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					                       SCHOLARSHIP NOTES
                                     Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
                                                   HIGHER EDUCATION OFFICE
                                                           4815 N. Center
                                                        (Center & Chaparral)
                                                       Mail: 10,005 E. Osborn
                                                        Scottsdale, AZ 85256
                                                      Phone: 480-850-4201/4214
                                                         Fax: 480-850-7600
                      Mission Statement                                                      Vision Statement
        To provide resources, guidance and advisement as                           All adults in the SRPMIC Community
                 SRPMIC Community members                                        will achieve their full educational potential.
         make life choices to achieve educational goals.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007                                                                                                    VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1

Salt River Scholarship Program
   The Salt River Scholarship program is available to any
enrolled Salt River Community member who wants to pur-
sue a higher education. The scholarship program works
with academic programs or skill-based, vocational pro-
grams. Based on eligibility guidelines, the program covers
tuition, books, childcare and a monthly cost of living check
or credit hour payment.

   Students should pick up an application at the Higher
Education Office located at 4815 North Center. Advisors
are available to meet with students anytime Monday
through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

   If you are interested in applying for the program, please        The Milfred (“JR”) Makil Scholarship
come in and meet with an Advisor. The Advisors are able             Fund)
to explain the application step by step, and will assist stu-                Last year, a scholarship was created for senior high
dents in gathering the correct information throughout the           school students from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian
whole application process. For more information, please             Community. The scholarship is a one time award of
contact the Higher Education Office.                                $425.00 to a student who will be studying music or cre-
                                                                    ative events at an accredited institution.
                                                                       The following criteria will be followed when selecting a
Scholarship Program Information                                     recipient:
Workshop                                                            1. An SRPMIC member in good standing
  The Salt River Post-Secondary & Adult Education                   2. Pursuing a degree or certification in music or creative
Program will host a Scholarship information session on                 arts at an accredited institution
Tuesday, May 1, 2007. This session will be held in the Salt         3. Selection will be based on work, example, and/or educa-
River Education Administration Board Room (at 4815                     tional achievement by a senior who demonstrates the
North Center) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.                                   ability to embrace cultural diversity while maintaining
                                                                                                                         continued on page 2
  The session will outline the scholarship application
process for the Salt River Post-Secondary & Adult
                                                                     WHAT’S INSIDE...
Education program. There will be Program Advisors avail-                                                   SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INFO.    6
                                                                     CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS          2
able to address questions concerning the scholarship packet                                                STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS         6-8
                                                                     BRIDGE PROGRAM INFORMATION      2
and related financial aid issues. For more information                                                     GED TESTING INFORMATION      5,8
                                                                     COLLEGE & VOCATIIONAL SCHOOLS   3-4
regarding the Scholarship Program please call 480-850-
                                                                     MEET THE STAFF                  5     MONETARY AWARD INFORMATION   8
4201 or 480-850-4214.
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007                                                                                                                    2

Other Educational Opportunities...CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS
 Apprenticeship Training Program                                         Workforce Investment Act Program
 The program offers basic training to individuals interested in
 becoming Journeyman Certified in the trades of Computer,
 Carpentry and Heavy Equipment. Individuals begin approxi-               For the adults we offer:
 mately six months of Related Training at the Career Center                         Academic and interest assessment
 in a classroom/lab setting.                                                        Outreach, orientation and intake eligibility
                                                                                    Career counseling
 Requirements for entrance:                                                         Occupational Skills Training
  Proof Tribal Enrollment
                                                                                    Short term work experience
  Social Security card
  Medical Physical                                                                  Job search assistance
  High School Diploma or GED Certificate                                            Work readiness and Life Skills training
  Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), Heavy Equipment only
  Arizona Driver’s License, Heavy Equipment only                         Our Youth services include:
                                                                                    Academic and interest assessment
 Upon completion of the classroom/lab period the students                           Outreach, orientation and intake eligibility
 are then required to seek employment to begin their On-the-
                                                                                    Career counseling
 job training hours as follows:
                                                                                    Occupational Skills Training
 Carpentry -- 7,000 hours (approx. 3 ½ years)                                       Summer Youth Employment
 Computer -- 2,000 hours (approx. 1 year)                                           Year-round work experience
 Heavy Equipment -- 5,000 hours (approx. 2 ½ years)                                 Work readiness and Life Skills

 Once OJT hours are completed the apprentice receives a                  Office Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday thru Friday
 Journeyman Certificate from the Bureau of Apprenticeship
 Training and the State of Arizona Department of Economic                For more information, please call 480-850-4133.

 Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7 am – 4 pm
                                                                                   Picture: Felipe Miles,
                                                                                   Current GED Student
 Training Hours:
 Monday through Friday, 7 am – 4 pm (Computer)

 Monday through Friday, 7 am – 4 pm (Winter)
 Monday through Friday, 5 am – 2 pm (Summer)

 For more information please call 480-850-8180.                          continued from page 1
                                                                         Makil Scholarship Fund
                                                                            the values and cultural history of the SRPMIC.
 Bridge Program Information
 Salt River and Scottsdale Community College have joined forces to          In addition, each senior who applies for the program is
 implement a Bridge Program for 11th and 12th grade high school stu-     required to submit an essay detailing how they will use
 dents who have at least a 2.0 GPA.                                      the scholarship to further their musical or artistic educa-
                                                                         tion. Included in the essay should be an appreciation for
 This program aims to reduce or eliminate the financial barriers that    the Community, its values, history and a statement as to
 many students face and to help high school students transition from     how the student plans to benefit the Community through
 high school to college. Students who are participants in the Bridge     his/her education.
 Program will earn college credits before graduating from high school.      The deadline for the scholarship application will be
 Junior or Senior level high school students who wish to apply for the
                                                                         April 30, 2007 and the finalist will receive a voucher at
 Bridge Program should contact Gabe Muñoz at the Salt River
                                                                         the Monetary Award Graduation Ceremony. The money
 Scholarship Program for more information.                               will be disbursed at the time of enrollment for a degree or
                                                                         certification program at the accredited school of their
 Phone: 480-850-4224                                                     choice. For more information, please contact Gabe
                                                                         Muñoz at 480-850-4224.
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                          Here is a list of schools that the program has worked with in the past.

            If the school you wish to attend is not on this list, we will work with any school that is accredited!

                                          DePaul University                           University of Oklahoma
ACADEMIC                                  Western Illinois University
SCHOOLS                                   Indiana
                                                                                      South Carolina
                                                                                      Queens University of Charlotte
Arizona                                   Ivy Tech Community College
Arizona State University                  University of St. Frances                   South Dakota
Central Arizona College                                                               Oglala Lakota College
DeVry University – Phoenix                Kansas
Everest College                           Haskell Indian Nations University           Tennessee
Grand Canyon University                   University of Kansas                        Middle Tennessee State University
Maricopa County Community Colleges                                                    Pellissippi State Technical Community
Maricopa Skills Center                    Montana                                     College
Northern Arizona University               University of Montana
Pima Community College (Tucson)                                                       Texas
Remington College                         New Mexico                                  Southwestern Assemblies of God
Tohono O’odham Community College          Central New Mexico Community                University
University of Arizona                     College of Santa Fe
Western International University          Institute of the American Indian Arts       Utah
Yavapai Community College                 San Juan College                            Utah Valley State College
(Prescott)                                Southwestern Indian Polytechnic             Brigham Young University
California                                University of New Mexico                    Washington
California State University                                                           Art Institute of Seattle
Canada College                            New York                                    Heritage University
Citrus Community College                  New York School of Design                   Seattle Central Community College
College of the Desert                     New York University                         University of Washington
College of the Redwoods                   Parsons School of Design                    Yakima Valley Community College
Fresno Pacific University
DeVry University – Long Beach             North Carolina                              Wyoming
Glendale Community College                University of North Carolina                Central Wyoming College
Laguna College of Art & Design
Mt. San Antonio College                   North Dakota
Pacific Union College                     Candeska Cikana Community College
Rio Hondo Community College
San Diego State University                Oklahoma                                                            continued on page 4
San Jose State University                 Cameron University
University of California                  Oklahoma City Community College
University of Southern California
                                                                                           Education Administration, Center & Chaparral
Community College of Denver
Fort Lewis College

