SOSU's Super Saturday welcomes over 600 students in Durant
Going on four years and growing, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, SOSU, hosted over 600 students during it’s “Super Saturday” event. It gives junior high and high school students the chance to earn a scholarship and learn about the campus.
"A variety of Scholarships could make our education affordable,” said SOSU Interim President Bryon Clark.
Clark said the opportunity gives college hopefuls a look into the university.
"For the last two years, we haven't raised tuition, and we're hoping to continue that trend,” said Clark.
Another big event Saturday was the Oklahoma Science Olympiad, where students from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana competed.
"We just want to keep learning and have fun with it,” said Abdula Raja a sixth grader from James L. Capps Middle School in Oklahoma City.
Raja and his friend Coby Edwards from Oklahoma City spent their Saturday competing in the STEM mousetrap car competition.
"We're supposed to make it go from that point to the other, Raja.
Event coordinator Doctor Tim Smith said the competition is designed to enrich students in the countless opportunities science can provide.
"Our goal is to try and provide an outreach source to let them get interested in stem careers. Hopefully they're pursuing that in their education,” said Dr. Smith.
Smith said students earned points to qualify for the Oklahoma State Competition in April.
"They’re the future of our engineers, our doctors. It's great to see kids with this much excitement about science,” said Dr. Smith.