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CASC scholars take helping others to heart

October 14, 2011

CASC students Jacob Loveless, Leslie Carberry, Victoria Jones, and Katie Ethan are shown putting games and prizes together for the second annual CASC Harvest Carnival for special students.

Don’t you just love to
see what begins as the little
idea that could take on a
life of its own? For a group
of Carl Albert State College
students a project they
started last year has done
just that and became an
annual event.
Next Tuesday from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m., the CASC
scholars will host the
Second Annual CASC
Harvest Carnival. The carnival
is designed for special
education students in grades
three through eight from
LeFlore County. It’s a day
when students of the college
hope to provide these
special students with a day
that is all about them with
games, crafts, prizes and
food.
Five years ago the college
began inviting incoming
freshmen scholars the
opportunity to enroll in a
Leadership class. The fall
class is only open to those
students who are invited to
register for it and it’s not a
requirement.
According to Jay Falkner,
Title III Director at CASC,
as part of the social learning
portion of the class the
students are broken up to
groups and assigned the
task of coming up with a
community service type
project. Falkner said that
over the years the students
have done things like renovating
a playground at
Shady Point School, sent
care packages to troops and
provided shoes to the
needy.

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