Nation member is recognized for outstanding achievement in mechanic technology and sports
By Don Decker, YAN News 03/29/19
Yavapai-Apache Nation member Ty Engle of Tuba City competed in the Native Skill -Automotive Technology competition on March 28 in Kayenta, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation by placing 3rd. This
garnered him a $2000 scholarship to Universal Technical Institute (UTI) located in Avondale (west Phoenix) for the fall academic year.
Ty Engle is a senior at Tuba City High School and will be graduating this coming May. His parents are Patricia Tsinnie Engle and Brent Engle, Jr. of Tuba City.
Nation’s members might know Ty’s grandfather Brent Engle, Sr. formerly of Middle Verde who moved back to Tuba City. Linda Hartnett of Tunlii is his aunt and cousins are Tonita Fernando who works in the Nation’s court system and Renee Gonzales who is employed with the Nation’s CHR program.
Ty is also designated all-around talented sportsman who made the Navajo Times Basketball All-Star for the 2018-2019 school year.
Ty will be honored in a ceremony on Monday April 8 at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico on the campus of Shiprock High School.
Updated information: May 16, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019: TCHS Sports Banquet, Ty received these awards
Football: 1)Offensive MVP
2)Arizona Interscholastic Association, First Team All-Region (Football-3A-North)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Northeast Arizona Technological Institute Vocational of Education (N.A.T.I.V.E.), Chinle, Arizona:
Ty recieved an award for CTE (Career Technical Education) “Student of the Year” Award for Tuba City High School.
Ty is a full time student at Tuba City High School, a full time athlete who played basketball and football and works part-time under the Yavapai-Apache Nation
WIOA program and coaches young children in basketball. Ty will be receiving his high school diploma on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Tuba City High School.