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Thursday, June 4, 2015
American Indian Graduation Celebration
UC Irvine Student Center
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Article by Caroline Cassard
At 5:30 on a Monday morning, most high school students are still asleep, dreaming of the weekend. But Divine Kickingbird, a sophomore at Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, NM, is already starting her day. Before signing into homeroom at 7am, she cooks breakfast with her mom, helps her younger brother dress for preschool, arrives on campus early, and slides her sports bag into her locker. The full day ahead delivers a range of eight classes, including a music course during which she is learning to play guitar. And depending on the season, soccer practice follows. After 12 hours, she returns home to tackier up to five hours of homework before heading off to bead and chasing a similar schedule the next day… Read the full article