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Keota eighth and ninth grade GEAR UP students tour Northeastern State University

Forty Keota eighth and ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured NSU (Northeastern State University) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Students began the day at the W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center, where they were greeted by Bailey Rush, NSU Graduate Assistant of Campus Visit Program’ and Northeastern State University Student Ambassadors Emma Chasten, Montana Hale, Benjamin Smith, and Cheyenne Jones. Rush presented students with an overview of NSU, which included how to apply for college, scholarship opportunities, student organizations, things to do in Tahlequah, and an emphasis on NSU’s Rookie Bridge Camp (RBC). The RBC is a fun-filled two-day camp for

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Keota seventh grade GEAR UP students visit Science Museum Oklahoma

Fourteen Keota seventh grade GEAR UP students recently visited Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. The two-story museum consists of a wide array of hands-on activities that allow students to have fun in an engaging way. The museum, as well as the name, has evolved since its creation in 1958. The mission of Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly known as the Omniplex Science Museum, is to enrich people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. GEAR UP students learned about various exhibits throughout the museum including a Tinkering Garage, Destination Space, Oceanarium, and the Science Floor, the heart of

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Keota GEAR UP eighth grade students visit the Tulsa Zoo

Twenty Keota eighth grade GEAR UP students recently traveled to the Tulsa Zoo. Students visited the different exhibits, including The Lost Kingdom, African Plains, Asia, Children’s Zoo, Chimpanzee Connection, Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve, Helmerich Sea Lion Cove, and The Rainforest. The Zoo is home to a variety of animals, including a red panda, snow leopard, aldabra tortoises, African Painted dogs, giraffes, meerkats, lions, and primates. Students learned about the Aldabra tortoises, the second-largest species of tortoise on the planet. These giants can dig large holes and stretch their necks over three feet to reach blowing branches. Tulsa Zoo is

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Keota GEAR UP students tour Connors State College & the Muskogee War Memorial Park

Thirty-nine Keota GEAR UP seventh and eighth grade students recently toured Connors State College and the Muskogee War Memorial Park, home of the USS Batfish. Students began their day at Connors State College (CSC) in the Fine Arts Auditorium. CSC Assistant Director of Recruitment Megan Duvall and Director of Recruitment Logan Nero provided an introduction to CSC and gave students a flyer and a CSC Cowboys sticker. The flyer showcased CSC’s academic degrees, campus life, tuition cost (comparing the rates of in-state tuition versus out-of-state tuition costs), financial aid and scholarship assistance, and housing. Nero highlighted the NSU 2+2 Program

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