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OSU-OKC to host OKCPS Native American Senior Graduation Parade on April 23

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 21, 2021) -- Oklahoma City Public Schools’ Native American Student Services (NASS) is partnering with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City to host a parade for OKCPS Native American high school seniors. The parade will be Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. on the OSU-OKC campus at 900 N. Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City.

 

All Native American students graduating from OKCPS schools were invited to participate. Students will drive through a pre-planned route while their community cheers them on from the sidelines. Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles with decorations, signs or balloons.

 

“NASS is excited to provide a safe and fun alternative to celebrating our OKCPS Native American (NA) Seniors this year. In a typical year, NASS hosts a NA Senior Banquet. However,  to continue keeping students safe, we have opted to have a parade this year," said Dr. Star Yellowfish, Director of Native American Services. "The parade will feature decorated vehicles, the Seminole Nation color guard, and two outstanding Seniors will serve as our grand marshals. Every NA Senior has been invited to participate and encouraged to decorate their vehicle. Seniors will be lined up by high school, while friends, family and the community have been invited to come out to the OSU-OKC campus to cheer on the graduates.”

 

“We are so proud of our graduating NA Seniors! After a challenging year, we are particularly thankful that we found a creative way to recognize these graduates,” said OKCPS Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel. “I would also like to say thank you to our partners at OSU-OKC for hosting our students.”

 

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.

 

About Oklahoma City Public Schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) is a multi-cultural district serving more than 31,000 students. It is the largest traditional school district in Oklahoma. Our students are educated throughout 33 neighborhood elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 8 high schools, 3 alternative schools and 97 charter schools located within 135.5 square miles in the center of Oklahoma.