Yale University

Chaminade University
Honolulu Community College

Kaplan University

Columbia College of Chicago
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                                      Cosmetology                            Business Accounting Technology
VOCATIONAL                            Toni & Guy Academy                     Digital Entertainment & Game Design
SCHOOLS                               Cosmetology                            Business Administration
                                                                             Graphic Design
                                      High Tech Institute                    Criminal Justice
Apollo College
                                      Computer/Electronics Technology        Construction Management
Computerized Medical Office
                                      Internet Programming & Solutions       Health Information Technology
                                      Technology                             Technical Project Management
Health Information Technology
                                      Computer/Electronics Technology        Business Accounting Technology
Dental Assistants
                                      Medical Assistant                      Business Administration
Medical Assistant
                                      Drafting/CAD Technology                Criminal Justice
Occupational Therapy Assistants
                                      Drafting/CAD Technology                Business Administration– Project
Medical Lab Technician
                                      Medical Assistant                      Management
Respiratory Therapists
                                      Digital Design & Animation             Criminal Justice – Cyber Security
Medical Radiography
                                      Computer Networking & Information      Master of Business Administration
Physical Therapists Assistant
                                      Technology                             (MBA)
Pharmacy Technicians
                                      International Institute of Americas    Lamson College
Arizona Automotive Institute
                                      Justice Administration                 Administrative Assistant
Automotive Technology
                                      Medical (Medical Assistant/Clinical,   Legal Assistant
Diesel Technology
                                      HealthTechnician/Medical Assistant,    Medical Billing Specialist Office
(Occupational Associate Degree)
                                      etc.)                                  Management
Automotive Technology/Autotronics
                                      Business Accounting                    Patient Care Technician
Automotive Technology/Diesel
                                      Financial Services                     Office Management
                                      Detention and Security                 Surgical Technologist
Automotive Technology/Shop
                                                                             Legal Secretary
                                                                             Business Administration/Accounting
Diesel Technology/Shop Management
                                                                             Refrigeration School Incorporated
Arizona School of Massage
                                                                             Electrical Technologies
Massage Therapist
                                                                             Refrigeration, Air Conditioning &
                                                                             Heating Technologies
Phoenix Therapeutic Massage
                                                                             Electro-Mechanical Technologies
                                                                             Associate of Occupational Studies
Massage Therapist
                                                                             Degree in Mechanical
                                                                             Maintenance Engineering
Bryman School
Dental Assistant
                                                                             Scottsdale Culinary Institute
Medical Billing & Coding              Deanna Torres & Matthew Torres,        Culinary Arts
Hospital Unit Coordinator             Current GED students
Pharmacy Technician
                                                                             Universal Technical Institute
Massage Therapy
                                      ITT Technical Institute                Automotive Technology
Practical Technologist in Radiology
                                      Computer Network Systems               Automotive/Diesel & Industrial
Medical Assistant
                                      Information Systems Security           Technology
Surgical Assistant
                                      Software Applications & Programming    Collision Repair & Refinish
                                      Data Communication Systems             Technology
Collins College
                                      Technology                             Diesel & Industrial Technology
Visual Communication
                                      Web Development
                                      Software Engineering Technology        Other Vocational Schools
Graphic Design
                                      Computer & Electronics Engineering     Academy of Art University
Game Design
                                      Technology                             Art Institute of Phoenix
PC/Network Technology
                                      Industrial Automation                  Art Institute of California – San Diego
Media Arts
                                      Engineering Technology                 Art Institute of Colorado
                                      Mutimedia                              Full Sail Media Arts College
Artistic Beauty College
                                      Electronics & Communications           Western Iowa Technical School
                                      Engineering                            Long Technical College
Carsten Institute
                                      Computer Drafing & Design              Pima Medical Institute
Earl’s Academy of Beauty
FEBRUARY/MARCH 2007                                                                                                                    5

