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Daphne Attla

Doyon Foundation student Daphne Attla graduated from high school last May and is close to wrapping up her freshman year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). As she’s transitioned into college life, Attla said her biggest challenge has been time management.

“I work part-time and go to school full-time. I am learning to prioritize my time,” said Attla, who expects to graduate in 2013 with a bachelor’s of science in chemistry and hopes to become a pharmacist in the future.

In addition to school and work, Attla has also volunteered her time, participated in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) Next Step program, and plans to join some clubs at UAF. In high school, she was active in the Alaska Native Education Leadership club and the Spanish club.

“My advice for success is to study. I am learning time management, which means to turn off the TV. Also ask for help when needed, which means going to the math lab or the professor. Also remember to have confidence in your work,” Attla said.

As a current scholarship recipient, Attla said Doyon Foundation has helped her tremendously.

“I am very thankful for the help in tuition that Doyon has provided for me,” said Attla, who is the daughter of Marilyn John, and the granddaughter of Shirley Vent and George Attla, and Emily Sam and Tony Sam.