CCSD appreciates the support and encouragement from Honorable Council Delegate Steven Begay to our staff and students on the value of Navajo Language and culture. He emulated the value of Navajo language and encouraged CCSD to increase the number of Immersion programs in the district as well as continue to focus on our Navajo children's cultural identity development. His daughter attended the Diné Dual Language Immersion program at Eva B. Stokely and although it was a distance for them from Naschitti to Shiprock, they drove her every day because he believed in the effectiveness and benefits of the Immersion program. He is best remembered in engaging anyone and everyone around him in a conversation in Navajo as he modeled and encouraged everyone to speak Navajo without embarrassment or criticism. He advocated for education, safety, and the Diné Way of Life.