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Yakamas pin higher hopes on higher education

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Getting help at home with school work was something Samantha Olney learned to do without. Neither of her parents graduated from high school, and both her older brother and sister dropped out. That left the 18-year-old high school senior at Yakama Nation Tribal School relying heavily on her teachers. "I used to do my homework three different ways and have the teacher tell me which way was right," said Olney, who will graduate in May.

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