Ardmore elementary gets Oklahoma Centennial celebration off with a bang

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Everyone across the state of Oklahoma is celebrating the state’s Centennial year in a big way. Even several schools in southern Oklahoma are kicking things off with a bang.

Will Rogers Elementary celebrated with its own version of fireworks. All the students gathered outside and formed a shape of the state.

Pictures were taken from a cherry picker courtesy of the Ardmore Fire Department.

"We decided we were going to make the state out of the students celebrating the state of Oklahoma and asked the fire department to help us." Will Rogers Elementary principal Cynthia Hunter said.

To prepare for the celebration, students are learning about important events throughout the state’s history.

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  • by Pronative Location: Oklahoma on Nov 18, 2007 at 02:43 AM
    ???, I agree with you, Oklahoma is full of good and bad history, Native students deserve to be taught the truth and not made up fantasies about how great Ok is or has been for Native Americans and their ancestors.
  • by ??? Location: Oklahoma on Nov 17, 2007 at 10:51 AM
    What does that have to do with the fact that our children are celebrating that our state is 100 years old? Everyone deserves to learn history, good or not!
  • by Pronative Location: Oklahoma on Nov 17, 2007 at 02:04 AM
    I know all of this is about education, but I can't sit by and condone what some schools in Oklahoma teach about the history of this state and the nation. I went through the same fictional education that Native American children are going through today! Heck, I didn't realize I was different until I got into the 5th grade when someone started making racial remarks to me, and those were friends that I hung out with on the playground during recess. As I went through school, I learned more about the truth and reality and finally wised up about who I was and what other Native Americans endured before me. In this country, we are either too much Native American or not enough Native American to some of the full-bloods. But I am what The Great Spirit (GOD) made me no matter what anyone says, thinks, or feels. And to dispute that is to dispute him! He made me who I am and here on earth if I am known as a Native American, then that's who he wants me to be!
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