Tanisha Coyote celebrates graduation

Tanisha Coyote smiles in her graduation gown after receiving her high school diploma.
Tanisha Coyote poses with her family who commended her for her successes. Coyote thanks her mom and dad for guiding her through hardships and support.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum

Southern Ute tribal member, Tanisha Ruth Marie Turtle Coyote (17), celebrated an early high school graduation on Friday, Jan. 16. She was joined by her family at Farmington High School, where she was awarded her diploma complete with cap and gown. Timothy Kienitz, Farmington High School principal, congratulated Coyote on her achievements and wished her a thoughtful future in her education. Coyote will be attending Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO starting in August, where she will continue with her studies in culinary arts.

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