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Program encourages students to expand their dreams

Midterms are just about, if not completely, over for most colleges. Some students are returning back to school from fall break, hopefully, feeling rejuvenated.

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations,” reads a poster in the hall of Chilchinbeto Community School.

Some students carry more than books, pencils and backpacks to school.

The Navajo Preference in Employment Act, created to make sure outside companies employed Navajos, is instead creating headaches for school boards and administrations, school officials charged at the final hearing on possible changes to the NPEA here last Tuesday.

The reauthorization process for grant schools is getting an overhaul, and the Department of Diné Education thinks it can be done by December with input from the public.

Dozens of children from schools across the Navajo Nation were laughing last Thursday as paint splattered across tables and the floor as they all eagerly pitched in on what would become two four-foot-tall Lego-inspired figures.

Months of promoting, cajoling, and well, something bordering on pestering, paid off for Jerry Sanchez and Joe Armijo, two old high school chums whose dream was to get more Native Americans out to a high school reunion.

It took 20 years, but Black Mesa Chapter finally got its Head Start building.

Back-to-School Bash offers motivation for Tonalea-Red Lake youth