Northwestern presents gifts to local elementary school

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Northwestern presents gifts to local elementary school

 Northwestern Institute for Citizenship Studies presents gifts to Washington Elementary

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Institute for Citizenship studies presents gifted items to Washington Elementary School. Pictured is (from left) Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, Ken Kelsey, instructor of history, Alysson Tucker, Washington Elementary School principal, and Jana Brown, instructor of history.
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Institute for Citizenship Studies presented a number of items to Washington Elementary School in Alva at a school-wide assembly Friday, March 6.

The first of the items presented was an American flag that was flown over the personal residence of George Washington at Mount Vernon, second was a framed certificate authenticating the flag, and last was a George Washington Celebration Kit that contains a number of activities and materials appropriate for elementary school level students designed to help them understand and appreciate Washington’s invaluable service toward the United States.  Both the flag and the kit came to the Institute as gifts from the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.

“We hope these materials provided to Washington Elementary will help to teach and to inspire its students to respect the great man for whom their school is named,” Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, said. “We would also like to personally thank the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, as well as the George Washington Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens Association for their generous donation of this portrait of the nation’s first president.”  

In addition to these items, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association also graciously has provided the Institute with a full-sized replica of Rembrandt Peale’s famous Porthole Portrait of George Washington. It will be placed on display on the third floor of the Jesse Dunn Building on the Northwestern-Alva campus for the public to view.

For more information on the donations or the Institute for Citizenship Studies contact Mason at (580) 327-8522 or by email at mason@nwosu.edu.

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