Michael Draper

Michael Draper

Ada High School

Chapter president of the Future Health Professionals of America, Draper participates in the Environmental Biotechnology program at Pontotoc Technology Center. He is Biotechnician Assistant Credentialing Exam certified and has pursued an independent research course on protein forms and functions. Draper participates in Student Council, National Honor Society and Mock Trial as well as his school academic team and Science Club. He is an Oklahoma Academic Scholar and participates in a seminary class at his church. Draper, whose brother was a 2015 Academic All-Stater, plans to attend East Central University, majoring in biology. Scholarship sponsor: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

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.