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LAPS Students Participate In American Indian Day

on February 5, 2019 - 2:35pm

LAPS News:

Seven students from the Native American Club at Los Alamos High School traveled to the New Mexico State Capitol, otherwise known as the “Roundhouse” Friday for celebration of American Indian Day.

“We had a very successful field trip to the Roundhouse for American Indian Day on Friday,” said former San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. James Mountain and current Native American Parent Advisory Council Chairman.

LAPS students included Nichelle Aguilar (LAPS 11th grade), Daniel Gonzales (TFA 9th grade), Janessa Gonzales (LAHS 12th grade), Maddox Martinez (TFA 9th grade), Leah Mountain (LAHS 11th grade), Kira Tsoodle (LAHS 10th grade) and Aaron Warren (LAHS 12th grade).

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos introduced the students on the floor of the regular session that day and the students had the opportunity to talk with several politicians, including newly-elected U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanked Rep. Chandler and sponsors Mountain, Student Engagement Coordinator Laura Wagner and LAMS teacher Rita Sanchez for assisting with the field trip to the Roundhouse.

Wagner wrote in an organizational email, “Thank you students for choosing to attend and thank you parents for sending your kids along for the day.”

Native American Parent Advisory Council meets at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in the LAPS boardroom at 2075 Trinity Dr. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.