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Salt River Schools Host Education Fair

A representative from Scottsdale Community College shares information with a potential future student.

Representatives from Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and other state higher-education institutions came together for the Salt River Schools 2017 Education Fair on April 6.

More than a dozen SRS-related and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community government-related booths and out-of-state high schools also participated in the education fair. The free four-hour event attracted more than 100 people to the Salt River Community Building. A free meal of hamburgers and hot dogs was provided.

The theme of the fair was “Reaching Higher, Asii knaamk, Si baic u:g i himc hek e mascamik.”

Children pose for a photo with Miss Indian World Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn (center) and other royalty.
Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn, Miss Indian Arizona Shaandiin P. Parrish, Jr. Miss Salt River Sialik King and Red Mountain Eagle Powwow Princess Kennise McGertt were on hand. The Salt River Senior Steppers also performed.

The event opened with the posting of the colors by the high school’s JROTC and a drumline performance. Salt River Schools Superintendent Louis Laffitte addressed the attendees a couple times, sharing the goals of the event and school district.

A packed Salt River Schools Education Fair at the Community Building
Attendees could qualify to win prizes if they visited each booth or took a school survey. Prizes included Target and RoadHouse Cinemas gift cards, OdySea Aquarium tickets and more.

For details on future SRS events, visit www.saltriverschools.org or search Salt River Schools on Facebook and Instagram.