Educational Talent Search Students Tour University Campuses
Participants of the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw have toured several university campuses as part of their summer program. According to ETS Coordinator Paul Marshall, the mission of Educational Talent Search is to help its participants pursue their dream of a postsecondary education.
ETS middle school students from Central, Gans, Liberty, Muldrow, Roland, Spiro and Vian toured the University of Arkansas/Fayetteville campus. Students on the trip included Julia Allison, Kayla Batt, Cody Brunk, Claire Campbell, Kaitlin Carter, Kaedon Choate, Krystal Coleman, Jayden Craig, Emilee Crawford, Tonya Cruz, Elijah Dalton, Keltin Dawson, Brianna Dodson, Jack Evans, Dalton Forslund, Savannah Gwinn, Cloe Hickelheim, Octavious Holtz, Jami Hutchinson, Micheyla James, Tucker Lee, Natalie Linebarger, Samuel Marin, Zachary McCann, Caleb Means, Deanetta Moon, Destiny Moon, Eve Nance, Piper Phillips, Makala Roberson, Morgan Robinson, Solomon Smith, Gabrielle Stephenson, Haley Stone, Jenny Stratmann, Sarah Stratmann, Morghan Taylor, Elizabeth Underwood, Dang Vang, Nancy Vang, Jacob Vinson, Jared Wood, Samantha Wood, and Jacelyn Wright.
A group of high school ETS participants took a tour of the Oklahoma State University campus. In addition to the campus tour, the participants were able to stay overnight in the campus dormitories and have a tour of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Participants were from program target schools including Arkoma, Central, Gans, Muldrow, Pocola, Roland, Spiro, and Vian. Those attending were Kyle Armstrong, Ben Bese, Jenny Braden, KaLynn Branham, Tylnn Childress, Cassidy Criddle, Felicia Eacret, Matthew Emory, Jack Evans, Joshua Fenn, Preston Fenn, Kenneth Folsom, Brayden Forslund, Garit Frye, Emily Goolsby, Evaristo Gutierrez, Cheyenne Hanshew, Kelsey Head, Jesse Hernandez, Kaitlyn Hill, Riley Hughes, Lisa James, Trajan Lattimore, Tucker Lee, Rebekah Lindsey, Pearce Linker, Shelby McGhee, Stormie Nelson, MyKala Rich, Julia Riggs, Kolton Ringgold, Marissa Rogers, Coleton Russell, Madeline Russell, Charity Stone, Isaac Stone, Eryn Stratmann, Janessa Stratton, Jacob Townsend, Shaquielle Tucker, and Angelica West.
An additional trip allowed both high school and middle school participants in the ETS program to tour the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to the tour the facility, students had a presentation on the brain, lungs, and heart. Students also toured the Tulsa Zoo during the trip. Those students included Julia Allison, Madison Bailey, Emily Bedford, Ben Bese, Christopher Chandler, Brandon Crase, Abby Curry, Elijah Dalton, Jenna Duty, Matthew Emory, Jack Evans, Joshua Fenn, Cassidy Floyd, Britney Ford, Michael Fenn, Evaristo Gutierrez, Savannah Gwinn, Cloe Hickelheim, Octavious Holtz, Jami Hutchinson, Preston Fenn, Micheyla James, Tucker Lee, Rebecca Limore, Kayla Madison, Samuel Marin, Zachary McCann, Shelby McGhee, Piper Phillips, Zachary Powell, Dylan Pryor, Mykala Rich, Solomon Smith, Zaarek Smith, Gabrielle Stephenson, Haley Stone, Jenny Stratmann, Morghan Taylor, Tyera Taylor, Sarah Stratmann, Elizabeth Underwood, Dang Vang, Janessa Stratton, Jacob Vinson, Nancy Vang, Jared Wood, Samantha Wood, and Dylan Worlow.
The Sallisaw ETS program serves 475 students and has an annual budget of $217,971. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.