LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Lawton Public Schools Indian Education Program hosted a special performance tonight called the American Indian Student Recognition Showcase.
It was an opportunity for any of LPS' 400 Native American students to show off their talents.
Students as young as 5 years old dressed up in clothing representing their personal tribes as part of a fashion show.
They also sang, danced, read poetry and played the violin following dinner.
“If they know how to story tell, write a poem, even if they are an artist , it’s giving them that time to shine, let them have the moment in the spotlight to give them some recognition," said Desiree DeVine, the Chairwoman for the Johnson O’Malley Committee.
The Johnson O’Malley committee works all year long with Native Students to help provide school supplies and uniforms.