Schimmel ’18 Represents Native Youth at the National Level

Schimmel ’18 Represents Native Youth at the National Level

May 25, 2017 – Sam Schimmel ’18 was a guest speaker and panelist for the National Native Leaders Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, earlier this month. He spoke about the importance of the perspective of Native Youth  in policy and decision making at Tribal, State, and Federal levels. Following the conference, Sam traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with Senators and Congressmen who draft policy. He is working with Republicans and Democrats to address the unique challenges Native Youth face.

Sam also continues his role as a Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) Champion for Change visiting with Native Youth from across the country. In this role, he was featured in the March-May 2017 Kenaitze quarterly newsletter, The Counting Cord. In addition, Sam has been selected to participate in the College Horizons Native Youth program at Princeton.

Sam finished the year with the SST Ravens as the individual High Over All (HOA) score for his team at the Washington State Shoot in Spokane. He was just four targets shy of Washington Youth Education in Shooting Sports HOA state champion. His carvings and jewelry were also recently featured in the SAAS Visual Arts show.

It has been a busy spring for Sam! Congratulations on your many and varied accomplishments.