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February 26, 2018 - 2018 Academic All-Staters Announced

by OFE | 2018-02-27 11:27:38

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2018 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 536 nominations statewide, hail from 82 schools in 74 Oklahoma school districts.

The 2018 Academic All-State Class is the 32nd to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Since the award program’s inception in 1987, some 3,200 high school seniors from 322 school districts have been named All-State scholars. Three high schools will celebrate their first Academic All-Stater: Stuart, Sweetwater and Pathways Middle College High School in Oklahoma City.

Each of this year’s All-Staters will receive a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion. The All-Staters will be recognized at the foundation’s 32nd annual Academic Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 19, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman.

David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.” To be nominated for Academic All-State, students must meet one of the following criteria: an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 30; a combined SAT evidence-based reading & writing and math score of at least 1340; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship.
    
This year’s All-Staters scored an average of 33.4 on the ACT, with eight recipients scoring a perfect 36. The students’ average GPA was 4.24. In addition, 30 of this year’s All-Staters are National Merit semifinalists, and three are National Hispanic Scholars.
    
Academic All-Staters are nominated by their principals or superintendents and are selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement, as well as an essay submitted by each nominee. The selection committee, which is chaired by retired Tulsa attorney Teresa B. Adwan, works independently of all other foundation activities. The committee members are a diverse group of business, education and civic leaders, as well as past Academic Awards Program honorees.

The Academic Awards Banquet is open to the public, with admission priced at $50. The awards ceremony will later be televised statewide by OETA, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. For more information, call the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence office at (405) 236-0006 or visit its website at www.ofe.org.
    
Founded in 1985, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. Through its Academic Awards Program, the foundation has provided more than $4.6 million in merit-based scholarships and awards to honor outstanding graduating seniors as Academic All-Staters and exceptional educators as Medal for Excellence winners. Other foundation programs include a Local Education Foundation Outreach Program, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Fellowships, teacher grants for professional development, and the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative.
    
(EDITORS: The 100 Academic All-Staters are listed below alphabetically by school district, school and the city where they reside. For more information on a particular student in your area, contact Brenda Wheelock at 405/236-0006, Ext. 11.)

*Indicates the All-State Scholar is the sibling of a previous winner.

