Vanessa Cassidy

Vanessa Cassidy

Duncan High School

A three-time All-State flutist, Cassidy is Band Council president and a member of the jazz band and percussion ensemble. She is a National Merit finalist and member of National Honor Society and Oklahoma Honor Society. Cassidy is a singles state semifinalist with her varsity tennis team and a three-time Academic State Champion. She enjoys volunteering at the Duncan Public Library and with Assumption Catholic Church. Cassidy, whose brother was an Academic All-Stater in 2010, plans to attend the University of North Texas, majoring in music performance and music education. Scholarship sponsor: McCasland 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.