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Celebrating our Native students

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 16, 2016
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
612.668.0227
dirk.tedmon@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
 
Celebrating our Native students
 
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS’) Indian Education department is proud to host the 6th annual Native American Achievement Celebration. The celebration honors extraordinary Native students who are making a difference in their schools and community.  
 
Nominated by staff to receive recognition, students are celebrated for their involvement in extracurricular and cultural activities as well as their commitment to academics and attendance. This year, nearly 250 students from 30 schools will be honored at the event. Students and their families are invited to join in a shared meal, followed by a certificate ceremony and honor song. 
 
          What:   Native American Achievement Celebration
          When:  Wednesday, Feb. 17
                         5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
         Where: South High School
                         3131 19th Ave. S.
                         Minneapolis, MN 55407
 
For more information on MPS’ efforts to ensure all American Indian students are empowered as lifelong learners to become fully engaged leaders, stewards and citizens, visit indianed.mpls.k12.mn.us.
 
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