Deer Creek High School
National Student Poet of the Southwest Region for this year, Dawkins is also a Silver Medalist for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She loves creative writing and doing poetry workshops as a national student poet. Dawkins is a National Merit finalist, class valedictorian, and served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at Girls State. A percussionist, Dawkins plays in marching band, concert band, and was a member of the Central Oklahoma Directors’ Association Regional Honor Band. She is active in YMCA Youth and Government as well as her school Speech and Debate team. Dawkins plans to study English or political science in college. Scholarship sponsor: Bill and Joffa Kerr
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.