Students As Mentors (SAM), Catoosa High SchoolCatoosa High School’s Students as Mentors Program has selected senior Hunter Pogue as its outstanding mentor for Oklahoma Mentor Day.
The Students As Mentors Program matches upper classmen at Catoosa High School with incoming freshmen in their advisory, aka Advocacy, class. Advocacy mentors are selected by teachers and matched with three to four students in their advisory group. The mentors help the students adapt to high school life and include them in school spirit projects and college preparation activities. There are approximately 70 mentors at Catoosa High School.
“Hunter was selected for this honor because of his outstanding leadership skills,” said Bridget Tognazzini, a program adviser. “He is a dedicated and well-liked mentor. He is motivated and willing to help anyone in need. He is encouraging and engaging with his mentees.”
Tognazzini said Hunter goes the extra mile, offering assistance to his mentees outside of advocacy day. “He checks on his mentees and encourages them to do well in classes and in life,” she said, noting that he also sets a good example for others. “Hunter is very involved in band and his studies.”