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Shady Point eighth grade GEAR UP students visit NSU

Seventeen Shady Point 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 and Cheyenne Johns. Rush presented students with an overview of NSU, including information about admissions and scholarships, campus life activities, and degree programs. According to Affordable Schools, NSU is ranked 25th in Most Attractive Yet Affordable College Campuses in the United States. In 2017, NSU was honored with Tree Campus USA recognition for its commitment to effective

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Shady Point GEAR UP students tour Tulsa Glassblowing School and Connors State College

Twenty-five Shady Point GEAR UP students recently toured the Tulsa Glassblowing School and Connors State College. Students began their day at TGS (Tulsa Glassblowing School) where they met Susan Teeters, Program Director. As TGS students demonstrated how to create a large glass ornament, Teeters explained the process. Students learned that glass blowing is a process that begins as the glassblower reaches inside the furnace and into the crucible (where clear glass is melted) and gathers a layer of molten glass on the end of a steel blow pipe. The artist then rolls the molten glass on a steel table (called

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Shady Point GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art and Oklahoma State University

Twenty-three GEAR UP seventh and eighth graders from Shady Point School recently toured the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in Stillwater. Upon arrival, students met with Education and Programming Coordinator Casey Pankey and Education and Programming Interns Gianna Martucci-Fink and Audrey Gleason. Students were divided into two groups to explore the galleries within the Museum. The first exhibition was curated by art history professor Louise Siddons and named Centering Modernism: J. Jay McVicker and Postwar American Art. This exhibition recovers the artistry of Jesse Jay McVicker, a mid-twentieth century painter, printmaker, and sculptor who spent his career at Oklahoma

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