Education

Education Department gives away refurbished desktop computers

Photo caption: Osage member Traci Phillips, President/CEO of Natural Evolution, Inc., and her daughter Sable delivered 39 desktops to the education department in Hominy. Courtesy Photo/ON Education Department

HOMINY, Okla. – The Osage Nation Education Department received a generous donation of refurbished desktop computers from Natural Evolution, Inc. of Tulsa.

Osage member Traci Phillips, President/CEO of Natural Evolution, Inc., and her daughter Sable delivered 39 desktops to the education department. Disbursement of desktops for those students who completed applications started on Dec. 29, 2020. 

Osage youth living in the Barnsdall, Hominy, Fairfax, Osage Hills, Pawhuska, Prue, Skiatook, and Wynona communities submitted complete applications and received desktop computers!  

Eligibility Requirements were set to:

  • Osage member living within Osage County 
  • Enrolled in K – 12th grade 
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Fall 2020 Semester 
  • Must submit a completed application

One of the recipients, Brandon Hight is a 4.0 student and attends 8th grade at Newman Middle School in Skiatook.

“I use my computer that I received from the Osage Nation Education Department to do schoolwork,” he said. “I also like to play games on it, like Minecraft and Fortnite.”

On behalf of the Osage recipients, we want to thank Traci Phillips for donating the desktop computers and supplies for our Osage students. This equipment allows them to continue distance learning at home.