May 10, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Heather “Shum-Na-Bo” Heim, was named as one of ten high school women selected as a 2012 Future Leader at the YWCA 24th Annual Leadership Luncheon held yesterday in Topeka. Heim, who is from a PBPN family, graduated at the top of her class from Hope Street Academy with a 3.98/4.00 GPA. A profile that listed her accomplishments in the banquet’s program said that she is extremely proud of her Native American heritage and that she was a member of the Indian Education Advisory Council with the Topeka Public School system.
Members of the PBPN Charitable Contributions Committee also attended the luncheon that featured Jenna Bush Hager, a former First Daughter, who is also the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation and a NBC News correspondent. Bush Hager met with Heim and the other 2012 Future Leaders at a gathering before the luncheon began.
Below are some photos taken at the event:
Heather “Shum-Na-Bo” Heim (far right) with her Grandmother Myra Matchie (far left) and Aunt Ruta Mendez (center). Standing in the back is Mary Carr who is on the Charitable Contributions Committee.
(Left) Jenna Bush Hager and Melissa Brunner, WIBW-TV 13 news anchor, who was the mistress of ceremonies.
Heather (fourth from left) being recognized with the other Future Leaders. Heather plans to enter Haskell Indian Nations University this fall and major in environmental sciences.
(Left to right) is Tracy Martin, Wanda Treinen, and Mary Carr who attended the event. The Charitable Contributions Committee recently gave $1,000 to the YWCA and has actively supported the organization in the past. The PBPN also gave $1,500 to the Topeka #501 Public Schools Indian Education Program that will be used for this summer’s program scheduled for June 4-8. The PBPN contribution will help fund art supplies and transportation costs for students during the week.
(Left to right) Terry Manuel and Shawna Wabaunsee attended the luncheon yesterday. Both women work in the Human Resources Department at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.