Profiles of Pawhuska High School’s 2020 Seniors

Shelby Bute Class President
Andrez Ramirez

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second weekly installment in an effort to publish profiles of all the members of Pawhuska High School’s 2020 senior class. Shelby Bute, a member and president of the class, is writing the profiles and posting them online. She generously agreed to provide copies of her profiles to the Pawhuska Journal-Capital to be republished in the newspaper. Ms. Bute is the author of the profiles. The photos of class members being used in the newspaper were provided by Ms. Sharon Holloway, of Pawhuska High School. The Journal-Capital intends to include numerous of the profiles in each of its upcoming editions, until the entire collection has been published. The paper thanks Shelby Bute and her classmates for access to these materials.

AUTHOR’S COMMENT FROM SHELBY BUTE: I got the idea to do a senior spotlight when the Oklahoma FFA Association started to recognize its senior members. As Senior Class President, I should be making announcements on behalf of the senior class. With this unfortunate turn of events, I thought what better way to celebrate than on social media? With the support of Mr. (David) Cash in giving me the reins, advice from Mrs. (Meghan) Davis, and extra pictures and additional information from Mrs. (Sharon) Holloway, I was able to create this page that has gotten a lot of attention. I want to remind my classmates that their accomplishments don’t go unnoticed. I’m beyond thankful to have such a supportive school board, faculty, senior sponsor, and community that supports all of us throughout all of our endeavors, school closure or not.

KAYLEE KINSEY

Meet Kaylee Kinsey! Kaylee was a Key Club member and a soccer athlete. Her favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis because “she is so understanding and is always there when we need her the most.” Her favorite PHS memory was the “Swimming Olympics” is Coach (Ben) Rawlinson’s room. Her plans after high school include attending Northern Oklahoma College, majoring in nursing, then switching to Rogers State University to finish her degree.

EASTONKIRK

Meet Easton Kirk! Easton was an Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, a National Honor Society member, and a football, basketball, baseball, and track athlete.

His favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis because “she genuinely cares about her students and their success in life.” His favorite PHS memory was making the game winning, diving catch, against Hominy his junior year. His plans after high school include attending the University of Central Oklahoma, and majoring in Biomedical Sciences, while continuing his football career.

AMBER GAMBILL

Meet Amber Gambill! Amber was involved in basketball for two years, and track for one.

Her favorite teacher cannot be determined. She has liked “all teachers because they all were a part of helping me grow.” Her favorite PHS memory was anytime she was hanging out with her friends. Her plans after high school include attending Fort Lewis College for music, in hopes of one day becoming a music producer.

R.J. MCCANN

Meet R.J. McCann! R.J. was a football, wrestling, track, and baseball athlete, and a member of Future Farmers of America.

His favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis because “she was very understanding and helpful.” His favorite PHS memory was anytime hanging out with Tre and Adain. His plans after high school include going into the United States Marine Corps.

TRENTON COX

Meet Trenton Cox! Trenton was involved in Robotics Club. His favorite teacher was Mrs. (Jodi) Culver because “she always motivated me to do my best.” His favorite PHS memory was getting out of school early.

His plans after high school include either going straight into the workforce or trying culinary school.

MIA JONES

Meet Mia Jones! Mia was the Native American Student Association President, Business Professionals of America (BPA) President, 2019-2020 Pawhuska Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) Princess, boys’ basketball and track manager, and a member of the Native American Honor Society.

Her favorite teacher was Coach (Mark) Frye because “he’s just the coolest dude.” Her favorite PHS memory was being the manager for the boys’ basketball team as they won area and districts this year. Her plans after high school include attending Rogers State University.

RYAN JONES

Meet Ryan Jones! Ryan was an FFA member, Disc Golf Club member, and basketball, golf, and baseball athlete.

His favorite teacher is Mrs. Davis because “she is very understanding, cares about her students, and wants them to succeed in life.” His favorite PHS memory was pitching a perfect baseball game his sophomore year. His plans after high school are still being decided, but he is leaning towards attending Rogers State University.

ADAIN MCBRIDE

Meet Adain McBride! Adain was an FFA member and track athlete.

His favorite teacher was Ms. Yang because “she has taught me a lot and overall is a great lady.” His favorite PHS memory was his entire senior year. His plans after high school are not completely decided, but he will most likely have something to do with the justice system and helping people.

ANDREZ RAMIREZ

Meet Andrez Ramirez! Andrez was an Honors Banquet Honoree and a basketball, cross-country, wrestling, and track athlete.

His favorite teacher was Mrs. (Shelly) Hurd because “she always supported my family and I, and always offered to help me out with anything I need.” His favorite PHS memory was winning track state with his teammates in 2019 and always having the first big unhealthy meal of the season after the state track meet just before coming home. His plans after high school include serving the United States Marine Corps while going to Southwestern College for track, then getting his bachelor’s degree. Afterwards, he plans to go to Galveston to receive his master’s degree at Texas A&M.

EVAN FRYE

Meet Evan Frye! Evan was involved in Student Council and was a football, basketball, and track athlete.

His favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis because “she has a kind heart and she cares deeply for her students.” His favorite PHS memory was winning three gold medals and winning a state championship in track his junior year, and the comeback victory against Stroud in the second-round playoffs in football. His plans after high school include attending Cowley Community College to run track and earn his degree in either education or architecture.

ABBY EASLEY

Meet Abby Easley! Abby was a soccer athlete, FFA member, Junior Class Treasurer, wrestling manager, and a Key Club member.

Her favorite teacher was Mr. Williams because “he was the hardest on me but the most encouraging and he always looked forward to seeing his students succeed.” Her favorite PHS memory was scoring the last two goals in their soccer game in the Ponca City tournament and Giovanni Soliano promised her Mexican food after. Her plans after high school include attending the University of Oklahoma and majoring in psychology, then going to medical school.

ROBERT SELLERS

Meet Robert Sellers! Robert was involved in Special Olympics, where he was awarded numerous medals, and was a winner of his art contest.

His favorite teacher is Matthew Camargo. His favorite PHS memory was attending his junior prom with Matthew Camargo. His plans after high school include moving to Kentucky and educating everyone he meets on people with Autism to change the world.

TANNER KYLER

Meet Tanner Kyler! Tanner was a football and track athlete.

His favorite teacher was Mrs. Davis because “she was always super helpful even when I needed help in other classes.” His favorite PHS memory was attending the National and State conventions with Pawhuska FFA. His plans after high school include attending Oklahoma State University, and majoring in zoology.

JAYLYN PARKER

Meet Jaylyn Parker! Jaylyn was involved in band/color guard, was a Drama Club member, and an Academic Team member.

Her favorite teacher was Mr. (Joseph) Farrell because “he was a great mentor, attentive listener, and helped me out of my comfort zone.” Her favorite PHS memory were the car rides to academic meets. Her plans after high school include attending Rogers State University to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and then move from Oklahoma.