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Release Date: May 21, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



Twenty-three students graduated from the Chickasaw Nation Head Start program Tuesday, May 15, in Sulphur. Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby presented each child with a diploma during the ceremony.

Gov. Anoatubby said that early childhood education offers a variety of advantages that often lead to high achievement for years to come.

“Early Childhood education helps provide the positive early experiences that give students and families the tools and confidence they need to succeed,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “Engaging the entire family in the educational experience at an early age helps set the stage for a positive learning environment that can offer a lifetime of benefits.”

Chickasaw Princesses Tiffany Postoak and Olivia Worcester, along with tribal officials also attended the graduation ceremony.

Front Row (l to r): Kawliga Little, Matthew Leming, Destyn Plumer, Giovanni Osornio, Jacee Street, River Ratchford, Khalysi Underwood, D’Vontae Willis, Kolt Smith, Phoenix John

Row 2 (l to r): Jakob Cates, Emma Cruz, Abril Calvo, Audrey Brassfield, Shyanna Mendoza. Trinity Romero, McCoy Williams

Row 3 (l to r): Kaitlyn Brassfield, Pete Wolfe, Kaysen Little, Kasten Parenti, Addison Beaver, Danny Sierra

Back Row (l to r): Governor Bill Anoatubby, Secretary of Community Services Wayne Scribner, Chickasaw Princess Tiffany Postoak, Little Miss Chickasaw Olivia Worcester, Executive Officer of Education Danny Wells, Under Secretary of Community Services Tom John, Director of Early Childhood Robert Pickens, Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel

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