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Students visit the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute during a recent field trip.

Students visit the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute during a recent field trip.

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Students visit the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute during a recent field trip.

Mirella Mercado, Staff writer

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Farmington High students recently traveled around the state to visit colleges as part of the Spring college tour for native students, sponsored by the Office of Indian Education and the Johnson O’Malley Association.

The students got an opportunity to look at all the different options, including which colleges will give them what they need for classes or programs, for their career and which college will teach them about their culture.

Nearly 40 students participated this year, 18 students from FHS, 17 from Piedra Vista High School, and four from Rocinante High School.

When asked about what this trip was entailed, JOM counselor at Farmington High  Marvin Pete replied, “To give the experience of looking at options.”

Students listen to a presentation during a field trip to New Mexico colleges.

Students toured colleges and school for arts in Santa Fe, as well as visited the University of New Mexico’s Pueblo Culture Center.

“We try to go out of state some for the students to see more options,” Pete added, “but this year that wasn’t an option.”

In order for a student to go on the Spring field trip, they must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, have no attendance issues, be on track to graduate, and have no disciplinary record.

Pete explained they try to take a different grade level each year so that students from all grades get to look at colleges. This year seven sophomores are attending and seven juniors.

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