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May 2021

Isaac Dial-Springville High

Submitted by analysa.allison on Wed, 05/26/2021 - 09:39
Brandy Dial

Isaac Ta' Neezahnii Dial is graduating from Springville High School with a 3.7 GPA. Isaac is very athletic. He's been busy with the Utah Storm Soccer Club for 6 years and played on Springville High School's soccer team for the last 3 years. He's an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and will be serving a two year mission in Mendoza Argentina beginning in August 2021. Afterwards, he plans to attend the University of Utah. 

Congratulations, Isaac! You are such a wonderful example to your peers and classmates.  We have loved getting to know you throughout the years. We are wishing you the best today and always. 


Isabel Fuentes- Maple Mountain High

Submitted by analysa.allison on Fri, 05/21/2021 - 15:40

Isa is a graduating Senior from Maple Mountain High School. Isa is smart, organized, has great opinions and insights on life, a bit sarcastic, and likes to troll her family and friends by saying outrageous things but secretly laughing about it. She likes to say the opposite of whatever anyone is saying, just for fun. One way that Isa is unique are the ethnicities she was born with. She is Hawaiian and Caucasian on her mom’s side and Mexican and Lumbee Indian from her Dad’s side. It has made her very open to different cultures, races, people, and ideas.

Isa is interested in travel and has been to many places in the US and has traveled to Mexico and Spain. She’s always up for a good movie, especially if it’s intense, suspenseful, or scary. Her favorite movies are Mama Mia 2, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Gilmore Girls. In general, she likes to hang out at home with her parents and 5 younger siblings most of all.

Isa likes all kinds of music. She has so many artists she likes that she can’t pick just one! The last three artists she listened to on her phone were Motley Crue, Ariana Grande, and John Legend. Isa played soccer for many years and played soccer her freshman year of High School. That was the year Maple Mountain girls won the state soccer championship.

During her high school career, Isa has excelled academically and has outstanding grades. In high school, Isa’s favorite teacher is Mr. Miner and her favorite class was US Government & Citizenship because he taught it. She liked him because he’s not boring, he cares more about learning than grades, and what you learn there, you can use in real life.

Some of her accomplishments include receiving scholarships to go to USU, SUU, UofU, Dixie, UVU, and a scholarship from the BYU Multicultural office. She also received the Nebo Title 6 scholarship and the Regents Scholarship. She completed the CTE Health Science Pathway. She was the Outstanding Senior Student for Health Science (Sports Medicine). She’s also certified as an EMR. She was selected as the student of the month in English her junior year.

Isa will be attending BYU in the fall. She is planning on serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints next summer.

Congratulations, Isa! You are such a bright and beautiful young lady! You are a shining star in our program, and truly an inspiration to others. We wish you the best in all your future endeavors. 





Chance Atwood-Payson High

Submitted by analysa.allison on Tue, 05/18/2021 - 09:45
Poppy Atwood

Chance Atwood is a high school graduate from Payson High. He is from the Cherokee tribe. His friends and family would describe him as fun, athletic, and kind.

In his free time, Chance loves to play sports! His favorite sport is Wrestling. He also enjoys playing football, and played football throughout his high school career. Chance also participated in the band and has played the Trombone for eight years.

Chance's favorite class in high school was Coed Team Sports. His favorite genre of music is Rap/Hip-hop. A favorite quote of his is, "You miss every shot you don’t take." Some of his accomplishments include graduating early, he graduated back in January a whole 4 months before his class, and took second place in State Wrestling.

Chance is a bright young man, who has accomplished so much during his high school career. Congratulations, Chance! You are a great example to others, and you have the qualities necessary to be a successful leader in the future. Good luck in all your future endeavors. The Nebo Title VI program is very proud of you!


Emergency Broadband Benefit

Submitted by analysa.allison on Mon, 05/17/2021 - 09:27
Office of Economic Development

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), divisions of the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement, the Utah State Board of Education, and Utah Communities Connect jointly announced their efforts to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment for the program begins on May 12, 2021. 

