Upward Bound Alumni

High School Class of 2015

Coconino High School

  • Erena Clah (Southern Utah University)
  • Gary Crosby (Coconino Community College)
  • Danielle Smith (Coconino Community College)

Hopi High School

  • Dylan Ami (Northern Arizona University)
  • Armonty Denny (Dine College)
  • Midori Harris (Northern Arizona University)
  • Detroit James (University of Arizona)

Williams High School

  • Miranda Baldoski (Northern Arizona University)

Winslow High School

  • Clinton Contreras (Northern Arizona University)
  • Melanie Hanley (Pima Community College)
  • Selena Jaramillo (Northern Arizona University)
  • Luke McCauley (Fort Lewis College)
  • Nathaniel Renney-Erbst (University of Arizona)
  • Marcus Watson (University of  New Mexico)

College Graduates Class of 2015

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Alchesay High School

  • Mykhal Colelay Mendoza
    • College: Arizona State University
    • Major: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    • Major: Bachelor of Science in American Indiana Studies

Coconino High School

  • Sean McCarthy
    • College: Yavapai Community College
    • Major: Associates of Arts
  • Megan Nyland
    • College: Arizona State University
    • Major: Bachelors of Arts in Business
  • Melissa Nyland
    • College: Arizona State University
    • Major: Bachelors of Interdisciplinary

Williams High School

  • Rachel Karlson
    • College: Bernidii State University
    • Major: Bachelors of Science in Nursing
  • Bridgette Porter
    • College: University of Arizona
    • Major: Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Practices

Winslow High School

  • Natalynne Rogers
    • College: Arizona State University
    • Major: Master of Social Work

High School Class of 2014

Coconino High School 

  • Kirk Anderson (Coconino Community College)
  • Anabeth Avila Arenas (Northern Arizona University)
  • Janae Giles (Northern Arizona University)
  • Alyssia Yazzie-Quinonez  

Hopi High School 

  • Kira Beaudette (Dartmouth College, NH)
  • Domingo Flores 
  • Chanelle Leslie (Phoenix Arts Institute)
  • Jennifer Lomayaktewa (University of Arizona)
  • Christie Tsosie  

Williams High School 

  • Andrea Ayala (Coconino Community College)
  • Julio Belmontes (Coconino Community College)
  • Ximena Hernandez (Northern Arizona University)
  • Shean Ponce (Santa Clarita College)
  • Azalia Zuniga Jasso (Yavapai Community College)

Winslow High School 

  • Angelina Garcia (Arizona State University)
  • Kendall Holmes (Northern Arizona University)
  • Anisia McCabe (Arizona State University)
  • Shundeen Tsosie (Sierra Vista College, NV)

College Graduates Class of 2014

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Alchesay High School

  • Rylan Burke
    • College: Institute of American Indian Arts
    • Major:
  • Feather Sprengeler
    • College: Northern Arizona University
    • Major: Bachelor of Science in Public Health

    Coconino High School

    • Paul Baze
      • College: Northern Arizona University
      • Major: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Lambert Lockett
      • College: Phoenix College
      • Major: Associates of Applied Science in Audio Productions

    Hopi High School

    • Chantelle Benally
      • College: University of Arizona
      • Major: Bachelor of Science in Family Studies & Human Development
    • Terissa Joshytewa
      • College: Central Arizona College
      • Major: Associates of Arts in Elementary Education
    • Kristy Pavatea
      • College: Northland Pioneer College
      • Major: Associate of Arts in General Studies
    • Samantha Sekaquaptewa
      • College: University of Arizona
      • Major: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    • Nathania Silas
      • College: Coconino Community College
      • Major: Associate of Arts in General Studies
    • Lisa Smith
      • College: Arizona State University
      • Master of Teaching English as a Second Language

    Williams High School

    • Rachel Karlson
      • College: Central Lake College
      • Major: Associates of Applied Science in Nursing

    Winslow High School

    • Melissa Jacobs
      •  College: Mesa Community College
      • Major: Associates of Applied Studies in Culinary Studies
    • Karen Johnson
      • College: Northland Pioneer College
      • Certificate in Early Childhood Education in Preschool
    • Janessa Wybron
      • College: Mesa Community College
      • Major: Associates of Applied Studies in Pre-Health Careers

    High School Class of 2013

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    Coconino High School

    • Eden Clah 

    Hopi High School

    • Wilburn Adams 
    • Lamon Onsae (Coconino Community College)
    • Keia Kelly (University of Arizona)
    • Sacheen Mike (Arizona State University)
    • Shelden Nanacasia (Northern Arizona University)
      • Gates Millennium Scholar 
      • Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship 
      • NAU Lumberjack Scholarship  

    Williams High School

    • Jacob Coppers 
    • Crystal Heiser (Yavapai College)

    Winslow High School

    • Emmett Foster (Grand Canyon University):
      • Grand Canyon University Academic & Band Scholarships 
      • Arizona College Scholarship Foundation 
      • Worth and Dot Howard Foundation 
      • Hayden Walton Memorial Scholarship 
      • Rotary Club of Winslow 
      • Ron Bellman Memorial Scholarship 
      • Monroe Scholarship 
    • Mardo Lewis (University of Arizona):
      • Gates Millennium Scholar 
    • Branion Nahsonhoya 
    • Angelica Salazar (Northland Pioneer College)

    College Graduates Class of 2013

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    Alchesay High School

    • Apache Colelay
      • College: Arizona State University
      • Major: Speech & Hearing Sciences
    • Jilletta Begay
      • College: Arizona State University
      • Major: Psychology
    • Sanjiv Thompson
      • College: Northern Arizona University
      • Major: Masters in Bilingual & Multicultural Education
    • Leland Begay
      • College: University of New Mexico
      • Major: Natural Resource Law
    • Brianna Endfield
      • College:  Northern Arizona University 
      • Major: Education 
    • Melanie Vigil
      • College: University of New Mexico
      • Masters in Health Education

    Coconino High School

    • Devyn Allison
      • College: Arizona State University
      • Major: Human Nutrition

    Hopi High School

    • Terissa Josytewa
      • College: Central Arizona College
      • Major: Associates in Education

    Williams High School

    • Juana Martinez
      • College: Northern Arizona University
      • Major: Chemistry
    • Rachel Karlson
      • College:  Central Lakes College – Brainerd
      • Major: Associates in Liberal Arts
    • Jose Sanchez
      • College: Devry University- Chicago
      • Major: Electronics Engineering Tech

    Winslow High School

    • Natalynne Rogers
      • College:  Arizona State University
      • Major:  Social Work
    • Todd Wilcox
      • College: Northern Arizona University
      • Masters in Educational Leadership

    High School Class of 2012

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    Coconino High School

    • Trevor Howard 

    Hopi High School                  

    • Brittany Koiyaquaptewa 
    • Yasmin Puhuyesva (University of Arizona)

    Williams High School

    • Marie Aquino (University of Arizona & Exchange at University of New Jersey)

    Winslow High School

    • Tatianna Clyde (Northern Arizona University)
      • Gates Millennium Scholar 
    • Fatima Molina (University of Arizona & Exchange at University of California at Monterey)
      • Gates Millennium Scholar 
    • Aimee Wong (University of Arizona)
      • Dorrance Scholar