I have been given huge burdens in my life this past year. The one thing that has been solid and positive in my life is my school and the staff at the Native Education College. The staff is phenomenal and caring beyond a call of duty. The wonderful people around me at the college have helped me sustain my life and help me remember that I have a strong place in this world, and all my educational goals can be reached and my dreams can be met and achieved. My mother was an alumni of NEC and beloved by the staff and community. Thank you to the Native Education College, I could not have done this without you. And my daughter, thanks to you as well.