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Southeastern enjoys successful Super Saturday

The Science Olympiad attracted junior high and high school students from across Oklahoma.

The Science Olympiad attracted junior high and high school students from across Oklahoma.

DURANT, Okla. – Despite the rain, one of the biggest campus events of the year – “Super Saturday’’ – went on as scheduled over the weekend at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

An estimated 600-plus junior high and high school students and parents were on campus for a variety of events.

More than 200 students participated in the State Science Olympiad, which Southeastern hosted for the third consecutive year. Students from 14 schools competed in 46 events across campus, with assistance from University faculty and staff, who volunteered their time.

Meanwhile, high school students were vying for scholarships in the President’s Leadership Class, Honors Program, Music and Theater departments.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., an Academic Department Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. During this time, faculty members provided information about their specific programs to the visiting students.

Professor Jack Ousey visits with a prospective student Saturday at the Academic Fair.

Professor Jack Ousey visits with a prospective student Saturday at the Academic Fair.

The Academic Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

The Academic Fair was held in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

“Super Saturday’’ set for February 24 at Southeastern

DURANT, Okla. – An estimated 1,000 students, parents, and school officials are expected to be on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University February 24 for an event known as “Super Saturday.’’

On that day, a number of activities will be taking place on campus, including the State Science Olympiad competition, which is expected to attract 300 high school and middle school students.

Also on that day, the Southeastern President’s Leadership Class, Honors Program, Music, and Theater departments will be holding auditions for high school students interested in earning scholarships to attend the University.

Throughout the day, students and other visitors will have the opportunity to go on campus tours and lunch will be available.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., an Academic Department Fair is scheduled in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union. During this time, faculty members will be available to provide information about their specific programs.

The tours, fair, and lunch will be in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.

The Savage Storm basketball and baseball teams will also have games on campus in the afternoon.

“This event provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective Southeastern  students and their parents to learn more about what the University has to offer,’’ said Southeastern president Sean Burrage. “Our faculty, staff and current students look forward to visiting with all our visitors and will be glad to answer any questions.’’

“Super Saturday’’ is hosted by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.