Jordan Buckner

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
Oklahoma Mentor Day

Jordan Buckner

Link Crew
John Marshall High School, Oklahoma City

The Link Crew program at John Marshall High School (JMHS) in Oklahoma City has named Jordan Buckner as its outstanding mentor.

Link Crew, a nationwide peer-mentoring program, is designed to help make the transition into high school easier for incoming freshman students by partnering them with upperclassmen. Junior and senior students are assigned a group of freshman students called “crews” to mentor throughout the school year. Buckner, a senior at John Marshall High School, has been involved with the program since his junior year.

Jean McDaniel, who is the Link Crew coordinator and a teacher at JMHS, nominated Jordan for this award based in part for his dedication to mentoring the freshman class. “He has a cheerful nature that draws in his peers and mentees,” McDaniel said. “He is driven, engaging and caring –and that makes his visits to my freshman class lively and safe.”

In addition, McDaniel had some kind words to say to Jordan as he approaches graduation in May.

“As you graduate in May, I can say with the utmost pride that you will be successful in anything you choose in life and will continue to inspire all of those you have touched and will touch in the future,” she said.

Link Crew, a nationwide peer-mentoring program, is designed to help make the transition into high school easier for incoming freshman students by partnering them with upperclassmen. Junior and senior students are assigned a group of freshman students called “crews” to mentor throughout the school year.