"Am I Eligible?
Yes, if one member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline
  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program, including the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since Feb. 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program"
Please visit the link below for more details.

Kayden Cruz-Maple Mtn. High

Submitted by analysa.allison on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 14:37
Julie & Larry Cruz

Kayden was born in Provo, Utah, and raised in Spanish Fork. He is the second oldest of four children, he has two brothers and one sister. Kayden is Hualapai, from the Pine Spring Band, Honga Clan. He has been involved with Title VI since Kindergarten. Kayden has been dancing grass and hoop for about 10 years. He enjoys playing soccer, he has played on various teams, loves music, and knows how to play the piano, guitar, flute, and drums. In his free time, Kayden is adventurous and enjoys camping, spending time in nature, running, longboarding, and being active in the outdoors. In the future, Kayden would like to attend college at Utah Valley University and wants to go into the Medical Field. Kayden alongside his family has supported and volunteered countless hours into the Nebo Title VI Program. We are so appreciative of you and your service. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!


Olivia Dial-Springville High

Submitted by analysa.allison on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:03
Brandy Dial

Olivia is Navajo and the oldest of five children. Olivia is currently a Senior at Springville High School. In the Summer of 2019, Olivia crowned the Nebo Title VI Princess. During her time as Nebo Title VI Princess, she has served the program diligently. She has volunteered countless hours mentoring, tutoring, and being a positive role model for younger students. After high school graduation, Olivia plans to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and plans to attend Utah State University and major in either Social Work or Education. Olivia is such a sweet and compassionate girl. We have loved getting to know her. Congratulations, Liv. We are so proud of you and all your hard work. You are truly an inspiration to our program and those around you. Keep up the great work! 


Nebo's American Indian Awards Night 2021

Submitted by analysa.allison on Wed, 05/12/2021 - 09:36
Photo Credit: Derek Begay
Graduating American Indian Seniors
Eileen Quintana, Program Manager
Kayden Cruz, Senior at Maple Mtn.
Olivia Dial, Senior at Springville High
Fancy Dance
Antonieta Yazzie, Springville Jr. Intern Counselor
2021 Nebo Title VI Scholarship Recipients
Nebo Title VI Team- Mike Larsen, Shoshana Begay, Eileen Quintana, Natalie Billie, Analysa Allison, & Brooke Perkins

Each year, our program holds an Awards Night to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of American Indian students in our school district. This program is intended to highlight students in 6th-11th grade and honor graduating seniors. Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, Parents, and students are invited to be in attendance. This year, we had a wonderful turnout and we are truly grateful for all who took time out of their busy schedules to join us. 

This year, we had the opportunity to hear from three speakers, two of which were Seniors in our school district, and a counselor. Kayden Cruz, a Senior of Maple Mountain gave a wonderful talk about finding balance and positivity amid a global pandemic. Olivia Dial, a Senior at Springville High then gave her talk about she successfully completed high school despite a learning disability. Concluding the program was Antonieta Yazzie, an Intern Counselor at Springville Jr. High, she shared her experience with covid this past year, and how she has found time to slow down and enjoy her family along with having a grateful heart that her father is a covid-survivor. 

Congratulations to all our students for working so hard this year, and being so resilient despite a global pandemic. We are proud of each of you! We are so grateful for the support of our school Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, and Parents. It was a truly inspiring night! We are so grateful for all that came to support these Nebo American Indian students!


Nebo Title VI Scholarship Recipients

Submitted by analysa.allison on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 08:30

Congratulations to the following individuals for being the 2021 Nebo Title VI Scholarship Recipients:

  • Christine White, Springville High 
  • Spencer Jackson, Maple Mtn. HIgh 
  • Kayden Cruz, Maple Mtn. High
  • Carolyn Lisonbee, Payson High
  • Isa Fuentes, Maple Mtn. High (not pictured)

Our program is so proud of you and all your determination this school year! We are so grateful for our wonderful donors, Lana and Richard Harris for their $2,000 donation and our hard-working Parent Committee for making these scholarships possible. 


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