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SKIATOOK, OKLAHOMA - The Cherokee Nation partnered with the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils on November 5 in an attempt to break world records during a leadership conference. More than 2,000 students from across the region participated in the event, which was held during the 2011 Oklahoma Association of Student Councils State Convention hosted by Skiatook High School.
2,000 Cherokee Nation Students Attempting World Records
Students gathered on the Skiatook High School football field in an attempt to break the current world record for the most fist bumps, the largest game of duck-duck-goose and the most people standing on one leg simultaneously. Official video will be reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records but it is believed all three records were successfully broken.
Kansas High School student Devin Duncan said it felt totally awesome to break a world record.
“Breaking world records inspires me to believe I can do anything I want,”
said Duncan. "It gives me a better outlook on obstacles I might face and I think my leadership skills have improved."
Brian Jackson, a motivational speaker and presenter sponsored by Cherokee Nation's Leadership Group, helped coordinate the event. Jackson currently holds eight world records of his own.
"It's not about the record, it's about building self-esteem," said Jackson. "It really makes me proud to work with this group of students. To see 2,000 kids breaking world records is an honor to me and hopefully it's an event they'll never forget.
posted November 15, 2011 6:50 am est
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