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June 21, 2006
The Northern Arizona Native-American Foundation (TNANAF) recently honored two Navajo high school graduates, Tyrrell Tahe and Sherilyn Thomas, with scholarships to assist them on their paths to college. Both students resided in the Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory and graduated from Flagstaff High School in June.

Tyrrell Tahe, of Kykotsmovi, Arizona, will use his $500 scholarship at Northern Arizona University. He plans on fulfilling the pre-requisites for medical school while also studying creative writing and poetry. Katherine Baron, Tyrrell's English teacher at Flagstaff High School, wrote of him, "This young man has the soul and will of a fine doctor. He puts the care in careful, the art into living the intense life."

Sherilyn Thomas, of Chinle, Arizona, will apply her $250 scholarship also at Northern Arizona University in order to pursue courses in the field of physical therapy. Mr. Loren Hudson, Sherilyn's Navajo Language teacher at Flagstaff High school wrote of her, "Sherilyn has maintained a GPA of 3.17 which is excellent. I have utmost confidence and respect for Sherilyn. I know she will accomplish what she is setting out to do in the field of Physical Therapy."

The Northern Arizona Native-American Foundation is in its first year of existence as a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit entity. TNANAF seeks to provide educational opportunities and scholarships to Native-American students living in Northern Arizona. Those seeking more information should email its Executive Director, Brian Buckley, at this:
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