All Native American High School Academic Team

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Deadline: May 1, 2017

The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors ten American Indian and Alaska Native high school students. The key element, to be given most weight by the judges, will be a student’s outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor. The judges will be influenced by the student’s ability to describe that outstanding endeavor in his or her own words. Teachers or community members nominate applicants. Criteria for the Team were developed in consultation with AIGC’s staff, board and organizational goals.

Students will be honored in their local  press and in The American Indian Graduate, AIGC’s biannual magazine. Additionally, the American Indian Graduate Center will present students with a certificate of honor.

The All Native American High School Academic Team program was created by AIGC with a grant from the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation and is currently maintained with private funds.

Eligibility

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe.
  • Applicants must be full-time high school seniors enrolled in an accredited high school, and;
  • Applicants must complete the online application by the deadline to be considered.

Congratulations to the 2017 AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team!


Congratulations to the 2016 AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Clifford Courvoisier, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Cloudcroft Ridge High School, 4.47 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Harvard University.

Grayson Henley, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Graduated from Ashley Ridge High School, 3.4 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business at University of South Carolina.

Dalton North, Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation
Graduated from Beaumont High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems at Pomona College.

Teata Oatman, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation
Graduated from Nixyaawii Community School, 3.79 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education at University of Idaho.

Sha’Teal Pearman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation
Graduated from Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School, 3.884 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at South Dakota State University.

Samaya Small, Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Graduated from Rio Rancho High School, 3.2 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business/Government at University of New Mexico.

Megan Thomas, Penobscot Tribe of Maine
Graduated from Classical Academy High School, 3.79 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Azusa Pacific University.

Grant Tiger, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Riverside High School, 3.6652 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University.

Chase Warren, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Standing Rock High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University.

Kiana Wood, Chinik Eskimo Community (Golovin)
Graduated from Hutchison High School, 3.975 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at George Fox University.

 


Congratulations to the 2015 AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Makarios Begay, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Washington High School, 3.62 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering at Arizona State University.

Ashlynn Black, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Monument Valley High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Medicine at Stanford University.

DaLacy Dockrey, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Dale High School, 4.12 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University.

Shandiin Herrera, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Monument Valley High School, 3.87 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Adrianna Nicolay, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Shiprock High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences/Studies at Willamette University.

Sequoyah Pollard, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts
Graduated from San Benito High School, 3.75 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Northern Arizona University.

Mason Villarma, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes
Graduated from South Kitsap High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business at Gonzaga University.

Jonathan Walck, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

Delvecchino Wilson, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Navajo Preparatory School, 4.2 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Yale University.

Shanell Yenchik, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Monument Valley High School, 3.85 GPA
Pursing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Utah.

 


Congratulations to the 2014 AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Shawn Allison, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Desert Ridge High School, 3.9 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Arizona State University.

Amelia Ashley, Crow Creek Tribe
Graduated from Gretna High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Dartmouth College.

Shanice Britton, Round Valley Indian Tribe
Graduated from Round Valley High School, 3.97 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at University of California – Davis.

Brooke Curleyhair, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Monument Valley High School, 3.76 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies at Arizona State University.

Aaliyah Dick, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation
Graduated from Nixyaawii Community School, 2.93 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Washington State University.

Sarah Ferrell, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Tahlequah High School, 3.9 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Northeastern State University.

Colin Kerr, Chickasaw Nation
Graduated from Frontier Academy, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Fort Lewis College.

D’Aryn Lends His Horse, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School, 3.971 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Black Hills State University.

Ashton Megli, Choctaw Nation
Graduated from Mansfield Lake Ridge High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Yale University.

Mark White Hat-Twiss, Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Proctor Academy, 3.3 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems & Computer Sciences at Stanford University.

 


Congratulations to the 2013 AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Tanner Heath, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Graduated from Hobart High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business at Oklahoma State University.

Chasity  L. Salvador, Pueblo of Acoma
Graduated from Santa Fe Indian School, 3.878 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Law at Stanford University.

Damon J. Clark, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Navajo Preparatory School, 3.696 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Harvard University.

