26th Annual PHS Honors Banquet to be filled with surprises

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent

A bevy of surprises is in store for 28 PHS elite students. Proclamations, goody bags and scholarships are on tap. Seniors, in particular, will receive much needed funds to help with their future educational endeavors, including a $500 scholarship from the Educational Trust Fund, $50 from First National Bank, $50 from the Pawhuska Pubic Schools Foundation, and $200 from the Honors Banquet Committee. PHS Honors Banquet Chair Janette Murray said, “We are excited to announce that for the first time since the Honors Banquet inception, our 4-year honorees will receive an additional $100! These include Dakota Jester, Tyler Reece, Andie Sweeden and Ashley Youngwolfe.”

Senior honorees are Makalya Deatherage, daughter of Von and Melissa Deatherage. A two-year honoree, Makayla plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in psychology with a goal of becoming a psychiatrist.

Macy Dawn Hurd, daughter of John Hurd and Nicole Newlin, is a first-year honoree. Macy plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma and major in physical education and health.

Dakota Jester, son of Troy and Pam Jester, is a four-year honoree. He is undecided about college.

Kellie Pate, daughter of Jon and Kristine Spiller, is one-year honoree. Kellie plans to major in biology at Rogers State University, followed by graduate school.

Tyler Reece, son of Craig and Ann Reece, is a four-year honoree. Tyler plans to major in business at the University of Central Oklahoma and then pursue a career in the U.S. Army.

Andie Sweeden, daughter of Joe and Sheila Sweeden, is a four-year honoree. Andie plans to major in political science at the University of Oklahoma and attend law school.

Mallory Welch is the daughter of Shelley and Ronnie Welch. A one-year honoree, Mallory is undecided on which college she will attend but her goal is to major in graphic design.

Ashley Youngwolfe, daughter of Chastity Grigg and Chance Youngwolfe, is also a four-year honoree. Although she is undecided about her major, Ashley plans to attend Oklahoma State University.

Three-year Junior honorees include Stephanie Clifton, daughter of David and Susan Clifton; Gage Dagenais, son of Duane and Mary Dagenais; Karissa Hughes, daughter of Gary and Patricia Hughes; Trent Hughes, son of Gary Hughes; and Genie Herren, daughter of the late DeeDee Herren and Chet and Sylvia Herren. Two-year Junior honorees are Sarah Phillippi, daughter of Jeff and Angie Phillippi and Breanna Redeagle, daughter of Christ Redeagle. One-year junior honorees are Hannah Horn, daughter of Adrian Horn; Lance Harden, son of Otto and Geneva Hamilton; Shelby Haught, daughter of Harold and Stacie Haught; and Tucker Helmer, son of Mark and Cindy Helmer.

Two-year Sophomore honorees include Heather Conner, daughter of Annie and Billy Conner; Madelyn Priest, daughter of Stephanie Priest; and Tristen T. Tucker, son of Denise Robinson and John Tucker.

The lineup for Freshmen honorees includes Reese Collins, son of Melyndie Adams and Jason Adams; Brian Jeffers, son of Terrie Jeffers and Brian Jeffers; Jade Jones, daughter of Shannon and Jacque Jones; Hannah Laughlin daughter of Jeff and Julia Laughlin; Sidney Walker, daughter of Josh and Grace Alexander; Braydon Wilson, son of Justin and Patricia Wilson.

The 26th Annual PHS Honors Banquet will be held Monday, March 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. the Pawhuska Elks Lodge. Guest speaker with be Tonya Foreman, Director of Business Development for the Bartlesville Strategy Center, branch of Tri-County Technology Center. This dynamic motivational speaker has been featured at the Pawhuska Business Development Center’s bi-monthly Lunch & Learn series.

A limited number of the $8 tickets are available through 2 p.m. Friday, February 27th at any Pawhuska school sites, from any committee member, Hometown Foods, Tolson Agency, Weigant’s, the lobby of American Heritage Bank and Paula Rabb at First National Bank.