Florene Johnson, a senior who graduated Chemawa in December, was nominated by faculty and staff to be recognized as the best all-around Chemawa student this year. Florene earned a 4.0 GPA all of her four years at the school. She got an A in every single class she took. Ms. Ruiz predicts she will be crowned valedictorian of this year’s graduating class due to her perfect academic record.
In addition to excelling in academics, Florene served on student council, the school DAR committee, was a dorm officer every year, and was generally busy doing something with some group on campus all the time. Florene plans to attend college and has applied to Cornell, NYU, and other ivy league schools. Her goal is to become a tribal lawyer.