Understanding enunciation may come in handy in the future, as Drake said she wants to someday be a speech pathologist. Already accepted at Oklahoma State University, Drake said she’s enjoyed her visits to Stillwater, a city not all that different from McAlester.
“It’s kind of one of those things that’s been drilled into my head since I was little,” Drake said. “My dad played football at Tulsa (University), so Tulsa and OSU are our favorite teams, and I like the color orange.”
Of her future profession, Drake said, “I like to work with children. I really like children, and I want to do something where it doesn’t feel like a job.”
Drake said her class size tripled from 65 to 200 when she transferred here from Hugo.
Such a change no doubt required an adjustment, but Drake has found a way to make McAlester her new home.
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