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Native American Graduate Soars to New Heights With Award
When Sarah De Herrera sang the national anthem in her native Choctaw at the presidential Investiture in February, she felt as though it was the crescendo of her Cal Poly Pomona experience.
But the show isn’t over just yet for the soon-to-be College of Business Administrationgraduate, who received a prestigious Native American award just weeks before Commencement.
De Herrera was selected as one of the “25 Under 25 Native Youth Leaders,” a recognition that is bestowed once every two years by the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. (UNITY). She is a member of the Choctaw nation of Oklahoma and also a board member and ambassador for the Okla Chahta Clan of California Inc.