Oklahoma education news briefs

Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
Published: February 17, 2013
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Code Talker to visit ECU

A Navajo Code Talker will speak and sign copies of his books during a visit to East Central University this month. Bill Toledo will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the college campus. The event is free. Toledo's visit is part of the fifth annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture. Toledo was a World War II Navajo Code Talker who served in the British Solomon Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima. The Navajo language was used to prevent Japanese intelligence experts from breaking Allied codes.

Two win AP award

Two Oklahoma high school seniors have received the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. Holly Stuart attends Enid High School, and Jimmy Wu, of Norman, attends the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. They were honored as the top male and female students in science and math AP classes. Each will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Stuart has taken eight AP classes. She plans to study biochemical engineering in college and go on to research medicine production. Wu has taken 15 AP classes. He plans to study chemistry, mathematics, physics or computer science in college, and he hopes to become an engineer.

From staff reports