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Salt River High School Hosts VEX Robotics Competition and VEX IQ Challenge 2016 Robotics State Qualifying Event
Submitted by the SRPMIC Education Department
Contributions by Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
On Saturday, February 20, Salt River High School (SRHS) held the VEX Robotics state qualifying competition for both high school and junior high. VEX Robotics is the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activity for middle and high school students. Verizonís financial support helped SRHS host 40 high school and junior high teams from California and all over the state of Arizona to compete in this qualifying tournament.
Salt River Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters
By Richie Corrales
Au-Authm Action News
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Emergency Management Program held its second Voluntary Organizations Active In Disasters meeting on March 1 at the Two Waters Complex. Currently the program is in the recruiting phase, working to reach as many Community members as possible who might be interested in attending and participating in training so they can serve as volunteers to help respond to and recover from an emergency or natural disaster in the Community. The program is also looking to recruit participation from other Community volunteer programs that may already exist for other non-emergency purposes.
Two Community Youth are Celebrated at the Blue Bird Ball
By Sheila Begay
Au-Authm Action News
Two Community youth, Jessica Meneses, 15, Red Mountain Branch and Elyssa Velarde, 14, Lehi Branch, were two of nine finalists for the 2015 Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year. The nine youth, in the presence of Community leaders, supporters, staff and family, gathered at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, for the annual Blue Door Ball event on Saturday, February 20.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in April
By Jessica Joaquin
Au-Authm Action News

On February 11, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and artist Ron Carlos demonstrated pottery-firing at the Heard Museum in Phoenix in conjunction with the premiere of The Piipaash Pottery Way, a short documentary produced by Native filmmaker Steven Yazzie (Navajo) that features Carlos and his artistry.