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Release Date: May 23, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



Fifty students graduated from the Chickasaw Nation Early Childhood Center Monday, May 15, in Ada. Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby presented each child with a diploma during the ceremony.

Gov. Anoatubby said early childhood education is one of the most important early stepping stones for student success.

“Early Childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in the future success of our children. It helps provide the positive early experiences that deeply affect future cognitive, emotional and social development,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “This learning environment offers the tools students need and helps engage the entire family in the educational experience.”

Chickasaw Princesses Julie Underwood, Keilyn “KeKe” Factor and LaKala Orphan, along with tribal officials also attended the graduation ceremony.

Front Row (l to r)- Joshua Hall, Matthew Parker, Hadley Frost, LeRoy Malone, Paxton Hickson, Thomas Murby, Glen James, Cianna Colungo, Keelen Keck, Aaron Bliss, Miley Leon, Gracie West, Tylar Campbell.

Row 2 (l to r)- Executive Officer of Education Danny Wells, Gov. Bill Anoatubby, Jaxon Starns, Maverick Frazier, Tressie Hamilton, Braylee Lewis, Olivia Davis, Carter Lowry, Sari Walker, Annetra Murphy, Kaden Wright, Jaelynn Scheets, Brantley Scheets, Adelynn Lofton, Little Miss Chickasaw LaKala Orphan, Chickasaw Junior Princess Keilyn “KeKe” Factor.

Row 3 (l to r)- Secretary of Community Services Wayne Scribner, Braelyn Barden, Zayne Keck, Nannola Wallace, Sethrael Cornelson, Aiyana Ramirez, Jordyn Tilley, Rhyan Stovall, Gage Ground, Anoli Wilson, Aiyanna Miller, Chickasaw Princess Julie Underwood, Director of Early Childhood Robert Pickens.

Back Row (l to r)-Ezekiel McFerran, Kynleigh Bohanon, Brody Easley, Kaiden Hatton, Sydnee Henry, Samantha Hulbutta, Aiston Allen, Kerry Logan, Tammy Gutierrez, Hadlee Scribner.

Not pictured- Brandon Hilton, Aubree Brown, LeAnn Scott, Bryceton James, Bladen Highfield.

Photo contributed by: Mike Scott

Last Updated: 09/16/2016