CNF hosts more than 80 students at free ACT prep boot camp

BY STAFF REPORTS
12/10/2019 04:30 PM
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Oaks Indian Mission juniors Tamra Gilmore, left, and Nevaeh O'Field took part in the ACT Boot Camp offered by the Cherokee Nation Foundation on Dec. 7. COURTESY
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Ketchum High School senior Summer Pippin works on a problem during an ACT Boot Camp hosted by the Cherokee Nation Foundation on Dec. 7 at Fort Gibson High School. COURTESY
FORT GIBSON – The Cherokee Nation Foundation hosted more than 80 students at its ACT Boot Camp on Dec. 7 at Fort Gibson High School. The free, one-day course was offered to Native American students in preparation for the national exam on Dec. 14.

“We had a wonderful turnout for the ACT Boot Camp at Fort Gibson High School and are proud of the work these students put in to increase their ACT score,” said Janice Randall, executive director for Cherokee Nation Foundation. “We’ve seen the impact these courses can have and we’ve worked hard to make sure every student knows about the opportunity. This session we had students from nearly 20 high schools in attendance, and we look forward to seeing that number grow in the future.”

ACT Boot Camp is led by Mastery-Prep, an organization dedicated to building students’ confidence on test day by providing essential test-taking strategies and skills. Instructors will guide students through content strategies for all four subjects on the ACT and administer mini-tests to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses.

The course is offered to Native American students in grades 10-12, with preference given to Cherokee Nation students.

Also, the Cherokee Nation Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic years. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.

Once students create an online profile, they have instant access to a one-stop shop for all CNF scholarships. The system also provides students with notifications about upcoming scholarship opportunities and deadlines.

The foundation offers three types of funded scholarships: private, tribal and institutionally based. All applications are evaluated based on academic performance as well as community and cultural involvement and can be found at www.cherokeenationfoundation.org/scholarships.

For more information, contact the Cherokee Nation Foundation at 918-207-0950.

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