Citizen Potawatomi Nation members have had many accomplishments and earned distinctions in professional, academic, athletic and artistic fields over the past few months. Here are just a few of their success stories.
Moore (Okla.) High School student Ciara Makenzie Quine was officially accepted into the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society in April. To be accepted, students must be in high school or college, maintain a cumulative 3.9 GPA and be involved both in school or community services as well as Native American cultural activities.
In April 2014, Citizen Potawatomi Nation member J. Davis Hobdy taught jazz and tap for the 2014 National High School Dance Festival held at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Fla. He and the County Dance Conservatory also appeared at the 37th World Congress on Dance Research hosted by CID-UNESCO’s Piraeus’ chapter where Hobdy taught tap class at the Divalni Palace Acropolis Hotel in Athens, Greece. Hobdy and his performing companies have also been asked to appear in Ashiya and Sendai, Japan prior to performing in Tokyo, Japan at the 38th World Congress on Dance Research in October 2014.
Dr. Crystal Mosteller, O.D. was named the 2014 Young Optometrist of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians. Dr. Mosteller graduated from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2006 with honors after earning a degree in biology from Cameron University, also with honors. In 2007, she established Tuttle Family Eyecare, where she currently practices. Dr. Mosteller was presented award on the floor of the Oklahoma House of Representatives by Rep. Leslie Osborn.
Mollyann and Matthew Baker were crowned junior prince and princess of the July Blackberry Festival in McCloud, Okla. They attend McCloud (Okla.) Public Schools and are the great-grandchildren of District 1 CPN Legislator Roy Slavin and his wife Julia of Kansas City, Mo.