Panama ninth and 10th grade GEAR UP students recently participated in a virtual tour of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City. The tour guide began by stating facts behind the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, which included why the bombing took place, who was involved, the conviction and sentencing of those responsible, the number of people who died, and how things in Oklahoma City were forever changed. The guide walked through the museum highlighting archives and memorabilia of special interest related to the bombing. To end the tour, students were shown the outdoor memorial, designed
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.
Forty-four Panama ninth grade GEAR UP students recently toured NSU (Northeastern State University) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Students were greeted by NSU’s Visit Program Graduate Assistant Bailey Rush and Tour Guides Cheyenne Johns and Emma Chasteen. Rush presented students with an overview of NSU, highlighting information on how to become an NSU RiverHawk! Rush shared NSU’s Freshmen College Entrance Requirements, such as taking the ACT, meeting a score of 20 or above, and the importance of your GPA (Grade Point Average) while in high school. After the presentation, students toured various buildings around NSU’s campus, including RiverHawk Wellness Center, Seminary Hall,
Forty-one Panama eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured NSU (Northeastern State University) in Tahlequah. Students began the day at the University Center where they were greeted by NSU Campus Visit Program Graduate Assistant Bailey Rush and NSU Student Ambassadors Tim Gardenhigh, Montana Hale, Kloey Sharp, and Libby Sharp. Rush presented students with an overview of NSU, including information about admissions and scholarships, campus life activities, and degree programs. After the presentation, students toured campus. One notable stop was the Centennial Plaza, a gathering place established on the 100th anniversary of the founding of NSU. A bronze statue of Sequoyah,
Forty-four Panama seventh grade GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith). Upon arrival, tour guides Crstina Recinos, Anna Kidd, and Daniella Infante introduced the students to the heart of the campus, Smith-Pendergraft CC (Campus Center). The CC offers a bookstore where students purchase textbooks, class supplies, and Lions gear. UAFS students receive free or discounted tickets to athletics and campus events at the Box Office and have opportunities to stay involved at the Student Activities Center. The Food Court offers a wide selection of on-the-go snacks, Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and a full-service Starbucks. The second
Forty-two Panama eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured UAFS (University of Arkansas Fort Smith). Tour guides Monet McGill, Brayden Likens, and Anna Thammovongsa introduced the students to the heart of the campus, the Smith-Pendergraft CC (Campus Center). The CC offers a bookstore where students can purchase textbooks, class supplies and Lions gear. UAFS students can get free or discounted tickets to athletics and campus events at the box office and have the opportunities to stay involved in various activities at the Student Activities Center. The Food Court offers a wide selection of on-the-go snacks, Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and
Eighty-four Panama seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured 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. Students roamed, ran, and played while learning about various science principles. 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. Science Museum Oklahoma is enjoyed by children and students of all ages.