Cloquet students receive Indian Education Awards
Each year, the Minnesota Indian Education Association sponsors nine education awards at its professional conference. Two of the awards are the Outstanding American Indian Postsecondary Student and Minnesota Outstanding American Indian High School Student of the Year. The purpose of MIEA is to establish and maintain communications and the promotion of quality education and unity for American Indians for the express purpose of continuity of communications and ongoing awareness of local and statewide educational activities.
Cassandra Roy, a White Earth Ojibwe, was honored by the MIEA as the Outstanding Minnesota American Indian Postsecondary Student of the Year. Roy, a Cloquet Senior High School graduate, did science research for six years with her science fair teacher and mentor Cynthia Welsh. Her research efforts were greeted with great success at the Minnesota Academy of Science State Science Fair; the International Sustainable World Environment Project Olympiad; the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair; the Minnesota Stockholm Junior Waterprize; and the National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair. Roy was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Winds of Change, the professional journal for the American Indian Science and Engineering Association.