Aiyana Washington

Aiyana Washington

Choctaw High School

Washington is class valedictorian, an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a National Hispanic Scholar. She is co-founder and president of the Environmental Club and president of the Key Club. A two-time National Speech and Debate Tournament qualifier, Washington also serves on the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Teen Leaders in Philanthropy Board and the OKC Beautiful Teen Service Board. She works as a receptionist at Amber Oaks Veterinary Hospital and plays acoustic guitar in her church worship band. Washington enjoys hiking and nature photography and plans to study earth systems at Stanford University. Scholarship sponsor: MidFirst Bank

For our televised Academic Awards Tribute, we asked Academic All-Staters to submit a brief video introducing themselves and an honored teacher that they had planned to invite to the Academic Awards Banquet. Each student recognizes an honored teacher who has had a profound impact on his or her life.