EBCI students honored at Principal Chief’s Awards 

by May 23, 2019COMMUNITY sgadugi

Olivia Me-Li Jackson, left, receives a Principal Chief’s Award from Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed during the annual awards ceremony in the Cherokee Tribal Council Chambers on the morning of Wednesday, May 22. (JONAH LOSSIAH/One Feather photo)


The following students, all members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, were honored at the annual Principal Chief’s Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22.  The event, hosted by Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed, was held in the Cherokee Tribal Council Chambers.  

Cherokee High School: Emma Stamper, Blake Smith 

Cherokee Middle School: Mahala Allison, Braylon James 

Cherokee Elementary School: Samantha Toineeta, Dawson Clapsaddle 

New Kituwah Academy: Naomi Watiyeli Taylor, Tyce Hogner 

Smokey Mountain Elementary School: Lucianna Tramper, Steffani Sanchez 

Smokey Mountain Middle School: Shelby Maney, Jalen Motola 

Smoky Mountain High School: Olivia Me-Li Jackson, Patrick Sneed 

Swain East Elementary: Pippa Welch, Seth Carroll 

Swain West Elementary: Faith Murray, Sylas Stanberry 

Swain Middle School: Mary Cooper, Blake Sain 

Swain County High School: Kilyne Oocumma, Jack Cooper 

Fairview Elementary School: Madalyn Moody, Elijah Hamilton 

Scott’s Creek Elementary School: Chloe Ledford, Gabriel Wolfe 

Andrews High School: Shahannah Rattler, Karra Postell 

Murphy High School: Natasha Lequire, Noah Herrin 

Robbinsville Elementary School: Bailie Sequoyah Conley, Johnny Roman Jones 

Robbinsville Middle School: Tai-Lee Owle, Haden Key 

Robbinsville High School: Ryen Bird, Madison Elisabeth Orr

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