Monday, May 23, 2011
By Sabrina Johnson, Communications Officer
Public Affairs Office
Sulphur Head Start
Back row, from left: Logan Woods, Rhyelyn Turner, Caleb Cochran, Jett Terry and Sinai Ugalde.
Middle row, from left: Coltyn Horton, Taby Roy, Harleigh Aaron, Ethan May, Keegan Bellefeuille, Trey Jones and Tydell Harvey.
Front row, from left: Brody Priddy, Emily Jones, Blaze Northam, Tyler Brooks, Rance Digby and Alma Rios Ugalde.
The Sulphur Chickasaw Nation Head Start Graduation took place Tuesday, May 17 at Sulphur First Free Will Baptist Church.
The students performed song routines for family and friends to celebrate their graduation day. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby and Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel presented diplomas and congratulated the graduates.
"We join all the families who take great pride in the Head Start students who are celebrating this milestone," said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. "Head Start provides a great foundation for educational success which can help pave the way to many more significant accomplishments."
Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness for children and helps them better prepare for kindergarten. The program serves children ages 3 to 4 from income-eligible families.
Applications for the Head Start program are accepted at the Chickasaw Nation Head Start Centers. Head Start centers are located in Ada, Ardmore, Sulphur and Tishomingo.
For more information about the Chickasaw Nation Head Start program and to receive an application, contact the education department at 580-421-7711, an area Head Start center or visit www.Chickasaw.net