Main Navigation - Mobile

Success Story: The First Annual Powwow at RHS

Success Story: The First Annual Powwow at RHS

Richfield High School was proud to host our first annual Powwow. The event, which was organized by students, was a tremendous success and a vibrant celebration of Native American/Indian culture. Led by the remarkable Niya Briggs, Aeris Briggs and Danlad Kasim, our students formed a dance group teaching each other traditional dances, showcasing the beauty and richness of Indigenous heritage. Niya Briggs led the Fancy Shawl dancers, Aeris Briggs led the Jingle Dress dancers, and Danlad Kasim led the male Traditional and Grass dancers. Witnessing the grace and skill of these dances, and the bravery of our students to come together and share their culture with the school, was awe-inspiring.

"Watching these students come together over the past several weeks and dedicate their time to practice their traditional dances was a beautiful thing to witness," said Native American/Indian Education Coordinator Sam Weaver.

As the students made their grand entrance into the gym, dancing to the rhythmic beat of the drum, it was an unforgettable moment (and there were a few teary eyes). This Powwow exemplified the essence of why we are here – to inspire and uplift our students. We want to thank the students and staff who were a part of the Powwow and everyone who assisted with the planning, preparation and successful execution of the event. A special shout-out to our Arena director, Nevaeh Coffman. She was in charge of making sure the Powwow went smoothly and she did a great job!

"The Powwow was an extraordinary display and testament to the strength and spirit of our students," said Sam Weaver. "It left an undeniable mark on our school and exemplifies the diversity and inclusivity of our school and community here in Richfield."

Read More

books

Recently, senior Kenia Melgar-Romero presented to a group of sophomores and juniors about a summer program she participated in last year called the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS)

Success Story: The First Annual Powwow at RHS

Richfield High School was proud to host our first annual Powwow. The event, which was organized by students, was a tremendous success and a vibrant celebration of Native American/Indian culture.

fametta at classroom

This month Fametta Zubah, RHS Class of 2021, visited our current juniors and seniors to talk about how to be successful in college, postsecondary plans, securing scholarship funding and navigating the cost of college.

Da Minnesota

This is the second year of the Direct Admissions program at Richfield High School, and seniors are excited about the pre-acceptance offers they have received from a variety of colleges and universities.

two students at rhs

Excitement is brewing once again as Richfield High School enters its second year of participation in the Direct Admissions program, in partnership with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. As they prepare to graduate this spring, seniors at Richfield High School have the opportunity to apply to various colleges and universities for free – knowing they have already been accepted!

A teacher at Centennial is interviewed for the evening news.

Landing Nav