DEATHS

Thomas "Tom" L. Trent, 56

Born March 20, 1963

Died April 16, 2019

Dorothy N. Garrison, 99

Born May 4, 1919

Died April 15, 2019

Cecil Edwards Swepston, 63

Born March 15, 1956

Died April 14, 2019

Jewel A. Corley, 66

Born May 26, 1952

Died April 14, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Thursday, April 18

Harley Hamm's Invitational Jam
Second Annual Arts For Autism Gala
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Meeting For Indigenous People's Day Muskogee
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Century 21 Clinkenbeard Open House
Glow Golf on the Green
Advanced PLC Programming & Troubleshooting
Supervisory Academy I
Microsoft Excel I - An Introductory Course
Muskogee Tobacco Cessation Group
Fire Revival
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:38 AM

Gavin White, Hilldale senior and resident of the Native American Student Association, welcomes students to the assembly.

The Hilldale High School Native American Student Association recently celebrated Native American Heritage month with an assembly to honor their native ancestry.

“This has become an annual event,” said Tera Shows, NASA sponsor. “The NASA club plans the assembly and enjoys getting to share who they are with the student body.”

Robert Lewis, Cherokee storyteller, told stories of Cherokee culture using Hilldale students acting as story characters

“I thought the stories were pretty funny,” said Sara Lanning, a junior at Hilldale High School and secretary of NASA.

In addition to storytelling, Hilldale hosted students from Sequoyah High School, who performed a dance exhibition and shared traditional music. Choogie Kingfisher, cultural coordinator with the Cherokee Nation, served as the assembly emcee.

This is the third year for Hilldale to have a Native American Student Association. The group has more than 30 members and is made up from students representing five different tribes. They compete in the Oklahoma Indian and Muscogee Creek Challenge Bowls and participate in cultural learning events throughout the year.

For more information about HHS NASA, contact Shows at 918-683-3253 or by email at tshows@hilldaleps.org.

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