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The Ultimate Spider-Man

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I love Spider-Man. He is my favorite superhero and has been for as long as I can remember. I deeply identified with Peter Parker, seeing myself in the hero the same way many others had, my love of the character even influenced my interest in photography, which now I make a living in.
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Woodlands students learn about Poppies and Veterans

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The Pioneer Technology Center Practical Nursing class of 2020 celebrated their graduation last week in an outdoor ceremony. Members were pinned by their family and friends and are pictured left to right back row Candala Shenold, Ponca City; Jacki Terrell, Tonkawa; Maribel Florer and Carlie Sixkiller from Ponca City; Taylor Lough, Newkirk; Stephanie Horton, Ponca City; Kari Brumback, Newkirk; Casey Case, Geuda Springs; and Jordan Walton, Newkirk. Front row Allison Wilson, Shayna Owen, Ruby Swanson, and Nora Summitt all from Ponca City. Hannah Crawford, Tonkawa; Carly Adams, Newkirk; Sheri Bernard, Fairfax; Kelsea Eckert, Peckham, Melissa Kennedy, Ponca City; and Ashley Lind from Arkansas City. The next class enrolls in March, for more information about this program and the prerequisites contact Pioneer Tech at 580-762-8336 or visit www.pioneertech.edu.
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Hires New Education Director

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ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center has hired Dr. Neal Matherne as their new Education Director. Matherne is a heritage professional with a passion for helping museums and communities better understand each other. At the Field Museum of Natural History, Matherne cofacilitated outreach to the Chicagoland Filipinx community, linking them to the museum’s collection of 10,000 objects from the early twentieth-century Philippines. He comes to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Matherne conducted a two-year study on the relationship between Skidmore’s Tang Teaching Museum and Scribner Library through the use of primary source collections. He is also an ethnomusicologist with an interest in the Philippines and popular musics of the United States. He previously taught at the University of the Philippines Diliman, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of California, Riverside.
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Kenny Endl

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Kenny Endl, a member of the Biomedical Sciences Academy at Pioneer Tech, has been elected as a state officer for HOSA, a CareerTech student organization. Endl is a senior at Woodland High School in Fairfax. He will serve as the Small School Representative on the officer team and takes his oath in November. For more information about Pioneer Tech’s Biomedical Sciences Academy for sophomores, juniors, and seniors visit pioneertech. edu/biomedical-sciencesacademy.