Rhaelle Curry, of Laramie High School, one of this year’s Youth Pacesetter Award winners, accepts her certificate from Megan Degenfelder, Wyoming Department of Education chief policy officer, along with Willard Gould, of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and John Washakie, of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, during an awards ceremony Aug. 8, 2018, at St. Stephens High School.
This year’s Youth Pacesetter honorees were chosen based on their academic achievement, attendance, leadership among peers, community service and aspirations for higher learning. Congratulations to all winners and their families!
This year’s winners:
Jared White, Wyoming Indian High School
Jenna Medicine Horse, Wyoming Indian High School
Leighanna Shoulderblade, Riverton High School
Dayne Bradley, Riverton High School
Tiaunna Velarde, Pathfinder High School
Taylee Dresser, Lander Valley High School
Drew Wyant, Lander Valley High School
Martina Brown, St. Stephens High School
Roberto Hernandez, St. Stephens High School
Katsina Cardenas, Arapahoe Charter High School
Kateri Cardenas, Arapahoe Charter High School
Rhaelle Curry, Laramie High School
Antonia Valdez, University of Wyoming
Kailyn Washakie, University of Wyoming
2018 FEATURED SPEAKERS
Billy Mills, Olympic Gold Medalist, 10,000 meters
Kasey Nicholson, comedian and inspirational speaker
Team Xtreme Warriors, strongmen and power lifters with a concern for today’s struggles and temptations our young generation face each and every day
Turnaround Arts: California, which is “turning around” the school climate and culture at a Native American school through the arts
The 9th Annual Native American Education Conference was held Aug. 8-9, 2018, at St. Stephens Indian School and Central Wyoming College. Thank you to everyone who made it a great success!
A big thank you to Wyoming Humanities and the Wind River Hotel & Casino for their support of the conference, along with Fremont County School Districts 1, 14, 21, 25 and 38 and St. Stephens Indian School, as well as the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes!
Make plans now for the 10th Annual Native American Conference, to be held Aug. 7-8, 2019, at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyo.
Mission Statement: Instill pride and strengthen engagement in youth through learning Native American history and culture.
- Suicide prevention skills
- Understanding of and appreciation for the history and culture of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes
- Cultural sensitivity for educators and other adults who impact Native American students
- Instructional and learning needs of Native American students
- Emotional and social needs of Native American students
- Successful transitions for students between school levels
- Empowering youth to develop leadership skills and choose healthy lifestyles
- Promoting understanding, building relationships and generating ideas for engaging families and the community in education of the whole child
For more information about the conference, call Rob Black at (307) 630-0797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.