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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 1, 2002 - Issue 62


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Hopi Student Dartmouth Bound

Story and Photo by Stan Bindell Navajo-Hopi Observer
Carlene TenakhongvaPOLACCA, AZ - Carlene Tenakhongva, a senior at Hopi High School, will attend Dartmouth in the fall. Tenakhongva, who is the Valedictorian for Hopi High School’s 6 p.m. May 24 graduation, said she is excited about attending the Ivy League school.

"I’m anxious to go. I’ve wanted to go to Dartmouth since I was a freshman. It’s been one of my longtime goals, and now that it’s here it’s cool that my dream became a reality," she said.

Tenakhongva said she is especially honored to be the first student from Hopi High School to attend Dartmouth. "I hope it shows others that it’s not out of reach," she said.

Tenakhongva, who is Hopi, said because she’s the first student from Hopi High to attend Dartmouth that she’ll try extra hard to succeed.

"I know the challenge that Dartmouth presents," she said. "It’s not only far away from home, but it’s a different environment and culture. It will be academically rigorous. There won’t be any easy classes."

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