Thirty Clayton junior and senior GEAR UP students recently toured East Central University in Ada, OK. Students began the tour with a welcome informational session
Antlers GEAR UP Students Tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Antlers ninth grade GEAR UP students visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, created to remember and honor those impacted by the April 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing. Before the ranger-guided tour, students were encouraged to write thoughtful messages on a chalkboard walk located outside the front doors. Students began the memorial tour learning about the significance of the memorial landscaping features, which were thoughtfully and definitively designed. During this time, students were encouraged to find the names of each person on the symbolic chairs in the Memorial garden that represented those killed in the bombing. Students were then encouraged to search for at least one person’s name and personal history when they made their way through the museum. This gave students the opportunity to honor and know those who were killed. Next, students toured the museum, which features a walking timeline detailing the day before, the day of, and the days, weeks, and months following April 19, 1995. Students were offered a hands-on learning experience with interactive displays and diagrams located throughout the museum. The museum also features televisions that play newsreels from that period in time as well as displays of artifacts and evidence used in the trials. The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in 2017, and will serve more than 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Howe eleventh grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to tour the University of Arkansas (UAFS). After a brief introduction, Admissions Advisor