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Family Bingo & School Supply Restock packs the Eagles Nest 2-23-16

Joseph V. Sowmick - February 29, 2016

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer and the Tribal Education K-12/Higher Education staff came together with Tribal students and community as they enjoyed Family Bingo & School Supply Restock.  A packed house flocked to the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym on February 23 as Youth Achievement Advisor John Shelton called out the numbers.  


Tribal Education K-12 Youth Leadership Manager Deb Smith commended staff on the team effort it took to make another successful community event.  “Much of the thanks go out to the community for making our event a success. We would also like to thank At-Large/Member Services Youth Coordinator Colleen Maki for doing registration last night for the K-12 Education bingo,” Smith said.  “It was great to see so many families enjoying bingo, food, fun, family, school supplies and several of our Tribal youth drew the door prizes for the lucky winners.”


K-12 Educational Services Administrative Assistant II Tasha Wemigwans mentions the students really appreciate being able to restock their school supplies for the rest of the year.  “The school supplies that were given away to students at the family bingo included notebooks, folders, markers, erasers, pencils, glue sticks, K-12 water bottles and back packs,” Wemigwans said.   “We know a lot of the high school students use computers and they were also given 16 GB flash drives to assist with their coursework.”


SCIT Clerical Pool employee Samantha Chippeway brought her daughters to the Eagles Nest Tribal Gym for the food, fun and prizes.  “Family bingo was a great turn out. I enjoy seeing our community come together for the happiness of our youth,” Chippeway said.  “I just want to say a big thanks to our Tribal Education K-12 program for putting this together.  I appreciate all their hard work that they do for our children in the schools and our after school programs.”


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