A Mescalero High School student was one of 60 teenagers nationwide to participate in the 12th Annual Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) program. Seven-teen-year-old Elaina Via, a student at Mescalero High School, attended the nine-day program held in Washington, D.C., this summer. The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) sponsors the program to educate and encourage more Native American students into health professions.
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