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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.