— Coyle Elementary hosted Stillwater children’s book author, Debra Higgins as they shared “A Day with an Author.” Higgins spent the day with students in several classrooms reading her book, answering questions and sharing her love for literacy. Higgins surprised each student with a signed copy of her book.
Harrison Wyatt, a student at Covenant Community School, has been recognized for academic achievement as a United States National Honor Student Award winner. Wyatt was also nominated to the People to People Ambassador Program based on demonstrated outstanding scholastic merit, leadership potential and exemplary citizenship.
National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities were awarded to approximately 2,500 winners including Noah Gade of Stillwater High School. Oklahoma State University awarded the scholarship to Gade.
Abigail Alred of Stillwater graduated from Youth Leadership Oklahoma’s Class XIII. The program was created in 2001 with the mission to develop in young leaders hope, pride and a responsibility for Oklahoma’s future. This year’s class had 52 seniors from across the state. Students participate in a week-long trip where they learn about Oklahoma’s history, culture, issues and leaders.
Nicholas Shenold, a Ripley High School graduate, has received a three year rodeo scholarship from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Shenold is the son of Gary and Darlyn Shenold of Glencoe and has been active throughout his high school career at Ripley High School. As a member of the Ripley FFA, he showed steers and market goats.
He attended Central Vo-Tech and is enrolled in Welding II. Shenold is a FCA member and earned FCA All-State. He is a member of the National Honor Society as well as National Tech Honor Society.
Shenold is also a member of the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association, American Cowboy Rodeo Association, International Pro Rodeo Association and the Pro Rodeo Association. He rides broncos and enjoys the travel as he follows the rodeo circuit.
He plans to study industrial technology at SWOSU.
Kiley D’Ann Johansen, has completed requirements for a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance for kindergarten through the 12th-grade teaching and coaching and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan.