PHS 26th Annual Honors Banquet set for March 2

Kathryn SwanJ-C Correspondent
PHS 26th Annual Honors Banquet set for March 2

Academic achievement will be front and center on Monday, March 2nd during the 26th Annual PHS Honors Banquet.

Honorees represent 28 students at the top ten percent of the Pawhuska High School student body based on previous spring and fall semesters. These outstanding students GPA’s ranged from 3.92 to 4.53.

PHS Seniors Dakota Jester, Tyler Reece, Andie Sweeden and Ashley Youngwolfe have the added distinction of being 4-year PHS Honors Banquet Honorees.

When the honorees were summoned to the lecture hall last Tuesday, they had no idea they had made the cut for this prestigious event. Personalized invitations were distributed to each student followed by brief remarks from Honors Event Chair Janette Murray, PHS Counselor Tonya Nash, Superintendent Dr. Landon Berry, and Principal Joe Sindelar.

Each speaker congratulated the students on their dedication and hard work, explaining they are setting the foundation for success.

“You are all very special,” said Murray. “So much so that the Banquet Committee has spent the last twelve months planning every detail to make this an exciting and memorable event where you are the stars. You are being recognized and honored for your hard work and academic success.”

In addition to those already mentioned, Honors Banquet members include Troy and Stacy BigEagle, Randall Esch, Danny Ferguson, James Hager, Rosemary Justesen, Stephanie Leslie, Lori Loftis, Michael Lynn, Michelle Malaske, Paula Rabb, Debbie Reed, Blayne Shuping, Libby Strahan, Scott and Stacy Sutherland, Kathy Swan, Charlie Wadsworth and Jim Wilson.

The theme for the 2015 Honors Banquet is “PHS Scholars … Rockin’ n Rollin’ to Success.’ Activities kick off at 6:30 p.m. at 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.

Entertainment chair Ron Reed promises to deliver outstanding entertainment with a world renowned recording artist. Details will be released later.

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