Coalgate/Tupelo Choctaw Language Club won first place at the Eighth Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair April 6.
Fourteen students of Paula Carney, assisted by Cheryl Weeden and Sharon Postoak, participated in the 8th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair April 6.
They entered the Sixth through Eighth Grade Group Language with Music/Dance and performed Choctaw Hymn 21,77 and 48.
Students range in grades one through eight. They competed against five other groups in grades 8-12 to bring home the first place trophy.
This is the second time that this group has won first place. They also captured this title in April 2006.
Eight students were new to the fair this time with seven returning students.