Catherine Tramel

Catherine Tramel

Verdigris High School

A two-time Oklahoma Bandmasters Association jazz keyboardist and three-time 4A Jazz State Champion, Tramel is also section leader in the Verdigris Marching Band. She is captain of the Verdigris Academic Bowl team and president of National Honor Society and Young Democrats Club. Tramel participates in Verdigris Speech and Debate, Recycling Club, Youth Leadership Alliance and Student Council. She has shadowed three surgeons, taken part in campaigning for local elections, and volunteers with St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Catholic Charities and the Community Food Bank. Tramel plans to study human health and biology at the University of Oklahoma. Scholarship sponsor: Williams Foundation

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.