Children and adults alike participate in the Healthy Living Expo May 10 on the Haskell County County Courthouse lawn.
Staff photo by Wendy Smith
Stigler High School graduates win scholarships
Stigler High School graduates throw their caps in the air after the 2013 graduatins ceremony May 14 at the Panther field. The seniors accounted for more than $100,000 in scholarships and awards at the the school's annual awards ceremony May 13.
By Wendy Smith
Stigler High School seniors accounted for more than $100,000 in scholarships and awards at the school's annual awards ceremony May 13.
The winners, with the higher education institution each is attending, are: Lucas Tuttle, Gena Taylor and Dylan Clayton, OSU-IT, Honors tuition waiver, $1,200 each; Elizabeth Mouser, Oklahoma State University, $38,400 Academic Scholars Tuition Scholarship and $8,800 President's Distinguished Scholarship; Cord Crase, University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, $26,000 Academic Distinction Scholarship; Morgan Davis, University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, $26,000 Academic Distinction Scholarship; Megan Davis, $17,000 Academic Excellence Scholarship; Cade Shearwood, University of Central Oklahoma, $20,000 football scholarship; Colton Shearwood, University of Central Oklahoma, $4,000; Brook Hurst, Central Baptist College, $7,000 golf scholarship; Steven Morris, Destiny Whitson Sage and Logan Palmer, Kiamichi Technology Center, full tuition waiver, $2,250 each; Hannah Franklin, Carl Albert State College, $8,400 Scholars Program Scholarship; Garrett Spradley, Carl Albert State College, $8,400 Scholars Program Scholarship; Jenna Williams, Carl Albert State College, $8,400 Scholars Program Scholarship; Ryan Echelle, Connors State College, President's Leadership Class tuition waver; Megan Orman, Connors State College, $600 Counselor's Round-Up Scholarship; Amanda Self, Eastern Oklahoma State College, $1,000 Academic Scholars Scholarship, and Jalyn Watkins, Eastern Oklahoma State College, $500 Theatre Scholarship.
Students receiving memorial scholarships were Sadie Vass and Megan Orman, Whitefield Baptist Church Scholarship, $500 each; Hannah Franklin and Garrett Spradley, ESA Lyta Rushing Scholarship, $1,000 each; Elizabeth Mouser, Heather Gee Ballard Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Hannah Franklin, John Watson Memorial Scholarship, $4,000; Dylan Clayton, Dale Bray Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Raymond Bumpers, Christian Keith, Amanda Self and Cord Crase, MRS Club Scholarship, $1,000 each; Cord Crase, Lions Club Scholarship, $500; Kelsey Butler, FFA Ford Scholarship, $1,000; Garrett Spradley, Hoyt E. James Endowed Scholarship, $500; Jana Fagg, Beverly Carter Jackson Scholarship, $8,000; Elizabeth Mouser, Rose Family Scholarship, $8,000; Autumn Bowden, Holly Lou Henderson Memorial Scholarship, $250; Ryan Echelle, Gilmore Christy Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Jana Fagg and Elizabeth Mouser, New Century Club Scholarship, $1,000 each; Morgan Davis and Garrett Spradley, Student Council Scholarship, $100 each; Cade Shearwood and Morgan Davis, Coca Cola Love Bottling Scholarship, $500 each; Elizabeth Mouser, Softseven Scholarship, $1,000; Cade Shearwood, Colton Shearwood, Brooks King, Logan Palmer, Riley Wilson, Ryan Echelle, Lane Thornton, Eric Trickett and Whitney Shaffer, Cory Casinger Memorial Scholarship, $500 each.
In addition, Garrett Spradley and Hannah Franklin were awarded the Masonic Students of Today, and the Masonic Essay winners were Cord Crase and Hannah Gibson, first place; Garrett Spradley and Hannah Franklin, second place, and Bryson Cook and Jana Fagg, third place. Lastly, the VFW Voice of Democracy Award went to Morgan Whitson, first place; Dillon Rea, second place and Jana Fagg, third place.
By Wendy Smith
We have seen the destruction on the news of the massive tornado that ripped through Moore May 20, killing at least 24 people. And if you were like me, you were glued to the TV, watching the storms and asking yourself, "Are we safe?"
Living in our grand state, we never know what is going to happen. Just this month alone, we have had freezing temperatures, followed by bright, sunny warm days. Which goes to show you, you never know what to expect in Oklahoma.
Many Oklahomans have a storm shelter or a safe room, but what do you do if you aren't one of the lucky ones?
The first step in staying safe from a tornado is staying tuned to your local news channel. If a tornado watch is in effect, that means the conditions are ripe for tornados, while a warning means a tornado has been observed or indicated on radar. (more on this story in this week's Stigler News Sentinel)