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Moyers GEAR UP Students Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo

Moyers ninth and 10th grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City Zoo. Students spent the afternoon exploring the indoor and outdoor animal exhibits, which included a variety of habitats, such as Sanctuary Asia—home to Asian elephants, the Great EscApe—a showcase of apes around the world, the Noble Aquatic Center, and Island Life—where the Galapagos tortoises reside. Students had the opportunity to ride camels and feed some of the animals that call the Oklahoma City Zoo home. The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Eastern received a $17 million federal GEAR UP grant in

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Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP sponsors virtual Chad Cargill ACT Test Prep Workshop for GEAR UP sophomores

550 area high school sophomore GEAR UP students from 30 schools learned how to better prepare for the ACT as they attended a virtual, three-hour workshop presented by Chad Cargill, Founder and President of Cargill Consulting, Inc. The workshop was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP—Ignite Belief grant program. During high school, Cargill knew he needed to earn scholarships in order to attend Oklahoma State University. During his freshman year in high school, Cargill discovered that many scholarships were based on ACT scores; therefore, he took the ACT a total of 18 times raising his score from a

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Moyers GEAR UP Students Tour Carl Albert State College

Moyers ninth and tenth grade GEAR UP students recently toured CASC (Carl Albert State College) in Poteau, Oklahoma. Students were greeted by CASC Recruiter Hunter Sisemore, Viking Ambassadors Hayleigh Drake, and Logan Nipper. Students began their tour in Hemphill Hall, where the students visited the Financial Aid office where Drake talked to the students about the Scholars program and how it can help pay for their education at CASC. She also explained the importance of applying for scholarships and meeting financial aid deadlines when in college. Students continued their tour of the campus by visiting several other buildings across campus

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Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP Partner Schools Receive Technology During COVID-19 Pandemic

Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP recently purchased a variety of technology items for area GEAR UP schools to assist with the schools’ needs for virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each GEAR UP school indicated its immediate need to help conduct virtual education for students. GEAR UP spent over $194,650 on laptops, headsets and Chromebooks. The technology was distributed to cohort schools based on the requested need. 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.

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Moyers GEAR UP students tour Paris Junior College

Moyers GEAR UP students recently toured PJC (Paris Junior College) in Paris, Texas. Students were greeted at the Williams Administration Building by Academic Advisors, Misty McMikel and Randy Hider. The tour began with an informational session about the application process to PJC followed by the importance and process of financial aid. Students toured several departments across campus, including the Workforce Training Center, which is home to several healthcare-related programs offered, such as nursing, radiology, and EMT. Following the Workforce Training Center, students visited the Applied Science Center, which includes the HVAC, CAD, and welding departments. The field trip was sponsored

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Moyers GEAR UP students explore the Museum of the Red River

Students from Moyers seventh and eighth grades recently explored The Museum of the Red River in Idabel. Leading their tour was Brian Hendershot, Head of Communications and Outreach. The museum is home to over 30,000 cultural objects. The museum houses may object from around the world and displays them on a rotating basis in the museum. The museum recently hosted their grand re-opening after several galleries had been closed due to an expansion of the building. The museum had reached its limits in storage and needed to make room for more displays of their many artifacts. A new gallery has

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Moyers GEAR UP students tour Eastern Oklahoma State College

Seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students from Moyers Public Schools recently toured the campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. Student Service Representative and VA Coordinator Colby Carpenter led the group. The tour began in the E. E. Tourtellotte Student Center. Students then walked to the Bill H. Hill Library Building where they were greeted by Maria Martinez, Director of Library and Media Services. Martinez spoke to students about how important the library is to college life and success. She took students on a tour of the library which serves as a hub for information, technology, research and

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