How did our school get its name?
We are named in honor of the famous Cherokee Indian, Sequoyah, who was born in Tennessee in 1775. As an adult, he became interested in the written language of the white man. There was no writing system for the Cherokee language, so in 1809 Sequoyah began developing a system for writing Cherokee words. He worked hard and came up with 86 symbols ,a syllabary, which stood for the sounds spoken in the Cherokee language. By 1821, his syllabary, which he called "talking leaves", was complete. Cherokees who could speak the language learned the syllabary quickly and started using it to publish books and newspapers in their own language. (See Sequoyah's picture in our beautiful state capitol by Oklahoma artist Charles Banks Wilson-- www.youroklahoma.com)
Our school mascot is the Cougar, and our colors are purple and silver. Our students are awesome! Go Cougars!