nation and three schools on the Hopi-Pueblo reservation. 

The 2017 drive benefits around 8,000 approximately 7,300 Navajo and 700 Hopi students.

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Tuba City’s Vaugh Jackson awarded male track athlete of the year. See more education stories here

| July 5, 2017
Tuba City’s Vaugh Jackson awarded male track athlete of the year. See more education stories here

Vaugh Jackson, a recent graduate of Tuba City High School, was awarded Male Track Athlete of the Year by the Navajo Times. 

Jackson won the State Championship Division III 1,600 meter run in the spring in dramatic fashion by two steps after a neck to neck finishing lap and besting the favored runner from Saguaro High School.

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