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American Indian Graduate Center Honors 10 Students

Chosen based on their outstanding skills, 10 American Indian or Alaska Native students make up the AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team.
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Chosen based on their outstanding academic, artistic or leadership skills, 10 American Indian or Alaska Native students make up the American Indian Graduate Center All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT). Not only must the students have achieved excellence, but they must be able to describe to the judges in their own words what outstanding endeavor makes them suitable to be on the team.

Applicants are nominated by teachers or community members and students who are chosen are honored in their local press and in The American Indian Graduate, AIGC’s biannual magazine.

“The objective of this program is to increase awareness of academic achievement of high school seniors among peers, Indian Country and the public,” reads an AIGC announcement of the 2014-15 team.

Applications for the 2015-16 team opened on September 1. To apply, visit AIGCS.org.

The 2014-15 team includes:

Shawn Allison, Navajo Nation

Graduated from Desert Ridge High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Arizona State University.

Amelia Ashley, Crow Creek Tribe

Graduated from Gretna High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Dartmouth College.

Shanice Britton, Round Valley Indian Tribe

Graduated from Round Valley High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at University of California – Davis.

Broke Curleyhair, Navajo Nation

Graduated from Monument Valley High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies at Arizona State University.

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Aaliyah Dick, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation

Graduated from Nixyaawii Community School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Washington State University.

Sarah Ferrell, Cherokee Nation

Graduated from Tahlequah High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Northeastern State University.

Colin Kerr, Chickasaw Nation

Graduated from Frontier Academy.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Fort Lewis College.

D’Aryn Lends His Horse, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Graduated from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Black Hills State University.

Ashton Megli, Choctaw Nation

Graduated from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Yale University.

Mark White Hat-Twiss, Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Graduated from Proctor Academy.

Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems & Computer Sciences at Stanford University.