Name

School District

School

City

Cory Rubertus

Ada

Ada HS

Ada

Kylee Massey

Adair

Adair HS

Adair

Kaden Gibson

Afton

Afton HS

Afton

Kashen Gibson

Afton

Afton HS

Afton

Ryan Oden

Altus

Altus HS

Altus

Allison Knowles

Arnett

Arnett HS

Arnett

Allison Biddinger

Bartlesville

Bartlesville HS

Bartlesville

Amanda Bolinger

Beaver

Beaver HS

Beaver

Tanner Hummingbird

Berryhill

Berryhill HS

Tulsa

Justin Koonce

Bethany

Bethany HS

Oklahoma City

Chase Wilson

Bethel

Bethel HS

Shawnee

Hannah Bowlin

Bixby

Bixby HS

Mounds

Thomas Martinez

Bixby

Bixby HS

Bixby

Jarod Manning

Blanchard

Blanchard HS

Blanchard

Hunter Janway

Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow HS

Broken Arrow

Lauren Orr

Broken Bow

Broken Bow HS

Broken Bow

Ryne Garrison

Burns Flat-Dill City

Burns Flat-Dill City HS

Burns Flat

Leah Sander*

Cheyenne

Cheyenne HS

Cheyenne

Maison Cook

Chisholm

Chisholm HS

Enid

Jonathan de Gaston

Choctaw-Nicoma Pk

Choctaw HS

Choctaw

Natalie Evans

Claremore

Claremore HS

Claremore

Parker Williams

Clinton

Clinton HS

Clinton

John Joseph Ray

Coweta

Coweta HS

Broken Arrow

Emily Andrews

Deer Creek

Deer Creek HS

Edmond

May Fahrenthold

Deer Creek

Deer Creek HS

Oklahoma City

Cassie Bisson

Durant

Durant HS

Durant

Hanna Cook

Durant

Durant HS

Durant

Brian Carlton

Edmond

Edmond Santa Fe HS

Edmond

Kiran Chakravarty

Edmond

Edmond North HS

Edmond

Yeahwon Lee

Edmond

Edmond Memorial HS

Edmond

Emily Seiler

Elgin

Elgin HS

Mountain View

Jay Eischen

Fairview

Fairview HS

Fairview

Daniel Campbell

Fletcher

Fletcher HS

Fletcher

Colby Sutherland

Foyil

Foyil HS

Chelsea

Brett Severin

Garber

Garber HS

Garber

Kobe Johnson

Henryetta

Henryetta

Henryetta

Lanie McKinney

Jenks

Jenks HS

Tulsa

Ryan Zhu

Jenks

Jenks HS

Tulsa

Tyler Abbott

Jones

Jones HS

Jones

Avery Black

Lawton

Eisenhower HS

Lawton

Conner Heffernan

Lawton

MacArthur HS

Lawton

Gabe Wilmot

Maysville

Maysville HS

Maysville

Sydney Lowe

McAlester

McAlester HS

McAlester

Alex Walls

Miami

Miami HS

Miami

Jinho Ban

Mid-Del

Carl Albert HS

Choctaw

Ethan Ho

Mid-Del

Del City HS

Oklahoma City

Theodore Stephens

Mid-Del

Carl Albert HS

Midwest City

Jordan Bays

Moore

Westmoore HS

Oklahoma City

Lauren Nguyen

Moore

Westmoore HS

Oklahoma City

Tho Trinh

Moore

Southmoore HS

Oklahoma City

Brendan Raper

Morrison

Morrison HS

Morrison

Braden Payne

Mt. View-Gotebo

Mt. View-Gotebo HS

Mt. View

Jared Gilbertson

Newcastle

Newcastle HS

Newcastle

Christopher Albert

Norman

Norman HS

Norman

Ashley Jang

Norman

Norman HS

Norman

Evan Magsig

Norman

Norman North HS

Norman

Ella Moxley

Norman

Norman North HS

Norman

Bailey Baustert

Okarche

Okarche HS

Okarche

Tanner Phillips

Okarche

Okarche HS

Okarche

Charlotte Bailey

Oklahoma City

Classen Sch. of Adv. Studies

Oklahoma City

Zachary Beebe

Oklahoma City

Pathways Middle College HS

Norman

Daisy Butzer

Oklahoma City

Classen Sch. of Adv. Studies

Oklahoma City

Sydney Vu

Oklahoma City

Classen Sch. of Adv. Studies

Edmond

Breck Gillespie

Oklahoma Union

Oklahoma Union HS

Welch

Natalie Berryman

Okmulgee

Okmulgee HS

Okmulgee

Jamie Marrara

Oologah-Talala

Oologah HS

Claremore

Aniket Dehadrai

OSSM

OK Sch. of Science & Math

Norman

Dominick Cammuso

Owasso

Owasso HS

Owasso

Faith Letzkus*

Owasso

Owasso HS

Owasso

Justin Derby Whitefield

Pauls Valley

Pauls Valley HS

Paoli

Melissa Green

Piedmont

Piedmont HS

Piedmont

Tyson Harris

Plainview

Plainview HS

Ardmore

Areli Villalobos

Ponca City

Ponca City HS

Ponca City

Kylanna Hardaway*

Poteau

Poteau HS

Panama

Elizabeth Wennekamp

Pryor

Pryor HS

Pryor

Ashley Howard

Purcell

Purcell HS

Purcell

Alyssa Noel

Putnam City

Putnam City North HS

Oklahoma City

Bali Ong

Putnam City

Putnam City North HS

Oklahoma City

Jack Thompson*

Sand Springs

Charles Page HS

Sand Springs

Brody Hedges

Seiling

Seiling HS

Mutual

Garrett Johnson

Skiatook

Skiatook HS

Skiatook

Kaylie Smith

Spiro

Spiro HS

Spiro

Simon Devlin

Stillwater

Stillwater HS

Stillwater

Alexa Sallee

Stillwater

Stillwater HS

Stillwater

William West

Stuart

Stuart HS

Stuart

Ashley Bivens

Sulphur

Sulphur HS

Sulphur

Hanna Hill

Sweetwater

Sweetwater HS

Sayre

Ivee Baker

Tahlequah

Tahlequah HS

Tahlequah

Corbin Slattery

Thomas-Fay-Custer

Thomas-Fay-Custer HS

Thomas

Eli Brock

Tulsa

Booker T. Washington HS

Tulsa

Cassandra Powell

Tulsa

Booker T. Washington HS

Tulsa

Maya Rogers

Tulsa

Booker T. Washington HS

Tulsa

Joshua Anderson

Union

Union HS

Tulsa

Ferdinand Mudjialim

Union

Union HS

Broken Arrow

Josephine Uerling

Union

Union HS

Broken Arrow

Jacob Schoeling

Verdigris

Verdigris HS

Claremore

Kelsey Moore

Wagoner

Wagoner HS

Wagoner

Haley Smith

Walters

Walters HS

Walters

Jackson Li

Weatherford

Weatherford HS

Weatherford

Seth Sims

Woodward

Woodward HS

Woodward