Land Clearing Begins at Future Site of SSC Sports Complex

Land clearing began Nov. 25 at the future site of the Seminole State College Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex. The site is located approximately half of a mile west of the SSC campus on Highway 9, adjacent to the new Seminole High School. Seminole County Commissioner, District II, Tim Porter (left) and Equipment Operator Robert Moon lent a hand in clearing trees and vegetation on the site. Continue reading “Land Clearing Begins at Future Site of SSC Sports Complex”

First United Bank of Seminole and Area Schools Make Donation to SSC Food Bank

First United Bank recently sponsored a food drive contest for area schools to benefit the Seminole State College Food Pantry. Classes at the Academy of Seminole, Wilson Elementary, New Lima, Strother and Varnum competed for the prize of a pizza party provided by First United Bank. A winning class was selected at each school. The classes donated hundreds of food items. The end result was so large that Seminole Chemical and Supplies lent a truck and a couple of employees volunteered to help transport the goods. The donations were dropped off Nov. 22. SSC Student Government Association President Tijah Johnson (left), Director of the Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry Bryon Gates (middle) and First United Bank of Seminole Loan Assistant Brent Hoskison stand beside the food items donated to the SSC Food Pantry by area schools.

PLC Tour Braum’s Bakery & Processing Plant

The Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class traveled to Tuttle, Oklahoma on November 19 to tour the Braum’s Bakery and Processing Plant. PLC students Trevor Martin of Owasso, Creed Watkins of Duncan, Kandyce Davidson of Wewoka, Channing Wortham of Shawnee and Tiffany Maxey of Catoosa stop for a photo after learning how cookies, ice cream cones and bread are made and packaged at the bakery.

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SSC Baseball Team Makes Large Donation to Campus Food Pantry

The Seminole State College Baseball team recently donated a truckload of non-perishable food items to the College’s Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is currently holding a food drive from Nov. 7-22 in an effort to bolster supplies for those in need over the holidays.

SSC Baseball Assistant Coach Robert Tasin, Assistant Coach James Martin, Assistant Coach Hunter Heath and Head Coach Mack Chambers drop off a large donation in support of the SSC Food Pantry’s food drive.

Okemah Eighth Grader Discovers a Passion for Robotics at GEAR UP Camp

Ariel Blackwood, an eighth grader and GEAR UP participant at Okemah Middle School, has found her passion with robotics. Blackwood and her sister Rose along with 145 middle school age students had the opportunity to attend the Seminole State College GEAR UP summer camp in May 2019 that emphasized learning experiences in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and included building and assembling roller coasters, robots, and drones. Continue reading “Okemah Eighth Grader Discovers a Passion for Robotics at GEAR UP Camp”