On December 13, 2021, our program held our annual Christmas Party. Our evening started off with our royalty giving special gifts to Nebo Heroes that have made an impact on our program!
Our current Nebo Title VI Royalty identified 20 individuals and couples who have shared their time, talents, cultural knowledge with our program over the past 20 years. These individuals and couples were:
- Eileen & Richard Quintana, Nebo Title VI Coordinator & Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Member
- Lana & Richard Creer, Community Members
- Jean Irwin, Utah Arts and Museum Arts Education Manager
- Casey Keams, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Member
- Paul & Gloria Nez, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Members
- Barbara Allison, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Member
- Betty Tanner, Preschool Teacher
- Brenda Beyal, Educator and BYU Arts Partnership Director
- Margie Dobson, Educator
- Marthanne Argyle, Educator
- J. Lynn Jones, Administrator
- Mike Larson, Nebo School District Director of Federal Programs
- Julie & Larry Cruz, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Co-President
- Natalie & Monty Billie, Nebo Title VI Techicain & Parent Committee Member
- Shirlee Silversmith, Former Utah Director of Indian Affairs
- Dr. Chuck Foster, USBE Title VI Education Specialist
- Christy Thompson, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Member
- Daylynn Fregoso, Nebo Title VI Parent Committee Member
- Billy & Patricia Mills, Directors of Running Strong American Indian Youth
- Grandpa & Grandma Jackson, Adopt a Native Elder Grandparents
Throughout the evening, partons ate yummy food, Title VI Staff raffled off Native ornaments and a star quilt that the students made at Camp Eagle summer school. Students sang Christmas songs and Santa came and delivered stockings to each of them! Lastly, Dreamstarter Shakotah Billie gave coats and gift cards to students and their families.
Thank you families for coming and a special thank you to our Native Club students for helping!