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  • Lani Hansen

Giduwa News calls for Spring graduate submissions



TAHLEQUAH - The Giduwa Cherokee News invites all Spring 2022 graduates to submit a photograph and short biography of their accomplishments for the May 2022 edition of the newspaper before April 15.

Recognizing the achievements of Keetoowah students is a top priority for the newspaper, according to Editor Brittney Bennett.

“It’s important to celebrate our Keetoowah students,” said Bennett. “Speaking from experience, I know what it’s like to work really hard towards obtaining a degree. It can sometimes be a long road filled with just as many obstacles as there are accomplishments. That’s why taking the time to celebrate the final step of the journey is incredibly important. We want to spotlight our graduates in the newspaper so that they know without a doubt how much their hard work is seen and appreciated.”

Submissions should be approximately 350 words or less and detail the graduate’s accomplishment, whether it is graduation from kindergarten, an Oklahoma Rural Elementary School, high school, vocational school or college.

All graduates are encouraged to include any academic or sports accolades in their submission.

Vocational and college graduates should also include their field of study, name of their academic degree and any academic distinctions including cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude status, if applicable.

Any graduates who will be continuing their education elsewhere or that already have a job lined up in their career field are also welcome to include that information.

Photographs should be either in a JPEG or PNG file extension format, with highest quality possible. Please include credits to the original photographer if sending in a professional photograph.

All information and photographs should be sent to Giduwa Cherokee News Editor Brittney Bennett at no later than April 15.

Graduates are also encouraged to complete a cord/stole request form to showcase their tribal pride during their graduation ceremonies. Request forms must be submitted by May 1. Please download and complete the form at and return to or call 918-871-2742.



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