Keota GEAR UP students toured the University of Oklahoma

Keota tenth and eleventh-grade GEAR UP students recently toured the OU (University of Oklahoma) campus in Norman, Okla. The tour began with a greeting from Mr. Alejandro at the Visitor Center. He showed a slideshow of the campus and spoke about how to prepare for college, the different organizations on campus, clubs open to students, and degrees offered at OU. OU has 20,000+ undergraduate programs available to students. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions about the campus. Then students were let on a walking tour of the campus by OU students Gloria and Samantha. During the tour, GEAR UP students learned the layout, history, and some fun facts about OU. A few things that stood out to the students were a couple of fun facts. The first was the all-you-can-eat Chick-fil-A, and the second was OU’s largest cereal bar in the Big 12. The tour gave students a first-hand experience of what a university has to offer.   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 over 3,000 students in 39 area schools for seven years.
Keota GEAR UP recently toured the OU campus in Norman, Okla. Students pose in front of the OU Visitor Center. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Brandy Raper, Veronica Caldwell, Meghann Buckner, Alxis Buckner, Kirsten McCarroll, Autumn Dumas, Ceriniti McGowen, Raylin Ballard, (row 2) Weston Knowles, Carrick Meglemre, Cassidy Hickman, Jaysa Lester, Mason Edwards, Whitley Olds, (row 3) Alex Pickle, Zackery Hurst, Karoline Thornburg, Wrainy Murray, Kalee Watts, Jalie Williams, Javin Foster, (back row) Jorden Freeman, Malie Shaw, Dakota Lyons and Cydney Meglemre.

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