All of the hard work and practice paid off as our students put on an outstanding cultural assembly for the students, staff, and community of SSHS this morning. Special thanks to those who participated in any way. Many spent countless hours sewing costumes, making jewelry, and driving to support our students in this effort. Since a picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, we will get right to some great pictures taken by Diane at this morning’s assembly.
Tanielle Yazzie performs “Go My Son,” which is based on the wise counsel of Navajo Chief Manuelito that education is the ladder to success. Also participating in the performance of “Go My Son” were Riva Chief, Brittney Etsitty, LeCallin Cly, Zachary Taylor, Sherrell Babbitt, Nanabah Bizahaloni, and Althea John.
Brittany Harvey explained the significance of the traditional Navajo cradle board in Navajo and then translated into English. She then demonstrated the use of the cradle board by tying gorgeous baby, Nayvee Adyson Hart, into the cradle board. Of course Nayvee stole the show!
LeCallin Cly presents Mrs. Baker with a gift of appreciation for all of her service to the native students of SSHS. The beautiful bag was hand-made by Mrs. Katherine Cly (LeCallin’s very talented mother) of Kayenta, AZ.
SSHS Principal, Mr. Bailey, accepts an award on behalf of South Sevier High School from Sophie Adison, Sevier School District Indian Education Coordinator, for the school’s commitment to supporting and sharing Native American culture with the community.
Dr. Chuck Foster, American Indian Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education, enjoys the show. Special thanks to Dr. Foster, who drove from Salt Lake City to support our students in this event.
Master of Ceremonies: LeCallin Cly
Choreography: Reetika Henry
Backdrop Painting: Gregory Clyde
General Preparation and “Costumes” : Sophie Adison,Jason and Ouida Taylor, Sylvia Nielson
Stage Crew: Riva Chief, Tanielle Yazzie, Jeanita Thinn, Althea John
Tech Crew: DJ Laughbon, McKade Miles, Randy Wood, Ammon Elison