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Tohatchi’s Begay off to Mesa, Ariz.

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Bitsoi honored by USA Today

The player who helped the Tohatchi High School Lady Cougars win the 3A girls state basketball championship signed a letter-of-intent May 4 to attend Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. The signing, Tohatchi’s first since the end of the 2017 girls basketball season, took place in the...

NMSD students take action on Capitol Hill

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New Mexico School for the Deaf High School students, Vergena Chee, Lindsay Hand, and Jacob Stevens, accompanied by NMSD Student Outcomes Specialist Gary Hand, recently attended the second Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

Along with the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf, NMSD’s students met with New Mexico’s U.S. congressmen and women to raise awareness about the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act of 2013 (H.R. Bill 1120) which advocates for Deaf and Deaf/Blind education and evaluation.

NMSD Superintendent Dr. Rosemary Gallegos determined that this was a powerful opportunity for students to utilize their...

GHS Class of 2017 readies for the world

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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” – Dr. Seuss.

This was the class motto for the 182 students graduating from Gallup High School Class at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium May 12.

The stadium was packed to capacity, as family, friends, and relatives came to see their graduate wrap up more than a decade of schooling.

Bleachers were dotted with balloons and party favors of eager family members awaiting to hear their child’s name called to receive their diploma. “Pomp and Circumstance” was played by the GHS Band as proud parents try to hold back their tears as the processional began to take off.

Presentation of the...

A scientist crowned Camille’s ‘Teacher of the Month’

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From Conservation Corps to teaching in the Southwest

Anne Burke, sixth grade science teacher at Gallup Middle School was selected Camille’s Sidewalk Café’s Teacher of the Month.

Coming to the end of the school year, students have only one thing in mind – anxiously awaiting for the last day of school. So, anticipations are high and keeping their minds on the scholastic agenda is definitely a challenge. This award could not have come at a better time as Burke told the Gallup Sun.

“I so thank Camille’s for sponsoring such a lovely award for teachers, it was given at a point where I really needed it,” Burke said. “Oh, my goodness, I was just so pleased and excited, it...

Academic success at Diné College

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Black Rock’s Travis Teller is proud DC grad

The reality for a lot of Native American males is that they’ve already been left behind academically. To complicate matters, there is no public policy or system reform designed to help them catch up.

By the time they reach high school, 42 percent have failed a grade at least once due to a myriad of circumstances.

But there are a lot of Native American males who finish school, like Travis Teller of Black Rock, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, who was part of the 2017 graduating class at Diné College. Teller, 37, graduated May 12 from Diné College with an associate of arts degree in Diné Studies.

“It took a lot of...

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