CN gives $29K to Muskogee school
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Cherokee Nation officials recently donated $29,000 to the Alice Robertson Junior High School to help construct an outdoor classroom focused on environmental sciences.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor Don Garvin and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. presented the check to Principal Peggy Jones and Indian Education liaison Jerrod Adair.
“This donation gives our students at Alice Robertson Junior High an opportunity to extend their learning beyond what we could do in a regular classroom,” Jones said. “It gives our kids a hands-on opportunity to do a multitude of kinds of things in an interactive environment.”
The donation is expected to provide students a new outdoor space for botany, horticulture, agribusiness and other environmental science hands-on classes and activities.
Garvin said the donation would have a major impact on the learning and futures of students at Alice Robertson Junior High School.
“As a former educator, I know the impact that a project like this outdoor space learning area can have on students,” Garvin said. “I’m so proud that the Cherokee Nation can step up and help our schools provide some special learning amenities to students that will have a lasting impact on their academic and professional careers.”