Seven area students have been selected to serve on the President's Leadership Council at Oklahoma State University this fall.

This special freshman honor is based upon academic achievement, leadership potential and school and community service. Each student will take a three-hour leadership class and will serve on the council, which is both an honorary and a working organization, according to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Students will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship unless they also have been selected to receive a President's Distinguished Scholarship.

The following students have been chosen to serve on the council:

Leah Blessen, a 2006 graduate of Stillwater High School, is the daughter of Doug and Becky Blessen of Stillwater. She plans to major in history and Spanish. She was first runner-up in the Payne County Junior Miss Scholarship Pageant and also has received an OSU Academic Scholarship.

Rosanna W. Winfrey, a 2006 graduate of Stillwater High School, is the daughter of Mark and Rosmini Winfrey of Stillwater. She plans to major in nutritional sciences. She also has received a Stillwater Rotary Club Scholarship and a Stillwater High School Alumni Award.

Lance Barrick, a 2006 graduate of Morrison High School, is the son of Dan and Cindy Barrick of Morrison. He plans to major in physical therapy. He also has received an OSU Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Karolyn Bolay, a 2006 graduate of Perry High School, is the daughter of Kurt and Beth Bolay of Perry. She plans to major in agricultural leadership and Spanish. She also has received an OSU Academic Excellence Scholarship and is a State 4-H Ambassador.

Jessica Young, a 2006 graduate of Cushing High School, is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Young of Cushing. She plans to major in public relations. She also has received an OSU Freshman Academic Excellence Award.

Robert "Tyler" Powell, a 2006 graduate of Guthrie High School, is the son of Marsh and Nancy Powell of Guthrie. He plans to major in biosystems and agricultural engineering. He also has received an OSU Valedictorian Scholarship and a Joseph Fleming Memorial Scholarship.

Janell Root, a 2006 graduate of Frontier High School, is the daughter of Edward and Karen Root of Red Rock. She plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology. She also has received an OSU Academic Excellence Scholarship, a Joseph Fleming Memorial Scholarship and an Elks "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship.

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