Native American Club
2018-2019 Native American Club Officers
President - Abela Watson
Vice-President - Elaine McKenzie
Secretary/Treasurer - Gabrielle Vargus
Art Director - Joshua Taylor
Senior Rep - Savanna Harjo
Junior Rep - Haley Meely
Sophomore Rep - Damiana Haynes
Freshman Rep - Elizabeth Benitez
2018 Homecoming Princesses
Senior - Jazmine Howell
Junior - Abela Watson
Sophomore - Damiana Haynes
Freshman - Emma Vickrey
2017-2018 Native American Club Officers
President - Morgan Lester
Vice-President - Clayton Isham
Secretary/Treasurer - Donovan Taylor
Art Director - Abela Watson
Senior Rep - Delani Argo
Junior Rep - Kate Kouplen
Sophomore Rep - Olivia Loiacono
Freshman Rep - McKenna Lester
2017 Homecoming Sweethearts
Senior - Morgan Lester
Junior - Amelia Anderson
Sophomore - Annie Bender
Freshman - Damiana Haynes
2016 -2017 Native American Club Officers
2015-2016 Native American Club officers
Mathias Phillips - President
Riley Berens - Vice-President
Earnie Knight - Secretary/Treasurer
Nicole Mackey - Senior Rep
Mekko Watson - Junior Rep
Iesha-LaShay Phillips - Sophomore Rep
Donavan Taylor - Freshmen Rep
Ashlyn Lupton - Art Director
The next Native American Club meeting is September 12th.
Native American Club Service Project
Secondary Student Activities
We are online in Canvas, the official district student learning portal. Check the Canvas calendar for updates.
Parents can be observers of the content on Canvas. Just go to http://jenks.instructure.com to sign up.
College Student Opportunities
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.
The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of sovereign American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations. http://www.american.edu/spexs/wins/
In 2013, the Foundation expects to award 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.
Native American Congressional Internships:
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program.
New OU Law Scholarship for American Indian Students:
New OU law scholarship for American Indian students
Kathryn McNutt by Kathryn McNutt Published: March 18, 2016
NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma College of Law has announced the Frank and Lucille Pope Endowed Scholarship, established by the couple's estate. The gift is more than $620,000 and will generate approximately $31,050 annually to be awarded to eligible students.
A preference will be given to American Indians, specifically of Cherokee descent.
Pope was born in Tulsa to Frank Pope Sr. and Johanna Chambers Pope. His mother was of Cherokee descent. He graduated from the OU College of Business in 1950 and earned his law degree from the OU College of Law in 1956. Pope served in the U.S. Army during World War II and as an attorney with the U.S. government in Washington.
Lucille Pope was born in Lebanon, Pa. She became a secretary and relocated to Washington, where she served as secretary to the chief of chaplains for the Army and later at the Pentagon in the office of Gen. Omar Bradley.
Frank and Lucille Pope married in 1974 and lived in northern Virginia until they retired in 1981. He died in 2012 and she died in 2015.
Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science
The initiative aims to increase the number of American Indians practicing medicine and working in the science fields through mentoring and targeted programs. Ultimately, efforts made by the OAAIMS will provide Native American students means to be successful in these fields by offering hands-on experiences that combine Native culture, medicine, and science.
Colleges and Universities That Serve Native Americans:
Native American Scholarships and Tuition Waiver at Fort Lewis College in Colorado
AMERICAN INDIAN TUITION WAIVER at University of Minnesota, Morris
Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas
About Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College in Weatherford, OK
Comanche Nation College in Lawton, OK
ABOUT PNC in Pawnee, OK
About Bacone College (A Private College) in Muskogee, OK