PHS presents academic awards for 2012-13 school year

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital
PHS presents academic awards for 2012-13 school year

Top academic achievements from the 2012-13 school year were recognized Friday during the annual awards assembly at Pawhuska High School.

The PHS academic awards assembly was held at the Oren Terrill Field House. Opening ceremonies were conducted by Student Council officers Hendricks and Erin Long. Long, the senior class president, also provided closing remarks.

Jeni Hendricks and Arin Anthony are co-valedictorians and Hunter Sutherland is salutatorian for the Class of 2013, which will have its graduation ceremonies on Friday.

Seven graduates-to-be completed course requirements in the PHS Scholars Program, a multi-year curriculum involving classes in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Those students were Arin Anthony, Thomas Estes, Jacee Gullett, Jeni Hendricks, Shelby Milleson, Hunter Sutherland and Maloree Thompson.

Board of Education Academic Awards featured the presentation of fourth-year gold bars to the three designated honor graduates: Anthony, Hendricks and Sutherland. To qualify for the awards, freshmen and sophomores must maintain 4.0 grade-point averages and juniors and seniors cannot fall below a 3.8 GPA.

Four students received academic gold bars for a third straight year. They were Sage Allen, Carlie Culver, Tristen Moberly and Kylar Moody. There were no two-year honorees this year.

Twenty PHS students earned their first board of education academic award. They included: Logan BigEagle, Stephanie Clifton, Whitney Cotton, Tyler Culver, Gage Dagenais, Zalin Edwards, Jacob Factor, Charlsey Frost, Hanna Henley and Genie Herren. Also earning first-year academic certificates were: Karissa Hughes, Trent Hughes, Dakota Jester, Erin Long, Taylor Priest, Tyler Reese, Andie Sweeden, Bailey Thompson, Morgan Waddle and Ashley Youngwolfe.

Outstanding academic performance recognition was given to sophomores who scored in the top 10 percent of PLAN testing in four subjects (English, Math, Reading, Science).

Students who qualified in all four subjects (E-M-R-S) were Tyler Reece, Eddy Taylor, Trey Redeagle, Andie Sweeden. Three-subject honorees included Chris Jones (E-M-R), Casie Walker (E-M-R), Makayla Deatherage (E-R-S) and Dakota Jester (E-M-R).

Two-subject honorees included one student in English-Math, Brittany Wilson, and 11 dual qualifiers in English-Reading: Darren Clark, Kasi Dick, Dalton McKee, Kellie Pate, Mathew Fortney, Angie Kekahbah, Johnathan Parks, Josie Shulanberger, Joe Thomas, Trent Turley and Mallory Welch.

Single subject qualifiers in English included Taylor Arnett, Skyla Graham, Macy Hurd, Hayden Javellas, Derek Smith, Bailey Thompson, Kortney Barnhart, Kevin Elam, Jayden Higgins, Robert January and Ashley Youngwolfe. Andrew Finn qualified in Reading.

Oklahoma Honor Society members finished in the top 10 percent of their class. They included:

Seniors: Norris Allred, Arin Anthony, Jeni Hendricks, Whitney Hutson, Erin Long, Shelby Milleson, Hunter Sutherland, Maloree Thompson.

Juniors: Sage Allen, Logan BigEagle, Carlie Culver, Tyler Culver, Zalin Edwards, Charlsey Frost, Hanna Henley, Tristen Moberly, Kylar Moody, Taylor Priest, Morgan Waddle.

Sophomores: Dakota Jester, Tyler Reece, Andie Sweeden, Brittany Wilson, Ashley Youngwolfe.

Freshmen: Stephanie Clifton, Gage Dagenais, Genie Herren, Karissa Hughes, Trent Hughes, Bailey Thompson.

National Honor Society membership is restricted to 10th, 11th and 12th graders who maintained at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Seniors earning NHS status were Arin Anthony, Jeni Hendricks, Whitney Hutson, Erin Long, Hunter Sutherland, Maloree Thompson.

PHS juniors gaining membership included Sage Allen, Logan BigEagle, Whitney Cotton, Carlie Culver, Tyler Culver, Zalin Edwards, Charlsey Frost, Hanna Henley, Haley Malaske, Tristen Moberly, Kylar Moody, Kendall Oller, Taylor Priest, Kaytlyn Swan, Morgan Waddle.

Sophomore members were Makayla Deatherage, Dakota Jester, Kellie Pate, Tyler Reece, Josie Shulanberger, Andie Sweeden, Tanaya Thomas, Bailey Thompson, Brittany Wilson, Ashley Youngwolfe.


Student council president Jeni Hendricks was presented with a gavel and coin. Coins were given to vice president Erin Long, secretary Arin Anthony, treasurer Brittany Wilson, reporter Morgan Waddle, and most-dedicated member Josie Shulanberger.

English — English IV AP: Jeni Hendricks, English IV: Erin Long, English III AP: Carlie Culver, English III: Tristen Moberly, English I: Gage Dagenais, English I Pre-AP: Karissa Hughes.

Social Studies — AP U.S. History: Carlie Culver, U.S. History: Logan BigEagle.

Computer Technology — Yearbook editor, Haley Malaske; yearbook photographer, Jacee Gullett; yearbook design, Erin Long.

