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Warm Springs, Oregon
November 20, 1987 PAGE 7
Counselor sees job as privilege
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Elected as oficert of Madras High School S alive A merlcan Student Union are (left to right) Marcie
Stacona, Phoebe Suppah, chairman Gabriele Sohappy and Roy Tulee.
Students form Native American Student Union
Five seniors have been elected to
administer the newly formed Mad
ras High School Native American
Student Union. Phoebe Suppah,
Gabriele Sohappy, Marcie Stacona,
George Ike and Roy Tulee will help
develop a constitution and organ
ize the club.
Students will "learn how to work
together to bring about a positive,
productive experience for Indian
youth."cxplains club advisor Marie
Calica. Work will begin with a
retreat aimed at "enhancing lead
ership abilities," she says.
Many native American students
have been inquiring about the club.
Club administrator Gabriele So
happy became a club member because
she "wants to learn more about
leadership and government." She
also wants to know more about her
Five committees dedicated to en
suring opportunities for academic,
career, social, cultural and personal
development is part of the club's
organization. Chairpersons for
these committees will be selected
Objectives for the Native Ameri
can Student Union have been
prioritized by student members
including: provide a forum to plan
and carry out cultural, social, civic
and other activities; promote the
strengthening of family communi
cations and relationships; develop
the self-help skills of students to
help themselves, their peers, fami
lies and others; plan and organize
Indian youth leadership develop
ment activities; provide consulta
tion to community agencies and
organizations for program, servi
ces and activity planning; and, pro
mote positive peer and community
The club has been approved by
the Warm Springs Tribal Council.
It will operate under thejoint sanc
tion and supervision of the Jeffer
son County School District 509-J
and the Confederated Tribes of
Students are currently involved
in developing a constitution and
by-laws. Ideas for club activities
and actual club work will be per
formed by students, says Calica.
"They will make the decisions."
"I'd like to see the kids dreum big
Madras Jr. High Title IV coun
selor Phyllis Griffith is trying hard
to get to know all the Indian stu
dents at Madras Jr. High. She sees
from 8-10 students daily, makes
telephone calls to parents and has
meetings with parents.
Although she must sometimes
see a student because he is having
trouble in school, the counselor
prefers to see the students when
they want to see her.
During the first few weeks of
school. Griffith was able to help
students with their scheduling dif
ficulties. Currently, her daily con
tact may have to deal with mid
term reports. If a student has several
classes where he or she is falling
below a C average, she calls the
student into the office "to sec if
there's anything I can do." She
encourages them to work on im
proving their grades and talks to
them about the future. She adds.
"I'd like to help them plan for the
future and encourage them."
One of Griffith's major efforts
will be aimed at increasing attend
ance of Indian students. She is try
ing to develop a support system
that will encourage students to
"arrive on time and be here." She
wants to see students develop re
sponsibility to get to school.
Griffith also hopes to see stu
dents learning to resolve their dif
ferences verbally rather than phys
ically. Communication can work
to resolve problems in a positive
way, she feels.
"I want them to feel comfortable
with me." Visiting with students at
the bus stop, in the halls and at
lunch time is helping to make her
presence known. This also gives
her the opportunity to meet more
"I see a really good group of
kids,"Gnllith jelaics. She particu
larly cares about students this age.
I hey have their special pioblems.
"If I can help push them in the right
direction, that's my privilege,"
Griffith moved to this urea two
years ago. Both she and her hus
band. Everett, are educators. She
received degrees in education Irom
the D niversity ol'Oi egon w here she
worked for two years as assistant
dean of women, followed by seven
years as associate dean of students
at Oregon College of Education
(Western Oregon State College) in
Monmouth. Orei'nn She wa act
ing I itle IV counselor last spring.
Working with community liaison
Marie Calica. Griffith hopes to get
students involved in Culture Club.
She and Calica will be working
lifter school in the near future in a
program designed to improve stu
dent's sell-esteem and teaching them
to "just accept themselves."
She especially expresses excite
ment in simply being able to work
with the students at Madras Jr.
High. She sees much that she can
do to help and she feels her job as
'I itle IV counselor is a "real posi
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Journalism scholarships offered to
Are you a minority student inter
ested in print journalism?
The Department of Communi
cations at Washington State Uni
versity is offering full scholarships
to minority students who would
like to write, report, edit and use
computers on a university campus
' next sufrrmer. " -'
All expenses, including tuition,
board and room are included. You
would live in dormitories and be
responsible only for transportation
to and from Pullman.
Pacific Northwest newspapers
and media organizations join this
department in encouraging minor
ity students to discover the excite
ment of journalism careers by
enjoying the faclities of the Edward
R. Murrow Communications Cen
ter half days during the week of
June26toJuly 1, 1988. You would
enroll in broadcasting the other
Summer Challenge $8 offers pic
nics, recreation and social events.
These will all be reported in the
newspaper which you could help to
produce under the supervision of
What if you have no journalism
experience? No problem. This is
your opportunity to see what news
papers and broadcast jounalism
are all about, without having to
worry about grades. The advice
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Warm Springs silversmith Harry Miller helps Madras High School art but jobs in any field in wheh writ-
students in the construction of a ring. Miller is one of several local artists ing is required.
invited to instruct in Robin Gerke's classes, sharing their knowledge with
Two MHS seniors note plans for college
Advice is also available from the
University's minority counseling
and financial aid offices which will
be open this summer.
How do you apply for this free
week? Just fill out an application.