 The Higher Education Scholarship Program &
Career Center staff look forward to meeting you!!!
                                                                                  Front row, from left to right: Cherilynn Shorty
                                                                                  (Program Advisor), Martina Herron (Program
                                                                                    Advisor), Erica Outcalt (Program Advisor)
                                                                                   Back row, from left to right: Tonya Coakley
                                                                                 (Program Accountant), Tony Ringlero (Program
                                                                                    Advisor), Billy Escue (Program Manager),
                                                                                         Gabe Muñoz (Program Advisor)

                                                                                         Zandra Shorty and Susie Thomas
                                                                                   Higher Education Scholarship Program Support

     Erica Litz and Andrew Price, Adult Education Specialists

                                   Keith Worrell,
                                    Chief GED
                                    Examiner                        Kristina Tisi and Cheryl Armstrong, Employment &
                                                                        Training Case Managers for WIA program
                                                                    Not pictured: Raynette Carmen Nahkai, Program Coordinator

                               GED Testing Times:
                               The GED test is administered twice per week at the Salt River High School. Students can report to the high
                               school on Mondays anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m..
                               Please remember that if you are taking all five parts of the test at once, report as early as possible.

The GED test is given on a walk-in basis. Students do not need an appointment to come and take any part of the test. Salt River enrolled
members should remember to bring two types of identification, including a Salt River Tribal ID card.
This program is open to non-Community members also. Testing is free for Salt River Community members. There is a
$65 fee for non-Community members. This fee covers all five sections of the exam. For more information, please con-
tact Keith Worrell, Chief GED Examiner at 480-850-4236.
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                                                  Ernesto Lopez                      year. I just completed all my coursework and labs. I only have to complete a
                                                                                     three month externship. I will complete my Associates degree after that.
                                               An Accomplished Adult
                                                 Education Student                   Where are you doing your externship?
                                                                                     Ernesto: I am doing my externship at Chelsea’s Kitchen on 40th Street and
                                           When did you pass the GED?                Camelback in Phoenix.
                                           Ernesto: I graduated in February
                                           2006.                                     What was your experience like with the Higher Education Department?
                                                                                     Ernesto: My experience was good. They were very helpful.
                                           How did the GED Program benefit
                                           you?                                      What are some of your accomplishments in the Culinary Arts Program?
                                           Ernesto: Because I didn’t graduate
                                                                                     Ernesto: I won 1st Place in the Chili contest. I won 1st Place in the Titanium
                                           from a regular high school, it made
                                                                                     Chef Competition, a contest to see which team can create the best dishes using a
                                           me feel good to get my GED.
                                                                                     secret ingredient. Our secret ingredient was pheasant. The first winning dish was
                                                                                     pan-fried pheasant breast with a coconut curry sauce, risotto rice and grilled
                                           Was your experience in the GED
                                                                                     asparagus. The second dish was grilled pheasant breast with mango chutney
                                           Program positive?
                                                                                     wrapped in crepe. Our sauce was a coconut mint burr blanc with reduced balsam-
                                           Ernesto: Yes. They helped me a lot.
                                                                                     ic vinegar served with rice pilaf. I also won 4th Place in the BBQ rib contest.
What were some of the challenges you had to overcome to achieve your educa-
tion goals in GED and Higher Education?                                              What are your future plans after achieving your Associate degree?
Ernesto: Coming everyday was a challenge.                                            Ernesto: I’ll be working for a year and then I will be going back to Scottsdale
                                                                                     Culinary Institute for my Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Culinary Arts. Eventually,
How did you overcome that challenge?                                                 I’d like to own my own restaurant or catering business.
Ernesto: I just thought about my family and how I don’t want to work in some
job I don’t like. I wanted to work doing something that I like. That’s why I chose   What would you like to say to any adult Community Members who are thinking
cooking as a profession.                                                             about going back to school?
                                                                                     Ernesto: I would like to say to anyone needing to complete their GED and con-
How did being a WIA (Work Investment Act) Program adult participant benefit          tinue their education that they should go to the GED Program and Higher
you?                                                                                 Education. It got me on my feet and on my way to a new career.
Ernesto: They encouraged me to further my education and complete my GED.
                                                                                     Is there anything else you’d like to say?
What degree are you currently pursuing?                                              Ernesto: I’d like to thank Andrew Price and Erica Litz of the GED Program,
Ernesto: I’m getting an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Scottsdale           Kristina Tisi of the WIA Program, and Gabe Muñoz, my Higher Education
Culinary Institute. I started there the week after I graduated with my GED last      Program Advisor.

