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Ava Boyd Emily Pickernell Devin Olney

Oakville Elementary School Rochester Middle School North Thurston High School
Second grade Eighth grade Ninth grade

Ava, daughter of Emily is in the Devin is in the
Daryl and Angelena eighth grade at ninth grade at North
Boyd, is in the second Rochester Middle Thurston High School
grade at Oakville School, where she has and has a 3.9 GPA. He
Elementary School. a 4.0 GPA. is the son of Edward
She has four older Olney and has a sister,
brothers and seven She is the daughter six dogs and two cats.
dogs. of Chris and Erika
Pickernell and has one Math is Devin’s
She enjoys doing sister. favorite subject. He
math. She feels she is a successful feels the secret to his success is hard
student because she listens to her She has set a simple goal of being work.
teacher and does her work. Her advice successful at school. She says she is
for other students is to pay attention, a good student because she does her At home, Devin likes to play video
participate and be good. work and turns it in on time. Emily’s games, ride his bike, go shopping and
advice for other students is to be collect shoes. He is good at gaming
Ava likes to watch TV and play fun dedicated, work hard and complete and loves running. He also enjoys
games with her friend Carolann. She your homework. going on hikes with his family.
also likes to play baseball and says
she’s good at the game. Cleaning up Emily is athletic and plays While he’s not yet sure what he
around the house and yard with her volleyball for her school. She also will study, Devin wants to go to a
family is fun, and it’s important to enjoys going places with her family. division one college and earn high
spend time together. marks.
When she graduates from high
After Ava graduates from high school, Emily wants to study nursing at When Devin was asked what
school, she plans to attend college to Centralia College. he would do if he was chairman of
become a teacher. the tribe, he said: “I would give out
If Emily was chairman of the tribe, a bunch of shoes and change the
If Ava was chairman of the tribe, she she would put more money into the qualifying age of elders to 60 years
would encourage people to be good. education program to help tribal old.”
students succeed.

From the education department: As a reward for Honor roll: Kaylena Delgado, Jakeb Hoyle, Anna Contributed by
Chehalis Tribe
their commitment to school and personal growth, each Johnson, Devin Olney, Mya Ortivez, Nora Ortivez, K-12 Program
student of the month will receive a $50 gift card. Emily Pickernell, Valerie Pickernell, Kirsten Secena

Community Center offers Centralia College courses

Centralia College is offering LEARN MORE technical coursework. To take classes you must:
college classes at the Chehalis 99 – Prepares students for
Tribal Community Center Feel free to contact Racheal n Apply to Centralia
starting Jan. 3. Mendez at the Community college composition. Students College. Go to
Center at 360-709-1698 or analyze text, review sentence
Classes are for all tribal structure and punctuation and n Get an acceptance letter.
members, community write several short essays. n Take the compass test at
members, tribal employees and Math 99 or equivalent. Centralia College.
Enterprise employees. English 98/99: Randy English 101: Expository n You may go to the
writing course encourages Phoenix Center/Library
Chehalis tribal members’ Johnson, 11:30-12:50 p.m. students to think and write at Centralia College or call
classes will be paid through the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with clarity, conciseness and Racheal Mendez at 360-709-
Higher Education program. enjoyment; to organize and 1698 to find out a good time
98 – Study proper word develop their ideas; and to for her to drive you there.
Math 107: 10:15-11:20 usage, sentence structure express themselves sharply. n The test costs $15
a.m. Linda Griffith, Monday- and punctuation. Writing Prerequisite: Students must (Chehalis tribal members’
Thursday. Designed to includes personal essays and meet mandatory placement tests will be paid through the
enhance math proficiency of summaries. Emphasis is on requirements to enroll. A Education Program).
liberal arts students. Includes improving grammar and minimum score of 83 on the Tribal members must
mathematics in management, writing skills for personal COMPASS test or 46 on the also have a Chehalis Tribal
statistics, probability, art and needs and preparation for ASSET test, or completion of Higher Education Scholarship
other practical applications five credits of ENGL 099 with application completed.
in society. Not preparation a minimum grade of 2.0.
for calculus. Prerequisite:
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