McAlester GEAR UP students pause at Bacone College for a Group Photo. Pictured are (front row, left to right) McAlester Teacher Margie McElhany, McAlester Teacher Marketta Johnson, Bacone Cross Country Coach Phillip Barnoski, Bacone Interim Vice President of Student Affairs/Director of Admissions and Recruitment Kiala Harjo, and Athletic Compliance Director and Assistant Coach Juan Davis. (row 2) Jaeli Aguilar, Madelyn Allen, Aleida Alvarez, Madaline Alvarez, Rosalee Arroyo, Ebony Ashley, Haylee Ashley, Kaylee Ashley, Nova Auten, Alexis Barnett, Jessica Bedard, and Jaycee Berry. (row 3) Kaylee Bowen, Addison Bowman, Vanessa Carranza, Jasmine Chacon, Aireanna Chambers, Lei Lani Chatman, Alayah Chavez, Jia Sing Chen, Faith Cockerhan, Audrey Comer, Riley Crouch, and Heather Cruz. (row 4) Brooklynne Darrow, Alyson Dusenberry, Destinie Farris, Madelynn Fassino, Kaydance Ford, Krystyn Gater, Genesis Gaytan, Haley Gehrmann, Camry Gilbreath, Gracey Glenn, Renee Gray, and Ashlyn Haase. (back row) Brynlee Ham, Exzilian Harris, Kaitlyn Harvey, Mattie Lewis, Mackenizie Weeden, Baylee Weeks, Brooklynn Weiher, Macie Wells, MeKenna Westfall, Kamryn Wilkett, Madison Williamson.
McAlester student Jessica Bedard smiles while viewing artifacts at The Five Civilized Tribes Museum.
McAlester GEAR UP students learned about the additional Choctaw Nation seal which indicated a country at war.
McAlester GEAR UP students Madaline Alvarez, Vanessa Carranza, and Jia Sing Chen enjoying lunch provided by Sodexo, Inc. while visiting Bacone College.
Bacone’s Interim Vice President of Student Affairs/Director of Admissions and Recruitment Kaila Harjo discusses the history of Bacone College with students while showing Bacone’s historical yearbooks.
McAlester students Jasmine Chacon and Jaycee Berry enjoy “Universal Man” by Enoch Kelly Haney while visiting The Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee.
McAlester GEAR UP students learned about the original Choctaw Nation seal which was later used to indicate times of peace.