Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 3, 2013
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Watts Appointed To EPA Committee /
Wilson Elementary "Confidence" Kids /
CHS Golf Update /
Outdoor Classroom

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Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor
Appointed to EPA Committee

January 04, 2013

Cara Cowan Watts, already a tribal councilor for the Cherokee Nation, has taken on a new role that she is eager to use to help her people: She was chosen to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) for a two-year term that began on November 15, 2012.

Cara Cowan Watts (Cherokee Phoenix) “I believe my appointment will help the Cherokee people,” she told the Cherokee Phoenix. “As we continue to exercise our governmental obligations to protect our environment such as water and air quality, we are obligated to uphold the federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act same as the states around us.”

The Local Government Advisory Committee pulls together advice and recommendations to help the EPA develop partnerships with local governments to provide environmental services and programs, the Phoenix said, with the aim of increasing environmental protection from the federal on down to the community level. According to the EPA, the committee is made up mainly of local officials, be they elected or appointed, plus state representatives, environmental interest groups and labor interests, from all over the U.S.

“I accepted the nomination as it is an honor to be considered and incredibly important work on behalf of Indian Country and the Cherokee Nation,” said Cowan Watts, according to the Phoenix. “I want to raise awareness about the work being done in Indian Country and still needing to be done in Indian Country concerning our environment. Federal regulations impact on governments and specifically more localized governments such as tribes seems to be the main focus.”

Cowan Watts was honored in November by the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission, one of three Cherokees to receive awards at the 15th annual Dream Keepers Awards, held in conjunction with the Tulsa
Human Rights Department. Cowan Watts received the Charles Chibitty Family Community Award for community involvement, according to the Phoenix. She is one of three Cherokee Nation District 5 councilors.


Cara Cowan Watts

Band Booster Meet

The next Band Booster Meeting (& officer election) will be on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm in the Band Room (at the Collinsville Middle School near 14th and Spring).

CHS Golf Reports
The CHS Boys golf tournament at Claremore on Tues. Apr. 2nd was canceled because of rain. -- Coach Pratt 4/2/2013
CHS girls golf placed 3rd at the Liberty Golf Tournament with a team score of 409. Individual scores are: Madison Hoffman 91, Micaela Norris 93, Kyrston Wheeler 93, and Morgan West 132. -- Toni Slagle (4/1/2013)
Here are the (CHS Boys) results of Miami Golf Tournament:

Zane McElroy 83
Bailey Stamper 86
Jake Henry 89
Cody Shults 92
------------- Team Total: 350
Chandler Hunt 104
Patrick Dooling 107

We finished 4th overall, and Zane tied for 14th. The wind and cool weather had an effect on how we played. Very proud of the golfers, having to play in these weather conditions, in every tournament this year so far. I feel we are right on the edge of shooting a very good team score. We were only one shot out of third. We just need to eliminate one or two bad holes.

We need to be able to spend some extra time on practice green chipping and putting. -- Coach Bob Pratt (4/1/1023)

Outdoor Middle School Class ...
on a warm day recently (before the latest cold snap) ... this class moved outside by the band room briefly.
Wilson Elementary "Confidence"
Wilson students continue to learn about confidence. First and second grade classes chose students during the last week of March who show confidence in their actions. -- Lee Ann Due (4/1/2013)
First Grade Students with Confidence (L-R): Nick Mejia, Reagan Cullen, Madaxon Aunko, Jackson Vickers, Ryder Hedges, Rhett Metzger, Haleigh Wheeler, and Chance Castillo
Second Grade Students with Confidence (L-R): Rowdy Ragsdale, Cassidee Curtis, Casandra Mercado, Trent Blevins, Alex Baker, Gracie Murphy, Reagan Linzy, Jackson Jones, and Jakob Martin