By Tim Leeds
BOZEMAN Michelle Show of Harlem was recently named the Phi Kappa Phi outstanding junior of the year at Montana State University-Bozeman.
Show received multiple awards this spring at the annual MSU-Bozeman day of recognition, including Septimviri, which identifies the top seven students in the incoming senior class; Mortar Board and the Harrison, which are also for top upcoming seniors. Harrison has maintained a 3.9 grade point average in the microbiology program at MSU-Bozeman and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for the spring semester.
Show, a two-time winner of the national Udall Scholarship for outstanding Native American students, has been every active during her academic career at MSU-Bozeman. She attended the university for six weeks in the Minority Apprenticeship Program before officially enrolling, works at a neurobiology lab researching fetal alcohol program as a member of the American Indian Research Opportunities, and is a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. She also has received an Indian Health Services scholarship and stipend for her academic performance and interest in working for the health service.
Show took second this year in the MSU-Bozeman Women's Fancy Dance Shawl Competition. She said she declined the nomination to be the Fort Belknap Reservation pow wow queen because of the large time commitment required, but has been Miss Fort Belknap and Miss Chief Joseph Veteran Memorial.
Show said she hopes to continue her education at medical school and eventually return to the Fort Belknap Reservation as a family practitioner with Indian Health Services.