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Students rewarded at Choctaw Language Finale

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   The School of Choctaw Language held its finale event on April 29 at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant. Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. joined Executive Director Joy Culbreath and the staff at the School of Choctaw Language to honor and reward this year's students.

   Door prizes were awarded to 22 lucky participants. Prizes included a 32-inch TV, Galaxy Tab 2, RCA home theater system, headphones, earbuds, Blu-Ray players, gift baskets and gift cards.

   Many of the participants were high school students from across the Choctaw Nation where the Choctaw language is offered as an elective language via distance (IETV) learning.

   In addition to classes offered at high schools and higher learning institutions such as Southeastern, EOSC and OU, community classes are offered throughout eastern Oklahoma, OKC and in California.

   For more information about the Choctaw language, visit

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Delanie Lime was the winner of a 32-inch TV monitor at the Choctaw Language Finale.
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Casey Price was winner of an RCA home theater system at the Choctaw Language Finale held in Durant in April.
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Tyler Olive won a movie basket during the Choctaw Language finale, one of several gift baskets put together by staff at the School of Choctaw Language. Olive is shown with language instructor Joshua Riley.
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