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Student Spotlight
Name: Emilia LaPointe-Rosas
Tribal Affiliation: Puyallup Tribe
School: First Creek Middle School
Education: Boze Elementary School from K-5th grade and I received numerous awards throughout my elementary years including Student of the Month and Top Perfect Attendance. I ran in all the Tacoma City track meets in 4th and 5th grade, and came in 1st, 3rd, and 5th in some of the running events. I attended Camp Seymour in 4th and 5th grade. I started playing the Flute in 5th grade. At my 5th grade graduation I received about 7 awards and one of them was the President’s Award.  
            I am now going to First Creek Middle School where I play the flute for their band and I play sports. Some of the sports I play at First Creek are track, soccer, and basketball. I love to learn new things and my GPA is 3.5. I also received the President’s Award last school year.
 Current Activities: I am in a program called AVID –Advancement via Individual Determination– which is a college readiness program that builds the study skills and habits students will need to succeed in college. With my busy schedule I am learning how to play the piano.
My Future: I will be attending Lincoln High School in a couple of years.  When I graduated from high school my plans are to attend Stanford University.      
Come join us for our next culture night! We will begin at 5:30PM on April 22nd at the Madison Complex. There will be a potluck style dinner to go along with the night's activities. See you there!
 The mission of the Indian Education Program is to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaskan Natives so that these students can have an equal opportunity to achieve to the same challenging standards as all students.
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Indian Education Program
​Madison Complex
3101 S. 43rd Street
Tacoma WA 98409

David Syth
Room #2

Jon Jennings
Indian Education Specialist
Room #6

April Sheoships
Indian Education Specialist
Room #6


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