To kick off the annual Leadership Rogers County Education Day, the Leadership class started their day at Legacy Christian School. The class was able to attend the Rise and Shine Chapel Service where students prayed, worshiped, and gave an offering. The word of the week was Courage. Legacy students were then given examples of ways they can show courage. The Leadership class learned about the school’s service project for the Month: Operation Christmas Child. Many Leadership Rogers County class members took a box to help the school meet their goal of 75 boxes. After the Rise and Shine service, the Leadership class was taken on a tour by Legacy Christian School Principal Jill Hendrickson.
The next stop for the Leadership class was Justus-Tiawah’s North Campus. The class was welcomed by Superintendent Ed Crum. Here the class learned that the school has been around since 1889 and is the only K-8 school in the Claremore School District. Justus-Tiawah also offers Pre-K classes for students. With enrollment around 560 students, Justus-Tiawah offers a unique learning experience that prepares them for the future. Their vision for students is to be academically sound and prepared for what’s to come. After a tour of the North Campus, the Leadership Class made their way to Northeast Tech’s Pryor Campus.
At Northeast Tech, the Leadership class was able to sit down and speak with Superintendent Roger Crutchfield. Northeast Tech is mainly known for their classes offered to high school and post-secondary students, but they also have a wide variety of adult classes. They are proud to offer an LPN program where students can bridge to an RN associate degree. While on campus, the class was able to tour the Visual Communications, Welding, and Diesel Mechanic Departments. Students are offered on the job training and able to earn certifications upon graduation. The class was also able to see the plans for the new Cosmetology Department that is currently being built.
To end their day, Leadership Rogers County was welcomed at RSU. Here the class was able to visit the famous RSU golden dome and see the beautiful views of Claremore. The class was able to hear from RSU Professor Dr. Brian Andrews regarding his current archeological digs he is working on. Many of his students earn college credits while assisting him on digs. The Leadership class was then taken on a bus tour of RSU with stops at their Nursing and Esports Departments. RSU will soon become the second college in the US to offer a degree in Esports. After their tour, the Leadership class was able to hear from RSU President Larry Rice and learn about the history of RSU. Starting as a military academy, RSU is now an accredited four-year university governed by the University of Oklahoma.
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