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Local Hartshorne GEAR UP juniors tour UCO

10/21/2016

WILBURTON, OK (Oct. 21, 2016) – Forty–five Hartshorne GEAR UP students recently toured the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Students began the morning by participating in a guided tour. UCO student ambassadors led juniors through the beautiful, large campus. They saw numerous resources available including various dining options, the Barnes & Noble UCO Bookstore, a Central Tech Store, and more.

The tour took students through Howell Hall (houses College of Mathematics and Science classrooms, labs, faculty and administrative offices) and residential housing options. Students visited the Chambers Library which houses an African Museum and is open to the entire Edmond community.

Next stop on the tour was the Wellness Center where there is an OU physician’s clinic, gym, tons of workout equipment and a walking track. The Wellness Center is open to UCO students free of charge! Students were then led around the athletic complex where the baseball, football and soccer fields are located.

To gain the full college experience, the Hartshorne students ate on campus at Buddy’s Cafeteria to enjoy lunch with UCO students. After lunch, students participated in a campus–wide scavenger hunt to learn more about resources available and the history of UCO.

Students split into six groups to find twelve trivia spots on campus. Howell Hall houses a pendulum hanging from the third floor down to ground level. This is quite a sight, and one of the stops on the scavenger hunt. Students learned about the programs and majors UCO has to offer as well as what the campus looks like on a normal school day. They were able to interact with current UCO students and ask questions to gain a better understanding of college life.
  
Each student received a copy of the freshmen view book detailing programs, majors and other specifics the university can offer them.

“I think this was a wonderful tour for students to see such a beautiful campus and learn about the over 117 majors they have available for students right here in Oklahoma,” said GEAR UP Education Coordinator Rachael Ranallo.

The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Participating schools take two field trips each academic year—one to tour a college or university and one that is cultural/educational in nature.


Hartshorne juniors pause for a photo while touring the University of Central Oklahoma. Pictured are: Christian Reeves, Kacey Ludlow, Robert Nichter, Kaylob Tramel, Aubrey Russell, Taylor Hackler, Trent Kitchell, Gabriela Bernal and Jax Mendenhall.


Hartshorne students pose in front of the bronze Broncho outside Hamilton Field House. Pictured are: Front Row: Paige White, Jordan Farve, Andres Lujano, Grace Daniels and Blake Lindley. Back Row: Caynon Bailey–Morgan, Sam Little, Alexandria Miller and Dominic Ockletree.


Hartshorne junior GEAR UP students pose in front of the bronze Broncho outside Hamilton Field House. Pictured are: Kylee Baldwin, Alexis Lyons, Summer John, Tequanna Poor Bear; Maleika Martin, Lyle Callicoatduke and Preston Stoliby.


Students listen as UCO tour guide Jasmine tells the history of North Hall, one of Oklahoma’s oldest buildings. Pictured are: Daniel Marquez, Jazlynn Lewis, Mayan Fox, Justin Johnson, Glendria Dixon, Shelby Tushka, Morgan Arledge, Madison McCoy, Dominic Ockletree, Skyla Edwards, Bryson Barnett, Blake Lindley, Sam Little and UCO tour guide Jasmine.


Hartshorne GEAR UP juniors outside the residential “Quads.” Pictured are: Front row: Sydney Thomas, Briana Nichols, Bryson Barnett, Maleika Martin, Glendria Dixon, Madison McCoy, Skyla Edwards and Lacey Kinnikin. Second row: Desirae Dawson, Re Richardson, Kylee Baldwin, Danielle Enriquez, Shelby Tushka, Morgan Arledge and Daniel Marquez. Third row: Caynon Bailey–Morgan, Grace Daniels, Paige White, Blake Lindley, Sam Little, Jordan Farve, Alexandria Miller, Jazlynn Lewis, Justin Johnson. Back row: Mayan Fox, Dominic Ockletree, UCO freshmen Sekou Brown and Leon Tre Singleton.


Students stop for a quick picture in front of the pendulum in Howell Hall on UCO’s campus. Pictured are: Taylor Hackler, Trent Kitchell, Christian Reeves, Kaylob Tramel, Gabriela Bernal, Aubrey Russell, Kacey Ludlow, Jude Rankin and Jax Mendenhall.


Hartshorne GEAR UP juniors sit by Broncho Lake. Pictured are: Front row: Sydney Thomas, Briana Nichols, Skyla Edwards, Lacey Kinnikin. Second row: Mayan Fox, Merriel Howell, Morgan Arledge, Rose Foote, Cherokee Madden, Jordan Farve, Aubrey Russell, Jax Mendenhall, Gabriela Bernal. Third row: Desirae Dawson, Re Richardson, Shelby Tushka, Danielle Enriquez, Claire Tallant, Alissa Tinney, Sam Little, Christian Reeves, Paige White, Kacey Ludlow, Alexandria Miller. Back row: Jazlynn Lewis, Glendria Dixon, Summer John, Maleika Martin, Alexis Lyons, Preston Stoliby, Robert Nichter, Kaylob Tramel, Trent Kitchell.


Hartshorne students sit by Broncho Lake. Pictured are: Front row: Skyla Edwards, Lacey Kinnikin and Madison McCoy. Second Row: Cherokee Madden, Jordan Farve, Aubrey Russell, Jax Mendenhall, Gabriela Bernal, Taylor Hackler, Grace Daniels, Caynon Bailey–Morgan, Dominic Ockletree and Blake Lindley. Third row: Alissa Tinney, Sam Little, Christian Reeves, Paige White, Kacey Ludlow, Alexandria Miller, Andres Lujano, Kylee Baldwin, Daniel Marquez, Bryson Barnett and Allen Delgado. Back row: Alexis Lyons, Preston Stoliby, Robert Nichter, Kaylob Tramel, Trent Kitchell, Tequanna Poor Bear, Lyle Callicoatduke, Alexzandra Stoble, Austin Henry, Jude Rankin and Justin Johnson.


Hartshorne GEAR UP juniors recently touring UCO are: Front row: Sydney Thomas, Briana Nichols, Skyla Edwards, Lacey Kinnikin and Madison McCoy. Second Row: Mayan Fox, Merriel Howell, Morgan Arledge, Rose Foote, Cherokee Madden, Jordan Farve, Aubrey Russell, Jax Mendenhall, Gabriela Bernal, Taylor Hackler, Grace Daniels, Caynon Bailey–Morgan, Dominic Ockletree, Blake Lindley and Allen Delgado. Third row: Desirae Dawson, Re Richardson, Shelby Tushka, Danielle Enriquez, Claire Tallant, Alissa Tinney, Sam Little, Christian Reeves, Paige White, Kacey Ludlow, Alexandria Miller, Andres Lujano, Kylee Baldwin, Daniel Marquez, Ty Coffey and Justin Johnson. Back row: Jazlynn Lewis, Glendria Dixon, Summer John, Maleika Martin, Alexis Lyons, Preston Stoliby, Robert Nichter, Kaylob Tramel, Trent Kitchell, Tequanna Poor Bear, Lyle Callicoatduke, Alexzandra Stroble, Austin Henry and Justin Johnson.


Hartshorne students pause before the scavenger hunt. Pictured are: Alexzandra Stroble, Jazlynn Lewis, Glendria Dixon, Shelby Tushka, Danielle Enriquez, Daniel Marquez, Alissa Tinney and Claire Tallant.


GEAR UP students pause before the scavenger hunt. Pictured are: Morgan Arledge, Lacey Kinnikin, Sklya Edwards, Austin Henry, Allen Delgado, Jude Rankin and Kacey Ludlow.

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