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Coalgate eighth grade GEAR UP students tour Murray State College

Forty-one Coalgate eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured MSC (Murray State College) in Tishomingo. Students were greeted by MSC Recruiter Craig Kelley who gave them a brief overview of college life and expectations. He explained to students that a two-year college like MSC is a good place to start their collegiate adventure allowing them to learn how to be a college student in a safe and less expensive environment than a four-year college. Kelley led students on a walking tour of the campus, including an extensive tour of the MSC gunsmithing program, which teaches all aspects of building and

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Coalgate GEAR UP students tour CLEET

Seventy-five GEAR UP students from Coalgate recently traveled to Ada to tour CLEET (the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training). The seventh and eighth grade students were greeted inside the K.O. Rayburn Training Center by Operations Manager Shannon Butler who gave a brief overview of the purpose and mission of CLEET. He explained that police academy training is more than just learning about firearms and fast driving. Training also involves learning constitutional law and Oklahoma statutes. He addressed several methods of responding to calls and traffic stops. He conducted a field sobriety test on several students. Following the introductory

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Coalgate GEAR UP students tour East Central University

Eighty-one GEAR UP students from Coalgate recently traveled to Ada to tour the campus of ECU (East Central University). The seventh and eighth grade students were greeted by Admissions Recruiter Alyson Chapman inside the Bill S. Cole University Center. Chapman, a Coalgate alumnus, gave a brief overview of collegiate life at ECU and the benefits of attending a smaller university located close to home. She stated that 50 percent of ECU’s students graduate debt free and explained the importance of financial aid. Chapman, along with fellow recruiters Claudio Harvey, Kelsey Miller, Abi Linares, and Sidney Lyons led students on walking

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