Myacah H. Sampson, Navajo Nation
Graduate from Kirtland Central High School, 3.793 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Oberlin College.

Dalton J. Montileaux, Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation
Graduated from Tea Area High School, 3.915 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of South Dakota.

Jacob G. Barrs, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Graduated from Talihina Public Schools, 3.79 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at St. Gregory’s University.

Tanner L. Colombe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation
Graduated from Todd County High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of South Dakota.

Shade Rodriguez, Navajo Nation
Graduated from V. Sue Cleveland High, 3.6 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Dartmouth College.

Jordan M. Drapeau, Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Graduated from Marty Indian School, 3.9 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of South Dakota.

Emily R. Walck, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Montezuma-Cortez High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry at Stanford University.

 


Congratulations to the 2012 All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Aaron Ashley, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Gretna High School, 4.00 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Haley S. Bird, Cherokee Nation
Ggraduated from Kansas High School, 3.92 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Arkansas.

Carlton Colton, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Warner High School, 3.70 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelors’ degree in Construction Engineering at Connor State College.

Aspen M. Ducheneaux, Cheyenne River Sioux
Graduated from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School, 4.036 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of South Dakota.

Trevyn Elliott, Chickasaw Nation
Graduated from Valliant High School, 3.98 GPA.
Pursuinga  bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Kalen Goodluck, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Bosque School, 3.10 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human RIghts with a minor in Political Studies at Bard College.

Tanner “Tosh” Minhesuah, Comanche Nation
Graduated from Baldwin High School, 3.38 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at Baker University.

George Mobley, Chickasaw Nation
Graduated from Belton High School, 3.9 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and Computer Sciences at Florida College.

Tahlia Natachu, Zuni Pueblo
Graduated from Zuni High School, 3.92 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at the University of New Mexico.

Ashton Smith, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Graduated from Browning High School, 3.84 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Spokane Community College.

Derrick Young, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Tahlequah High School, 3.90 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Pharmacy at Oklahoma State University.

 


Congratulations to the 2011 All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Kimberly Becenti, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Wingate High School, 4.0 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Design & Digital Media at the University of New Mexico.

Katelin Crane, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Field Kindley High School, 3.84 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training at Cottey College.

Leanna Dann, Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone
Graduated from Owyhee Combined School, 3.96 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at the University of Montana.

Dustin Dennison, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, 3.49 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Physical Therapy at Arizona State University.

Dinée Dorame, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Albuquerque High School, 3.94 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Yale University.

Jacquelyn Francisco, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Maple Mountain High School, 3.97 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Brigham Young University.

Matthew Her Many Horses, Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Graduated from Todd County High School, 3.95 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Theater at Dartmouth College.

Maka Monture, Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Graduated from Yakutat High School, 3.91 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Whitney Noel, Choctaw Nation
Graduated from Rattan High School, 3.89 GPA.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degreei n Agriculture Economics at Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Alan Todachine, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Monument Valley High School, 3.72 GPA
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Arizona State University.


Congratulations to the 2010 All Native American High School Academic Team!

 

Chynna Begay, Navajo Nation
Graduated from Eldorado High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Stanford University.

Paul Ferguson, Eskimo
Graduated from West Anchorage High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Government, with a minor in Theatre at Georgetown University.

Ashley Gilmore, Navajo
Graduated from Saguaro High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tingleska C. Hallum, Santee Sioux Nation
Graduated from West High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Advertising the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Bradee J. Hawley, Fort Belknap
Graduated from Harlem High School
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine at Montana State University in Billiings.

Deidra Jensen, Navajo
Graduated from Navajo Mountain High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at Northern Arizona University.

Derek Littlejohn, Choctaw Nation
Graduated from Willamina High School,
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physics at Linfield College.

Madeline Mays, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Wagoner High School
Pursing a bachelor’s degree Nursing at University of Central Oklahoma

Cassandra M. Morley, Choctaw Nation
Graduated from Convent of the Visitation School
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Native American and International Relations at Dartmouth College.

Brayden L. Young, Cherokee Nation
Graduated from Tahlequah High School
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma.