Ninalani McDonald Grimes (Washoe Tribe) attending college
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Ninalani McDonald Grimes is a 2018 graduate of Heritage High School in Vancouver, Washington and is currently attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She is an English major and plans to become an elementary school teacher.
Ninalani is an enrolled member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California in Gardnerville, Nevada. She was born in Las Vegas, and due to her dad being in the U.S. Coast Guard, has lived in Kodiak Island, Alaska; Honolulu, Hawaii; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, Washington.
She is the daughter of Gina McDonald of Gardnerville (Dresslerville) and Warren B. Grimes of Honolulu, and has one sister, Malia Grimes of Carson City, who attends Carson Middle School. Maternal grandparents are Meg McDonald of Carson City and the late Roger McDonald of Dresslerville. Paternal grandmother Nenita B. Grimes of Vancouver, Washington, and grandfather, the late Warren B. Grimes, Sr.