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20-year-old files for school board

20-year-old files for school board


Adam Begaye

Adam Begaye

If you’re dissatisfied with your public education, you basically have two options.

You could do what 99.9 percent of people do, and complain about the authorities. Or, you could try to become one of the authorities in the hopes of making things better for the next generation.

That’s the tack Adam Jerome Begaye has chosen.

Begaye, 20, of Shiprock, may be the youngest person ever to run for the Central Consolidated School District’s board of education. When people call him “inexperienced,” he calls their bluff.

“People just assume young people don’t have any leadership experience,” Begaye said. “That’s not necessarily the case.”

About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth was the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation, until her retirement on May 31, 2021. Her other beats included agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.”


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