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Release Date: May 23, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Twenty-seven students graduated from the Chickasaw Nation Head Start program Wednesday, May 16, in Tishomingo. 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, Cydnee Miller and Olivia Worcester, along with tribal officials also attended the graduation ceremony.

Front Row (l to r): Brady Leming, Kelci Garrett, Storie Watson, Jordis Johnson, Kutter Dill, Braelynn Brooks, Case Kreger, Shaylei Campbell, Jackson Webb, Tucker Lane, Noah Updegraff, Aiden Smith, Nevaeh Johnson, Samieul Santana, Max Baker, Jerry Rojas

Row 2 (l to r): Alyssa Bigham, Sidney Shipman, Brayden Mathews, Leighla Guest, Brynleigh Mathews, Dylan St. Clair, Trystan McAlpin, Ruby McSwain, Conner Cole, Benjamin Vossler, Hannah Corbin

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

Last Updated: 09/16/2016