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March 2, 2013

Education briefs

NORMAN — Reis contest winner

Eva Corga Queimado Reis, a fifth-grader from Fisher Elementary School in Moore, has been named the winner of the 2013 Colonial Day at the Capitol Literature Contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

Eva was recognized and read her award-winning essay, “What It Means To Be An American,” during Colonial Day at the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 1. American revolutionary leader Patrick Henry, portrayed by Colonial Williamsburg historical interpreter Richard Schumann, presented Eva with a plaque and a $100 prize during an opening ceremony in the House of Representatives Chambers.

Henry also recognized essay contest finalists, who received certificates of merit. The finalists were Jaxon Schmitt from Houchin Elementary in Moore; Katie Brooks from Elgin Elementary; Jordan Walker from Barnes Elementary in Oklahoma City; and Timothy Stolp from Adams Elementary in Norman.

Choral Festival

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Norman Public Schools will present the second half of its annual Secondary Choral Festivals. Each high school and its feeder middle schools have separate rehearsals and concerts, and each concert will feature approximately 350 students.

The North Secondary concert will be conducted by Tony Gonzalez and Ryan Bogner, directors at Norman North High School, Heather Appel-Bailey, director at Longfellow Middle School, and Marcy Porter, director at Whittier Middle School.

Each concert will feature a variety of music and will include a final number performed by all choirs combined.

Both concerts are open to the public. Adults will be charged $3 at the door. There is no charge for students Pre-K through 12th grade.

Schools sought

for art program

The Oklahoma Center for Arts Education (OCAE), a division of the University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design, seeks applicants for its “Extreme Makeover: Arts Education Edition,” a new arts education program open to all Oklahoma schools grades K-12.

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