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Clayton ninth grade GEAR UP students tour Eastern Oklahoma State College

Clayton ninth grade Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP students recently toured EOSC (Eastern Oklahoma State College) in Wilburton. EOSC Recruiter Karen Darby welcomed the student at the E. E. Tourtellotte Student Center, and led them on a walking tour of campus. The first stop on the tour was the nursing department located in Gunning Hall. Darby explained the life-like simulators found in the skills lab as well as the continuing need for nurses now and in the future.Maria Martinez, Director of Library and Media Services, greeted the group at the Bill H. Hill Library Building. Martinez spoke to students

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Clayton eighth grade GEAR UP students tour Eastern Oklahoma State College

Clayton eighth grade GEAR UP students recently toured EOSC (Eastern Oklahoma State College) in Wilburton. EOSC Recruiter Karen Darby welcomed the students at the E. E. Tourtellotte Student Center, and led them on a walking tour of campus. The first stop on the tour was the nursing department located in Gunning Hall. Darby explained how the life-like simulators operate as well as the continuing need for nurses now and in the future. Maria Martinez, Director of Library and Media Services, greeted the group at the Bill H. Hill Library Building. Martinez spoke about the importance of the library in college

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Clayton eighth-grade GEAR UP students visit Fort Smith National Historic Site

Eighth-grade GEAR UP students from Clayton recently visited the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Students viewed a short film of the history of the area and the fort. Following the film, students were led on a tour of the museum by Louanne Weir, volunteer with the National Park Service. The first stop on tour was the prison nicknamed “Hell on the Border.” Weir explained to the students that during the time of its use, the room held approximately 100 men year round with little ventilation and no running water. Prisoners drank from a small water barrel

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Clayton seventh-grade GEAR UP students visit Fort Smith National Historic Site

Clayton seventh-grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Students viewed a short film about the history of the area and the fort. Following the film, students went on a tour of the museum led by John Hagan, historian and docent. The first stop on tour was the prison nicknamed “Hell on the Border.” Students learned about the unpleasant living conditions that were found in prison and about how difficult life was for the prisoners. Hagan then gave students a short history lesson over the area and the relationship that existed between

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Clayton GEAR UP students tour Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Clayton 7th and 8th grade GEAR UP students recently toured Southeastern Oklahoma State University, “The Campus of a Thousand Magnolias.” Students were welcomed by University Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Sheridan Burns and Admissions Counselor and Transfer Recruiter Charles Jackson. The tour began in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. Next, Burns and Jackson led the Clayton students to the Paul Laird Field, the football stadium that was renovated with funding by the city of Durant sales tax. Students were then taken to the horseshoe–shaped area of the campus around which most of the campus buildings stand. Students walked past Morrison Hall which

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