Jacquelyn Yepa named 2022 Institute of American Indian Arts Student of the Year

Jacquelyn Yepa is a metal head, an A-student and a fervent advocate for continuing local Indigenous culture. That’s a winning combination for the Institute of American Indian Arts, which named her its 2022 Student of the Year in late February. The school, which listed an enrollment of more than 690 in fall 2020, will award Yepa a scholarship of $1,200 for the achievement from the American Indian College Fund.