If you, your teachers or parents
have questions, please contact l orn
Heuterman at the Department of
State University, Pullman, WA
99164-2520, or call (509)335-5861.
We will be pleased to help you plan
your week with journalism.
Janis Suppah. daughter of Roger
Suppah and Brenda Bohay. was
included on the honor roll at
Anadrako High School. Suppah, a
freshman, was on the principal's
honor roll with all As, Bs and no
School delays, closures will be announced
Early morning announcements
of school closures or delayed school
opening due to snow, ice or other
emergency conditions will be broad
cast by radio stations KWSI,
KRCO and KPRB and TV station
KTVZ in Bend.
It may be necessary because of
the threat of severe weather or
other emergencies to send children
home from school early, it any
emergency should occur, the mat
ter of departure of your chldren
from school will be decided by the
school superintendent. The deci
sion may be to send your children
home immediately; it may be to
keep them in the schools indefi
nitely under continued supervision
until the emergency has passed.
Whatever the decision, it will be
with the best interest of yourchild
n as the deciding factor. Please
select a "second home" where your
children may stay in the event you
are away from home, and instruct
your children concerning the "se
cond home". If the decision is
made to keep the students in their
respective schoo'.s, they may ho
picked up at the school by checking
at the school's office. Remember,
in case of this type of emergency
stayed tuned to your radio for
information concerning the release
of your children from school.
Students compete for Geneva trip
Madras High School Indian stu
dents have been given the oppor
tunity to compete for a trip to Gen
eva, Switzerland to represent
American Indian youth at the Uni
ted Nations Convention on Janu
ary 25-29, 1988.
Six students have been given
applications. They are Angela Selam,
Marcie Stacona, Nicole Yaw, Del
ton Trimble, Richard Hoaglin and
Students must complete a 250
by Saphronia Coochise
Carnella L. Quam of Madras is
17 years-old. She lives with her
mother Gloria Chopito and her
one month old sister Kayla Knee
land. Carnella also has a 15-year-old
brother, Anthony (Elmo) Cho
pito. Her grandparents are Mr. and
Mrs. Sidney Quam of Zuni, New
Quam is of the'Zuni and Laguna
descent. At this time Carnella holds
a part-time job at First Interstate
Bank in Madras as a teller and
Designing dresses and sewing
are special interests of Quam. Her
favorite class last year was sewing
with Mrs. Crocker, who currently
moved. This year its English with
Mr. Pete Carlson and photography
with Mr. Robin Gerke.
She isn't involved in any sport
but likes to watch football and
The outlook of the past school
years as Carnella has stated, "They
have been a blast. I got to meet a lot
of new people, that I know I will .
never forget, one thing for sure. I
wouldn't want to do it again." Feel
ings about her last year in school,
she says it's a sad feeling, she feels
she will never get to see every one
again but she knows they will
She would also like to wish all of
her classmates the best of luck after
high school. Friends, teachers, games
and dances are things Carnella will
miss most about high school.
Carnella has selected a few career
choices a designer, a photographer,
a model, or cosmetology but hasn't
decided from the four. She is cer
tain of the college and her choice is
Leward Community College in
Seventeen year-old George D.
Ike of Warm Springs lives with his
legal guardian, Myra Shawaway.
His father is Marvin Ike, Sr. His
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grandparents are Raymond John
son, Sr. and Rosanna Johnson,
both deceased. He also has a grand
mother in White Salmon, Washing
ton. Her name is Dorothy Cassa way.
George has five brothers and sis
ters, 17-year-old Tony Garrison,
Rhonda Ike, 13, Robyn Ike, 8,
Marvin Ike. Jr., 5 and Phyllis Shaw
away who is five.
Ike is of the Warm Springs,
Yakima and Paiute descent.
George is currently a participant
of the Madras High School foot
ball team, he also likes to play his
favorite sport, basketball.
His favorite classes are all math
classes and his favorite teachers are
Mr. Larry Larson and Mr. Jack
Gallagher. George received special
awards in physics and math.
George's outlook of the past
school years, as he states it, "It has
been a long hard struggle, and I'm
glad I made it. It was a good
His feelings about high school
are nothing unusual; just get out of
high school and go to college. But
he is kind of happy. The teachers
and friends are what George will
miss the most about MHS.
His career choice is Aerospa
ceAeronautical Engineering. His
college choice being the University
of New Mexico. His comment to
the remaining students of MHS is
"Have a good ol time."
word essay on the issue of child
ren's rights. "The topic is general
and vague," says MHS counselor
Jack Burke, but it allows students
to be creative.
Essays will be judged after the
November 16 deadline by MHS
graphic arts teacher Phil Commin
gore, education, training and employ
ment manager Charles (Jody) Cal
ica and Burke.
A 2.5 or above grade point aver
age is necessary for competition
and students are also assessed on
leadership and involvement in school
According to 509-J district com
munity liaison Marie Calica the
student who is selected is expected
to: express him- or herself in oral
and written communication; respond
to volunteer opinions and observa
tions on varied topics related to
children; have a good knowledge
of current affairs or be willing to
receive tutoring; have a good under
standing of issues confronting Indian
tribes or communities or be willing
to receive tutoring; and. articulate
a good understanding of "Human
Funding for travel expenses has
not yet been secured. However,
Marie Calica is seeking private
grants as well as Bureau of Indian
Affairs education office assistance
for funding. Individual contribu
tions will also be accepted, she
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A little extra help
Harm Spring Elementary Title IV teachers aide Millie Wilson helps
kindergartner Bernadette Smith with an art project.