Harlan, a senior at Verde Valley School in the Village of
Oak Creek, has been accepted to attend Dartmouth College,
an Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire. (Courtesy
Jennie Harlan, daughter of Darryl Harlan who works in housing
for the Yavapai-Apache Nation and Genevieve Datsi, judge for the
Yavapai-Apache Nation, has been accepted into Dartmouth College
in Hanover, New Hampshire for the 2016 academic school year.
Harlan is a senior at Verde Valley School in the Village of
Oak Creek (Sedona).
Dartmouth is a small private college with 6,000-plus students
enrolled in either the Liberal Arts or School of Medicine, Engineering
or business program of the college.
In addition, Dartmouth has graduate programs in 19 departments.
Most students who enroll at Dartmouth are at the top 10 percent
of their graduating class with a 3.50 grade point average or better
requirement for entrance.
Dartmouth has graduated many people of notoriety such as well-known
movie stars, politicians, medical doctors, entertainers, and scientists.
Dartmouth was founded in 1769 before the American Revolution
by George III of United Kingdom. The college's forte' is that it
has a close connection to Native Americans as it was one of the
first schools set up for the education of Native Americans. For
sport fans, Dartmouth College also participates in the NCAA Division
I sports program.
The college also has a strong outreach program for Native Americans
students across the country.
Harlan participated in the 'Fly In' program for Native American
students this past October that allowed her a short visit to the
campus and to speak with college representatives.
Harlan says she has a strong desire to study journalism at Dartmouth
and will be graduating in the Class of 2016 from the Verde Valley
School this coming spring.
(Don Decker is the editor of the Yavapai-Apache Newspaper)