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Choctaw Nation Assists with EAST@KTC Beyond the Bell Program

After numerous delays due to weather, the EAST@KTC program will begin their Beyond the Bell “Totally Teched Out” Camp this coming Monday, January 13 at the Kiamichi Technology Campus in Talihina. The EAST students are very excited to offer this camp to local 5th-8th grade students in their community and are ready to teach them about the technology used in GIS/GPS, Story Mapping, Videography and Digital Photography. Ryan Spring, former EAST student from Mena, Ark., and now GIS Specialist for the Choctaw Nation, will be conducting a short refresher course for the EAST students this week in GIS and how to utilize the GIS units to gather data and create maps that tell a story.

The EAST@KTC program and their facilitator, Carrie Kirkes, would also like to thank the Choctaw Nation who recently awarded the program a donation, used to purchase items to assist in making the camp a success. There are still a few slots left in the camp; if you have a student in this age range, contact Mrs. Kirkes at 918-567-2264, ext. 122 to sign up. The camp runs Monday, Jan. 13, through Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. each day. A light dinner will be served to campers each day.