SSC Softball and A League of Their Own Take to the Field

Pictured is Emma Bilyeu of Prague (right) as she stops and says hello to SSC Softball Head Coach Amber Flores (left).

Seminole State College Trojan softball players joined members of A League of Their Own at the Avedis Foundation Adaptive Field, located within the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 8. The League is a co-ed softball league established to provide an avenue for individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities to play baseball. Prior to her game, Emma Bilyeu of Prague (right) had to stop and say hello to SSC Softball Head Coach Amber Flores (left).

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Sign-Ups Now Open for SSC’s Kids on Campus Summer Camps

Seminole State College will host its annual Kids on Campus summer camps for children and teens aged 5 to 17 across two sessions, offering a variety of activities. The camp is hosted by SSC’s Business and Industry program.

The first session of the camp will run from June 24 to June 27, with the second session scheduled from July 8 to July 11. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual camps take place in either the morning or afternoon. Lunch is available at the Student Union on campus, and lunch is free for participants of the all-day camp. The price of each camp ranges from $50 to $90, and an all-week option is available for $250. Each session features a range of themed camps tailored to different interests and age groups, including Outdoor, STEM, Lego, Ceramics and Art camps.

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OG&E and SSC Students Plant Trees at Sports Complex

Pictured are SSC students and OG&E employees loading up trees for community members as a part of the company’s environmental stewardship program.

OG&E employees and Seminole State College students planted 10 trees at the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 4. As part of the company’s environmental stewardship program, OG&E donated 10 oak and cypress trees to SSC, as well as 40 trees to the City of Seminole. The company also gave away 90 trees to the public.

Pictured (left to right): Gage Fiegener, Cord Bender, Jakin Teape, Luke George, Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich, Anthony Smith, Bill McCarter and Director of the SSC Rural Business and Resources Center Danny Morgan pose for a group photo.

SSC students in the Fundamentals of Soil Science class assisted with the planting of the trees at the sports complex. Pictured (left to right): Gage Fiegener, Cord Bender, Jakin Teape, Luke George, Assistant Professor of Agriculture Wendy Rich, Anthony Smith, Bill McCarter and Director of the SSC Rural Business and Resources Center Danny Morgan.

SSC Baseball Team Volunteers at A League of Their Own Season Opener

Seminole State College Trojan baseball players worked with members of A League of Their Own at the Avedis Foundation Adaptive Field, located within the Brian Crawford Memorial Sports Complex on April 2. The League is a co-ed softball league established to provide an avenue for individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities to play baseball. This year 46 players are participating. The Trojan baseball team volunteered for the group’s season opener, which was delayed to Tuesday due to Monday’s severe weather. The Trojans encouraged and assisted participants as they hit and ran the bases. The League takes to the field on Monday evenings and will continue their season through May 20. For more information about the group, contact Holli Daniels at 405-380-7027.

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SSC Interscholastic Meet Winners Announced

Students from 28 schools across the state competed in Seminole State College’s 50th annual Interscholastic Meet on March 28. Nearly 600 students attended the event.

Individual entries were separated into two divisions. Division I was composed of students from schools classified as 3A, 4A and 5A. Students from 2A and A class schools competed in Division II.

Exams were administered to students in 12 different subject areas during morning and early-afternoon testing sessions. Four art categories were offered as well: sculpture, painting, drawing and best in show. The top three winners within each subject were awarded medals.

A trophy was awarded to the top school in each division based on accumulation of points and medal placing. Preston High School was the Division I Sweepstakes Champion. This year the runner-up was Morris High School. In Division II, Paden High School was the Sweepstakes Champion, and Bowlegs High School clinched runner-up.

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Chamber of Commerce Honors Two SSC Employees

Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on March 14. Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Truitt Eubank was honored as Faculty Member of the Month and Bookstore E-Commerce Specialist Lesley Ward as Staff Member of the Month.

The Seminole Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, along with the Lions Club and Kontoor Brands/Wrangler, recognize SSC employees several times during Forum each year. Individuals are nominated from across the campus and chosen by SSC administrators to receive the honor.

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SSC TRIO Programs Attend Wicked Musical

Pictured is a group of Seminole State College TRIO program students from Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services, as they pose for a group photo outside of the OKC Civic Center where they experienced the musical “Wicked.”

During the month of March, all three Seminole State College TRIO programs – Talent Search, Upward Bound and Student Support Services – took groups of students to the OKC Civic Center to experience the musical “Wicked.” The Talent Search Central and West Projects are 100% federally funded in the amounts of $388,326 and $277,375 annually. The SSS and STEM SSS Projects are 100% federally funded in the amounts of $294,725 and $261,888 annually. Upward Bound I, II, Math & Science I, and Math & Science II are 100% federally funded for $414,579, $309,505, $309,505, and $309,505 annually. More information about the programs can be found at sscok.edu/sponsored-grant-programs.

SSC Public Relations Team Reads to Kindergarten Class

Seminole State College Communications Coordinator Josh Hutton (left) and Web and Multimedia Coordinator Brooks Nickell (right) read “The Bad Seed” by Jory John to Danielle Morgan’s kindergarten class at the Prague Early Childhood Center on March 11. Bringing readers into classrooms is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the importance, value and fun of reading. Such reading programs are designed to motivate kids to read and celebrate the diversity in communities and across the country.