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YAN high school grad gets two awards

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Nation member is recognized for outstanding achievement in mechanic technology and sports
By Don Decker, YAN News 03/29/19

Ty Engle (c) is joined by his parents after being named All-Star Basketball player for the Navajo Nation while playing for Tuba City High School.

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)


1)Honorable Mention

                                                          Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Northeast Arizona Technological Institute Vocational of Education (N.A.T.I.V.E.), Chinle, Arizona:

Ty shows his plaque and banner for his outstanding achievements in school

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.

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