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Tulsa Street School Students Understand The Meaning Of Thanksgiving

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Turkey dressing and all the trimmings were on the menu at Tulsa's Street School Tuesday. Turkey dressing and all the trimmings were on the menu at Tulsa's Street School Tuesday.
The meal was provided by the Stonehorse Cafe, Street School board members and Reasor's. The meal was provided by the Stonehorse Cafe, Street School board members and Reasor's.
Board members and other volunteers put it all together and dished up the chow. The Mayor stopped by and helped on the serving line. Board members and other volunteers put it all together and dished up the chow. The Mayor stopped by and helped on the serving line.

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Turkey dressing and all the trimmings were on the menu at Tulsa's Street School  Tuesday. It was the school's Thanksgiving celebration. There is a lot to be thankful for, things like dreams and second chances.

Golfers call it a mulligan, for some it's a do-over. For Heather Hayes, Street School offered her a second chance.

Heather and her mom Jackie are celebrating Thanksgiving at Street School.

"This is the best move we ever made bringing her to this school," said Jackie Hayes.

Heather told The News On 6 she was struggling at her former school, there were not enough textbooks and too many students.

"And sometimes not everyone had seats to sit in," Heather said.

Her dreams are coming back to life and there are a lot of similar stories all around the room there. This 28th Family Thanksgiving celebration gives them all a chance to sit down to a Thanksgiving meal with family, and with one another.

The meal was provided by the Stonehorse Cafe, Street School board members and Reasor's. Board members and other volunteers put it all together and dished up the chow. The Mayor stopped by and helped on the serving line.

"We are strong supporters of street school," said Rose Wyrick, a parent.

Rose and her daughter Chelsea Cookson were there celebrating her second chance. She graduated in 2003. Now she's a hair designer at Marilyn Ihloff Salon in Utica Square.

"I want to be a teacher, that's my dream," said Heather.

Celebrating dreams and second chances over turkey and dressing at Street School, things to be thankful for. 

Street School offers an alternative high school and therapeutic counseling program. It has been offering second chances to Tulsa students since 1973.

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