GRIC members look for options at College Night in District 2
May 6, 2016
Gila River Indian News
The Student Services College Night was a hit at the District 2 Hashan Kehk Multipurpose Building as Community members came out to meet with representatives from colleges and universities on April 12.
The event is a way for high school students and those looking to get back into school to see what higher education institutions have to offer.
Larramine Kisto from District 2 Hashan Kehk is a wild lands firefighter with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Nations Response team said he is interested in earning a college degree.
Kisto says that he would like to attend Central Arizona College and possibly enter into a satellite program there at the school with Northern Arizona University.
“They have a good fire program and they have a lot of good psychology programs [there]...so maybe I can try to combine them together,” he said.
Kisto said he would like to go into the mental health field based on his previous experience volunteering with a local prevention coalition, it has helped him see the numerous opportunities available to him.
Olivia Hogg, from District 1 and a senior at Coolidge High School came out to the college night with the thought of college life in her future.
“I want to learn about what kind of option’s [these] universities have that can open the door for me,” said Hogg.
A parent from District 2 Nicole Baptisto was happy to see events like college night hosted in the Community, because it allows for students to directly talk with school representatives and ask the questions that will prepare them for college.
She said, “It’s about getting more information from the advisors for [my] kids and what [they] need to attend college.”