Arina Mortensen - NPC's 2024 All-AZ Academic Team
Transferring to ASU
- Major (4-Year): Education
- Career Goal: Arina will attend ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She plans to continue working as a high school teacher in Round Valley (Springerville/Eagar) and is dedicated to helping young adults Go! Fight! Win! and become the heroes of their own stories.
- College/Community Activities: Staff advisor for the Round Valley Student Council and Student Leadership programs; church counselor at the Stake Young Woman’s Presidency Program; community volunteer.
“I am a wife, mother, and a self-taught artist who got a golden opportunity to teach high school art, fell in love with it, and went back to school to get a secondary teaching degree. It has been hard to work full time and take college classes, but it’s a good hard. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. My family has been super supportive, especially my husband who takes on extra housework so I can do my schooling. My daughters and I are all going to college right now, so this scholarship is greatly appreciated! #blessesbeyondmeasure #NPCAllAZ”