Panola GEAR UP students tour CASC and the LeFlore County Museum
WILBURTON, OK (April 21, 2014) – Panola eighth and ninth grade GEAR UP students traveled to Poteau recently to tour Carl Albert State College and the LeFlore County Museum. The walking tour of CASC included the Deanna Reed Center for Science and Math and the residence halls.
Next the students went to the Hotel Lowrey, home to the LeFlore County Museum. The building was built in 1922 by Wiley W. Lowrey.
The LeFlore County Museum opened in the Lowrey Hotel in 2013. On the second floor, students found Room 110, the historical ghost room. It tells the story of the specters that are said to haunt the hotel. The third floor is filled with relics from the 1800s to present day. Students visited rooms designed around specific cultures, such as the Native American, pioneer and Viking rooms. Additional war artifacts were soon on the third floor in the World War II/Korean/Vietnam room and the early military/World War I and Civil War room. Industrial history and media history were also displayed.
The field trip was sponsored by Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP. Participating schools take two field trips each academic year—one to tour a college or university and one that is cultural or educational in nature.
In 2011, Eastern received a seven–year, $12.6 million federal GEAR UP grant and is in its third year of implementation.
Dominic Thompson, Dora Cox, and Cody Johnson
Panola GEAR UP students Dominic Thompson, Dora Cox and Cody Johnson look at artifacts at the LeFlore County Museum during a recent an Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP field trip.
GEAR UP students Noah Guoladdle, Jesse Cantrell and Alexis Hill look at relics from the 1800s at the LeFlore County Museum during a recent an Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP field trip.
Panola 8th and 9th Graders on EOSC GEAR UP Field Trip
Front Row (L-R): Alyssa Calvin, Sandra Karstens, Gloria Evans, Alexis Hill, Jesse Cantrell, and
Second Row (L-R): Christian Coley, Hailey Scott, Andria Crouch, Skylar Hammons, Tanner Milligan, Gabriel Marmon, and Alison Corcoran
Third Row (L-R): Dora Cox, Cody Johnson, Dominick Thompson, Billy Morrow, Rosetta Coley, Brandon Potter, Bobbi Kirkland, Joseph Holloway, Ashlynn Vinson, and Chloe Ellis
Back Row (L-R): Aaron Ayliffe, Bryce Wilcox, Tyler Holliday, Nate Ivanoff, Eddy Keeling, Nick Walls, Noah Guoladdle, Madison Rutledge, Austin Bloxham, Jacy Muncy, and Jayda Crockett
GEAR UP student Rosetta Coley reviews census records at the LeFlore County Museum during a recent an Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP field trip.
Panola students learn the story of the specters (a ghost or spirit of a dead person) that are said to haunt the Lowery Hotel, the home of the LeFlore County Museum. Students visited the museum during an Eastern Oklahoma State College GEAR UP field trip.