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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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Savanna GEAR UP students tour the SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

Thirty-two GEAR UP students from Savanna recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. The museum is a unique, one of a kind educational experience that focuses on the form and function of the skeletal system with hundreds of skulls and skeletons on display from around the world. The tour began with an introduction to osteology given by Museum Manager Kathryne Thorne. She explained the difference between extant which is still existing and extinct which is not existing. Thorne explained the process of cleaning and assembling the skeletons. She showed the students a current carcass being

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Savanna GEAR UP students tour East Central University

Twenty-six GEAR UP students from Savanna school recently traveled to Ada to tour East Central University (ECU). The seventh and eighth grade students began the day in the Estep Room inside the Bill S. Cole University Center with a brief introduction to ECU and collegiate life given by Admission Recruiter Claudio Harvey. Harvey asked the students if they had previously toured a college and explained what they could expect to see on campus while at East Central. He then gave a brief overview of college life including admissions, scheduling and dorm life. Harvey was joined by Student Guides Sidney Lyons

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