Science — Biology: Karissa Hughes, highest grade; Joanie Neal, most improved. Zoology: Jeni Hendricks, highest grade; Justin Barnes, most improved. Anatomy/Physiology: Dakota Jester, highest grade; Mac Bone, most improved. Chemistry: Sage Allen, Carlie Culver, Hanna Henley, Kylar Moody, Ashley Youngwolfe.

Math — Accelerated Algebra II: Sage Allen, Carlie Culver, Hanna Henley, Kylar Moody; Trigonometry/pre-Calculus: Norris Allred, Zalin Edwards, Jeni Hendricks, Whitney Hutson, Shelby Milleson; pre-Algebra I: Stephanie Clifton, Gage Dagenais, Karissa Hughes, Trent Hughes; Geometry: Makayla Deatheridge; accelerated Geometry: Ashley Youngwolfe; Algebra I: Brittany Summers, Sarah Phillippi; Algebra II: Dakota Jester, Bradley Moreland; Calculus: Arin Anthony.


Mu Alpha Theta awards for achievements in math classes were earned by third-year member Arin Anthony, who received a seal for her diploma, and second-year members Norris Allred, Jeni Hendricks, Whitney Hutson, Hunter Sutherland and Morgan Waddle. First-year certificates were received by Carlie Culver, Tyler Culver, Hanna Henley, Shelby Milleson, Kylar Moody, Taylor Priest, Tyler Reece, Kaytlyn Swan and Andie Sweeden.

Lion’s Club Achievement awards for excellence in mathematics were given to: Norris Allred for Trig/pre-Calculus, Carlie Culver for Algebra II, Ashley Youngwolfe for Geometry and Karissa Hughes for Algebra I.

Outstanding Youth Leader recognition was given to Jeni Hendricks, Dava Daylight, Kaytlyn Swan and Ashley Youngwolfe in connection with their participation in a drug and alcohol prevention curriculum. As youth mentors in the “Too Good for Drugs” program, they spoke to area elementary and junior high students to encourage drug- and alcohol-free lifestyles.

A United States Army representative, Sgt. James Bruce, presented National Scholar Athlete Awards to Norris Allred and Jeni Hendricks.

PHS students receiving awards for completing two years of Osage Language Education included Norris Allred, Tanner Carter, D’Anna Cornelius, Dava Daylight, Kevin Elam, Dakota Jester, Allison Reyes, Trey Rulo and Rachel White.

Masonic Student of Today honors were awarded to Thomas Estes and Miranda Winkler. PHS instructor Jennie Wright received a Teacher of Today award from Masonic Lodge representative Gary Elsberry.

Erin Long was recognized as honorary mayor and Austin Waddle served as honorary vice mayor by the City of Pawhuska.

Pawhuska High students who participated in the Empower Student Services Program were recognized as the top-performing class in the state by the Oklahoma Department of Education. Those students included Beth Figgeroa, T.J. Finn, Donovan Jackson, Dayton Kilpatrick, Jordan Lough, Joannie Neal, Dennis Radford, Sadie Sellers and Harli Slater. Each of the students received Apple iPods for their accomplishments.


Jeni Hendricks was awarded a President’s Leadership Scholarship and an Academic Opportunity Scholarship from Oklahoma State University. Other PHS students receiving Academic Opportunity Scholarships from OSU were Erin Long, Shelby Milleson, Hunter Sutherland and Maloree Thompson.

Arin Anthony received a Valedictorian Scholarship presented by Caleb Leggett of Roger’s State University.

A Freshman Incentive Scholarship was awarded to Allie Hendren by Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Numerous local scholarships were presented during the assembly. They are listed below by the bequeathing organization’s scholarship (presenter) and recipient(s):

Lion’s Club George Webb Memorial (Floyd Raley) to Shelby Milleson and Stormee Avallone.

American Heritage Bank Scholarship (Danny Ferguson) to Hunter Sutherland.

Randolph Grinstead Memorial Scholarship (Ken Woodhams) to Jeni Hendricks.

Oklahoma Farmer’s Union and American Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship (Jamie Case) to Jacee Gullett.

Pawhuska Elks Memorial Scholarship (Brady Jones) to Arin Anthony, Jacee Gullett and Whitney Hutson.

Edith Layton Memorial Scholarship (Debbie Reed) to Erin Long.

E.S.A. Scholarship (Linda Boone) to Maloree Thompson and Arin Anthony.

Pawhuska 63 Scholarship (Linda Boone) to Zak Wilson.

Kevin Manering Memorial Scholarship (Jeff Phillippi) to Whitney Hutson and Jeni Hendricks.

Carl and Virginia Short Memorial Scholarship (Jim Wilson) to Jeni Hendricks.

Regina Kent Memorial Scholarship (Theresa Kelly) to Allie Hendren and Kevin Hendren.

Emma G. Covington Memorial Scholarship (Criss Blackwood) to Jacob Spicer.

Charles F. Stuart Memorial Scholarship (Carrie Manning) to Shelby Milleson.

PEO Scholarship (Gerry Craun) to Jeni Hendricks.

Helmer Oil Senior Golf Scholarships (Mark and Cindy Helmer) to Erin Long and Miranda Winkler.

Pat Hughes Memorial Scholarship (Mark and Cindy Helmer) to Austin Waddle and Erin Long.

Heidi Fulks Memorial Scholarship (Mark and Cindy Helmer) to Maloree Thompson.