                                       Salt River Scholarship Deadlines
                            APPLICATION PROCEDURES
    All students should stop into the Higher Education office to pick up an applica-
     tion packet and to meet briefly with an Advisor to review the required docu-
    ments. Students should pick up the application packet well in advance of the
   deadline dates, as some of the paperwork takes more than one day to complete.

     Applications must be turned in to the Higher Education office by the following

      ACADEMIC SCHOOLS                                                   VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
                                                                         (Continuous start dates)
      Spring Semester – November 30                                      January 31
      Summer Semester – April 30                                         April 30
      Fall Semester – June 30                                            July 31
                                                                         October 31


   * Post Secondary & Adult Education                     * Transcript from Last Semester                       * Completed Financial Needs Analysis
     Application                                            Attended                                              (FNA)
   * Proof of High School Diploma or                      * Academic Plan of Study signed by                    * Your letter of Acceptance
     G.E.D                                                  Advisor                                             * Any other documentation deemed
   * Proof of Enrollment (SRID)                           * Class Schedule                                        necessary for Child Care and Cost of
   * Copy of Social Security Card                         * Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)                      Living award.
    For more information, please call the Post Secondary staff at (480) 850- 4201/ 4214
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The Junior Ace Program                                         port her in all that she does, and she is very grateful for
   The Junior Ace Program was developed as a partnership       them.
between Salt River Elementary School and the Maricopa             Jessica has said that the most important lesson she has
Community Colleges District as a pilot program designed        learned through attending college is to know that if you
to instill the importance of a college education in Salt       can dream it, you can do it! As Jessica says, “Hard work
River students beginning at a young age. The program is        pays off”! Jessica is applying to the Professional Nursing
designed to work with students at the 5th and 6th grade        Program this month! This program is very competitive
level to give students a college experience at a young age,    and only one third of all applicants are accepted. Good
even allowing them to receive one college credit as a 5th      luck Jessica!
or 6th grader. For more information on how to sign up for
this program, please contact the Salt River Elementary         BERNICE COTA

Student Achievement
   The Higher Education department has decided to high-
light the achievements of two very special students.
Bernice Cota and Jessica Serna are two students who have
had great success and exciting experiences in college, with
the assistance of the Salt River Higher Education
Scholarship Program. We asked these two students to
answer some questions for us so that we are all able to
share in their success! Thank you Bernice and Jessica for
sharing your stories with us.

