NAVAJO, N.M. — On Friday, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren met with the graduating senior class of Navajo High School to offer his words of encouragement and advice.
As they begin to prepare to continue with their education, or get into a trade school, or join the military, the President said to the student he supports them in whichever direction they go.
The president expressed his optimism for the future of the Navajo Nation and tasked every student to learn, read, and listen, as well to never be afraid to follow their dreams.
“Follow your heart and do the things that will matter because that way, you’re more successful,” said President Nygren. “Never be shy about saying what you want to be at this moment in time because that actually led you to your friends and your relatives. what you want to be too.
The President reminded the students they represent the Navajo Nation.
The president held a question-and-answer session at both schools on the importance of language and culture, education and never forgetting their roots and upbringing.
As part of a three-month tour of high schools across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, President Nygren continues to meet with student councils, school administrators, counselors, and the Navajo Nation Office of Financial Assistance and Scholarships to improve access to resources and information for all students.
The next school visits on the agenda include: Bread Springs Day School, Jefferson Elementary School, Tuba City High School, Monument Valley High School, and more.