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4 Students Selected For 10-day Tour
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Cherokee Footsteps Through Tennessee - Georgia - North Carolina
McMullen, Davie Henry, Nicole Graham, and Alyssa Fields
of Collinsville have been selected to attend a 10-day traveling history tour
in June 2005. These Collinsville students will join other Cherokee youth in
"Retracing Cherokee Footsteps through Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina".
Students will be exploring historic sites in the original Cherokee homeland.
The program (CWY: JOM Youth Leadership Institute) is sponsored by the Cherokee
Nation Johnson O'Malley Program.
The mobile learning experience
will combine on-the-bus instruction, museum tours, outdoor attractions, and
community field trips designed to provide an appreciation of past and present
Cherokee culture. There will be 12 teams participating in the program. Each
team is composed of 4 students and an adult sponsor. Alice Wilder will be
the sponsor for the Collinsville team. They will participate in four Cherokee
Language Orientation sessions in April and May before the trip.
The trip begins June 8th
and completes on June 18th, 2005. The tentative schedule includes stops at
Memphis (TN), Chattanooga (TN), Cartersville (GA), Franklin (NC), Cherokee
(NC), Vonote (TN), Cleveland (TN), Rome (GA), Calhoun (GA), Chatsworth (GA)
and Tahlequah (OK). The longest stop is in Cherokee, North Carolina, for 2
days with stickball demo, archeology, Cherokee Festival, stomp dance, "Unto
These Hill Drama" as just a sample of activities there. Their trip will
also include the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.
|Two CHS Seniors (Nichole
Phelps and Davie Henry) will be honored at the annual "Students
of Excellence" luncheon ceremony April 21, 2005 in Tulsa. The Tulsa
Chapter of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma will be
honoring these outstanding Collinsville students along other local students.