February 23rd, 2017
Joppa visits Cherokee Nation Immersion School at Sequoyah HS in Tahlequah, OK. Sequoyah High School is a Native American boarding school serving students in grades 9-12 who are member of a federally recognized Native American tribe.
Students are taught the importance of preserving the Cherokee language as part of their cultural identity. The students speak only Cherokee while they learn grade level state standard curriculum. They also learn to read and write the 86-character Cherokee syllabary.
Joppa greeted the students by speaking Cherokee, just as the student’s do during their studies on campus.
Joppa was having a great time trying to guess all of the students ages and genders! It’s rare that Joppa gets it correct, but that’s what makes it so much fun.
The students had a blast watching Joppa do the shower scene from the movie “Psycho” and his Bates Motel eyes!