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award-winning OKC school garden; Museum of the First Americans


Metro Youth Earn Eagle Scout Rank

Four students from the metropolitan area have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America program.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must complete the requirements in the areas of outdoor skills, provide service, and fulfill the portion of the Scout Oath, “to help others at all times”, and demonstrate and develop skills in leadership.

Eagle Scout rank awarded to:

Henry Taylor Ison17, from Oklahoma City, troop 168 chartered to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Thomas Robert Kettles17, of Edmond, Troop 1 chartered to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Edmond.

Cameron Ellison Mitscher17, of Blanchard, troop 234 chartered to First United Methodist Church, Blanchard.

Grant Warren Hager17, of Blanchard, Troop 234 chartered to First United Methodist Church, Blanchard.

OKC Elementary School Garden Wins Award

The Cleveland Elementary School Garden, operated by OKC Beautiful, was recognized as “Best Community Collaboration” in the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry’s School Garden Competition. This year.

OKC Beautiful is a nonprofit beautification and environmental education organization that leads Oklahoma City’s beautification and environmental management through collaboration, education, and advocacy.

This first annual competition aims to highlight the impact of school gardens in creating teaching opportunities for nutrition, agriculture and experiential education across all disciplines.

For more information on the Statewide Garden Contest or the Oklahoma Farm to School, visit the Oklahoma Farm to School website at www.okfarmtoschool.com.

First Americans Museum Receives National Award

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) recently awarded the First Americans Museum (FAM) the 2022 Phoenix Award for outstanding contributions to a quality travel experience through conservation, preservation, beautification or enhancement efforts. environment.

Founded in 1969, the SATW Phoenix Awards recognize and honor destinations that showcase responsible and sustainable tourism efforts with respect to travel.

FAM’s mission is to educate the general public about the unique cultures, diversity, history and contributions of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations today.

To learn more about the First Americans Museum, visit famok.org.

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