Page 12 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - April, 2017
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Kaytlin Pickernell Annie Burnett Samuel Starr-Wright

Second grade Seventh grade 10th grade
Rochester Primary School Elma Middle School Oakville High School

Kaytlin Pickernell Annie Burnett Samuel Starr-
is in the second grade turned 13 on April 10. Wright is in the 10th
at Rochester Primary She is in seventh grade at Oakville High
School. She is the grade at Elma Middle School, where he has
daughter of Chris and School, where she has a 3.8 GPA. He is the
Erika Pickernell and a 3.3 GPA. She is the son of Sasha Starr and
she has one sister. One daughter of David Sam Wright. He has
of her favorite things and Farralee Burnett a sister, a brother and
to do at home is play and has two brothers three dogs. Sam likes
board games with her aunt. and one sister, a cat, two dogs, five having conversations with his family.
chickens and an awesome horse
Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Todd, named Twix. Annie enjoys going to He enjoys sports and plays
and she enjoys her physical education horse shows with her family. basketball for his high school. Sam
class. She says she is a successful feels he is a successful student because
student because she practices At school, she likes lunch and being he’s willing to work hard and Angelica
everything. Kaytlin advice to other with her friends. She feels she is a pushes him. His advice for other
students is to not talk while the successful student because she is a students is “No slacking!”
teacher is talking. fast learner and does all of her work.
Her advice for other students is to pay When he isn’t at school, Sam likes
She enjoys cheerleading and will be attention and work hard. to catch up on his sleep.
playing soccer soon. She likes to play
with her friends or play games on her Annie is the President of the After he graduates, Sam is going to
mom’s phone. Country Pride 4-H group. She enjoys attend the University of Oregon.
brushing, riding and talking to Twix.
Kaytlin says that she is good at She is good at pole bending, barrels, Attention
weaving Native American baskets. international flags and other horse class of 2017
rodeo events.
After she graduates from high Graduation is right around the
school, Kaytlin wants to go to college After Annie graduates high school, corner! The Chehalis Tribe celebrates
to become a doctor. She is planning she plans to start a horse ranch. our graduating seniors with a dinner
to attend that “really good school and recognition ceremony. If you
Yale.” If Annie was chairman of the know any community or tribal
tribe, she said, “I would try to do the members getting ready to graduate,
If Kaytlin was chairman of the things that my dad did when he was please have them get in touch with
tribe, she would have more dinners, chairman.” us to make sure they are on our list.
giveaways and things for kids to do. Contact JJ Shortman at 360-709-
1749 or Jodie Smith at 360-709-1897.

As a reward for their commitment to school and personal growth, each student of the
month will receive a $50 gift card from the Education Department.

Contributed by the Chehalis Tribe K-12 Program

Positive Indian Parenting classes nurture family bond

The Healthy Families Project Positive Indian Parenting classes. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 8
connects native families with a Upcoming classes will be held in Praise in Traditional
home visitor and offers parent/child the Social Services Department:
activity and learning ideas, infant/ Parenting AND Choices in
childhood development screening, Lessons of the Cradleboard: Parenting: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
connections with local early child 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 24 May 22
and family resources, monthly
group connections for families and Harmony in Child Rearing: Contact Beth Klatush at
11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 1 360-709-1627 or bklatush@
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