                                                                  In December of 2005, Bernice graduated from ASU with
                                                               a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with con-
                                                               centrations in Business and Social Welfare. She completed
                                                               her last semester in London, England! Bernice lived in
                                                               London from August through December of 2005 and dur-
                                                               ing this time also completed an internship with The
                                                               Children’s Society.
                                                                  This children’s charity provides clothing, shelter and
                                                               education to homeless children throughout England. This
                                                               internship gave Bernice international business training, as
                                                               well as exposure to different ethics and traditions. Bernice
                                                               says she couldn’t have done this without the help from the
                                                               SRPMIC Education Department. Bernice also feels that the
                                                               Higher Education department walked her through the
   Jessica is currently a sophomore at Arizona State           approval process, making the application process much
University preparing for entrance into the Nursing pro-        easier.
gram. Jessica loves her major, and it shows! She is cur-          According to Bernice, the experience, knowledge and
rently maintaining a 4.076 grade point average.                exposure she gained because of living abroad is irreplace-
   Jessica has some advice for anyone who is unsure            able. She would encourage every student to live abroad
whether or not to begin college; take a chance and go for      and experience cultures different other than your own;
it! Jessica has put her heart into doing well in school, and   because of the central location Bernice was able to visit
is succeeding. The most difficult part of attending college    many countries including Spain, France, Netherlands,
is the studying; Jessica is able to spend more time study-     Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and Scotland! Bernice says,
ing because of the assistance of the Scholarship Program       “Pursuing my education after high school was the best
and makes sure to attend all of her classes, uses study        decision I have ever made and was the reason I got to see
groups for exams, and is sure to stay in contact with her      the world”.
professors. Jessica also has wonderful parents who sup-
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Did you know…                                   Vocational Program                                  Juris Doctorate - $3,000
                                                 (Cert./Diploma) - $350
College, Vocational, High School, GED and                                                           Juris Doctorate
SRPMIC Apprenticeship students who have         Apprenticeship Program - $350                       (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $3,500
successfully completed their course of study
or degree/certificate program will receive a    Vocational Program                                  Doctorate - $5,000
one-time award based upon the level of the      (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $650
program they have completed. Any enrolled                                                           Doctorate
Community member is eligible to receive         Associate Degree - $500                             (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $5,500
these awards, whether or not they are partic-
                                                Associate Degree                                    The Monetary Awards are given out in June
ipating in the Scholarship program or Career    (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $800                      during the Monetary Award Ceremony.
Center programs. Here is a list of the
                                                                                                    Students who have graduated or completed
Monetary Award amounts and levels of            Bachelors Degree - $1,500
                                                                                                    a program should stop by the Scholarship
GED - $150                                      Bachelors Degree
                                                                                                    Office to pick up the application. Applicants
                                                (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $1,800                    will also have to submit copies of their degree
High School Graduate - $200                                                                         or certificate, social security card and Salt
                                                Masters Degree - $2,000                             River ID.
High School Graduate                            Masters Degree
(CUM GPA 3.5 or above) - $500                   (CUM GPA 3.85 or above) - $2,500

     Success Can                                                             ARE YOU READY TO
       Be Yours!                                                               PASS THE GED?
      Complete                                                            If you would like to complete your GED and are 18 years of age or older
                                                                          and a Community member, please stop by and register for classes
      your GED!                                                           today! The GED program is located downstairs in the SRPMIC Career
    Recent GED Graduate,
    Shaun Taylor                                                          The GED Program offers adult Community members an opportunity to
                                                                          prepare for the GED exam with the instruction and guidance of experi-
    How did the SRPMIC GED                                                enced adult educators. The program also provides computer-aided
    Program help you reach your                                           instruction by the use of the latest software.
    Shaun: They worked with me to review what I
    needed to study. They really took the time to help                          What to expect from the GED Program:
    me. If it wasn’t for Andrew, Erica, and the GED                                A placement test that will start you at the appropriate level
    Program, I wouldn’t have been able to successfully                             in math, reading, and language
    pass the GED.
                                                                                   -A self-paced, individualized curriculum designed to meet
    What were some of the challenges you overcame                                            your specific needs
    while studying for the GED?
    Shaun: I had to stay focused and never give up.                                -Different instructional delivery methods to serve a wide vari-
                                                                                             ety of learning styles
    What are your plans for the future?
    Shaun: I am planning on going forward and pursu                                -Instructors dedicated to applying the most current educa-
    ing a bachelor’s degree.                                                                 tional techniques

    What would you like to say to any Community                                  Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm
    Members thinking about going back to school to
    achieve their GED?                                                                             Friday 8 am – 5 pm
    Shaun: Don’t waste time. Hurry up and try hard to
                                                                           For more information, please call Andrew Price or Erica Litz at 480-
    get it done to move on to bigger and better things.
                                                                                       850-8860. There is no fee for this program.

    Congratulations, Shaun!

The Career Center can help you reach your GOAL, so stop by today!

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