Page 12 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - March, 2017
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Aiden Secena Sanders Falisity Bumgarner Jasmine Klatush

Kindergarten Sixth grade Ninth grade
Rochester Primary School Rochester Middle School Rochester High School

Aiden Secena Falisity is a sixth- Jasmine Klatush,
Sanders is a grader at Rochester a ninth-grader at
kindergartener at Middle School where Rochester High
Rochester Primary she has a 3.5 GPA. School, is holding a
School. He is the son Falisity is the daughter 3.11 GPA. She is the
of Bryan and Mary of Lucy Hill and daughter of Pamela
Sanders and has two Johnny Bumgarner Esparaza and Chris
brothers, two sisters, and has one brother Klatush and has two
a Great Dane named and a dog named Kai brothers, three sisters
Frank, a cat named Lewis and three Puppy. and an American bulldog named
bunnies named Frank, Bean and Winston.
Shadow. While Falisity enjoys many aspects
of school, she especially likes reading Her favorite thing about school is
Aiden loves many things about throughout the day. In addition to seeing her friends. She also enjoys
school, eespecially coloring and her literary inclination, she believes learning new things, sometimes
writing. Much of his success is from much of her academic success is anyway. She feels a lot of her success
being a good listener. Aiden also stands because she always listens carefully comes from getting her work done
out as a helper in the classroom and to her teachers. Falisity encourages promptly and spending plenty of
follows the rules. He would encourage other students to always turn their time studying. She would tell other
his classmates to not play during class, work in on time. This will help them students that they also can succeed
be nice and listen to the teacher. avoid falling behind and having to because hard work pays off.
play catch up.
Aiden has many hobbies, including In addition to being active in the
playing video games with Ben, playing Falisity’s special interest at home classroom, Jasmine is an athlete. She
with his baby brother August, riding is drawing. She also enjoys spending played volleyball during the fall and
his bike, playing T-ball and playing quality time with her friends and is on the fast-pitch softball team.
outside. Aiden is a talented child family. In seeking to further her Outside of school, she loves to play
and excels at riding horses, drawing, artistic talents, Falisity takes part in sports, especially fast-pitch softball,
driving his Gator, running and buying Rochester’s Art Club. and hang out with her friends and
great presents for people. family.
While only in middle school,
After high school, Aiden has Falisity has plans to attend college Jasmine’s aspirations do not end
big plans. He wants to be a hunter after she graduates from high school. with high school. After graduating
and also build things. He plans to She doesn’t know where or what she from Rochester, she plans to attend
accomplish these goals by going to will study but she understands that college and pursue a career as a dental
school and always being a happy to get into college, she will have to be hygienist. Jasmine has not yet decided
person. He would like to go to a a good student and maintain a high which college she will attend, but she’s
college near home and wants to study GPA. sure she will study hard.
dinosaurs and also how trees survive.
When we asked her what she would If she were the chairman of the
If Aiden were chairman of the do if she were the Chairman of the tribe, she would organize more
tribe, he would talk with people about tribe, she answered simply that she sports tournaments for youth in our
caring for others. would help all of the children more. community.

Emily Pickernell
Kirsten Secena Devin Olney The Chehalis Tribe offers a friendly reminder that graduation is
Nora Ortivez right around the corner. We celebrate our graduating seniors with
Lauren Quilt a dinner and recognition ceremony. If you know any community
or tribal members getting ready to graduate, please have them
get in touch with us to make sure they are on our list. Contact JJ
Shortman at 360-709-1749 or Jodie Smith at 360-709-1897.

Contributed by the Chehalis Tribe K-12 Program
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