We called this Native Outlaws because it depicts people in activities sponsored by JOM at the school. In 2012, JOM and Native American Club hosted Native American Day for the High School and then for the Elementary. At the elementary presentation, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade students of Ms. Barnett's Creek Language class participated by telling what they learned.
JOM students also attended the Cultural Day at Creek Nation. We went on a school bus and spent the whole day. The cafeteria gave us a good sack lunch. It was a fun day. Everyone recieved a bag with some goodies.
The basketball team played at the Maybee Center in Tulsa - our whole team are Native Outlaws. They made us very proud. We all believe they will go to State 2013!
February 7, 2013: Dr. Wayne Johnson, Muscogee Creek Nation Secretary of Education and Training, came to Weleetka to speak to the 9th - 12th grade students. He gave a motivational talk about choosing who you are and what your future will be. His encouraging word was "Don't let someone else determine who you are or will be - your friends, peers, or teachers! YOU can do that for yourself!"
Mr. Emmanuel Bezzel, Higher Education & Scholarship Cooordinator talked with the JOM seniors after Dr. Johnson gave his talk. He gave the seniors a bag with information on getting scholarships. He reminded the students that the average educational debt for a 4-year college graduate is $20,000.00. "It is important to start early and do your research. There are other opitions a student may have, like athletic scholarships. Like Dr. Johnson said, don't let someone else determine who you are or what you can do!"