WINDOW ROCK– During the graduation season, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer had the honor of attending several promotion and graduation ceremonies to support and congratulate Navajo students, their families, and educators.
“On behalf of the Nez-Lizer Administration, we congratulate our Diné graduates for achieving a significant milestone. Many of our Diné citizens, including our young and intelligent people, will be receiving their diplomas, certificates, associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. We also recognize our children, many of whom will be promoted from Head State, pre-school, and FACE program to higher grade levels,” said President Nez. “We are extremely proud of their outstanding accomplishments and achievements.”
During the graduation ceremonies, President Nez and Vice President Lizer encouraged graduates to continue to pursue their goals for themselves, loved ones, and their communities.
“Many of our children, friends, and relatives successfully walked across the graduation stage this month with the knowledge and skills that will accompany them into a bright future. Going to school is challenging, but every day, they pushed themselves to finish. They practiced our Navajo Way of Life teaching, “T’áá hwó’ ajít’éego,” to reach this day,” said Vice President Lizer.
In honor of the great Chief Manuelito, the Administration encourages all graduates to continue pursuing higher levels of education, including those who completed trade and vocational training.
“As our graduates enter a new world after their graduation, we must remind them that there is plenty of work to do. There will be times when the world will challenge their values, integrity, and purpose, but do not be afraid to face injustice and ignorance because we are born of high strength, resilience, and faith,” added President Nez.
The Administration also extends their appreciation to the parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers for supporting our Diné students and for helping them to reach their goals.
“Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2019. God Bless you on your new journey,” said President Nez. “The Nez-Lizer Administration will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you move on and build a brighter future.”