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2019 Miss Walters Contestants

The annual Miss Walters Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Eleven Walters High School girls will be vying for the crown.  The contestants and the talents they will perform in their Creative and Performing Arts competition are:

Breighannon Dawn Hanks - song

Jarika Estes - dance

Brianne Elizabeth Hanlon - song

Kerissa Rene’ French - dance

Jessie Marie Bone - flute

Bethany Maria Spaulding - dance

 

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21
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Finalists Announced In Essay Competition

High school juniors from schools across southern Oklahoma submitted essays to compete in Cotton Electric Cooperative’s 2019 Rural Electric Youth Tour contest.

The entries were pared down to the 25 best essays on the topic “What do you find most interesting about electric cooperatives?” and their authors were invited to CEC headquarters in Walters for the interview portion of the competition.

Following the questionand-answer sessions, the co-op named 10 finalists. They and their parents and teachers will be the guests of Cotton Electric for a banquet on March 28. During the event, the finalists will be required to recite their essay in an oral, speech-type format. As they speak before judges and banquet guests, the final four winners will be determined.

Thu
21
Mar
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Big Pasture Elementary Academic Team Take 2nd Place

The Elementary Academic team won 2nd place at the Phoenix Tournament in Chatty. Team members pictured are Lance Martin, Dalton Taylor, Jace Skocelas, Hayden Tinsley, Sarenety Barker, Michael Collins and Coach Brenette Taylor

 

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Thu
14
Mar
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OSSAA Honors Ron Holt

Former Stillwater News-Press Sports Editor Ron Holt, a 1965 graduate of Big Pasture High School, was honored March 1 by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association during the Class A State Basketball Tournament at Jim Norick Arena in Oklahoma City.

Holt, who currently resides in Bixby, was honored for many years of outstanding media coverage of OSSAA activities. He was one of three media members honored with the first award the OSSAA has presented to media members.

After high school, he graduated from Cameron Junior College and Oklahoma State University, Holt was sports editor at the NewsPress for 29 years, reporting on Oklahoma State, Stillwater High and 13 area high schools.

 

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14
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Scott Chance Field Rep. For Tom Cole Visits Walters

Scott Chance, pictured with Walters Rotary Club president Monte Brown, is the new Field Representative for Congressman Tom Cole. 

 

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14
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Walters Varsity Honor Choir Preforms At 3rd annual CU Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference

The Women of the Walters Varsity Honor Choir performed at the 3rd annual CU Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference on Thursday, February 22, 2019. Under the leadership of Mrs. Charla Dedmon, the choir provided a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to open the conference. This conference is held annually to provide a platform for women to share their expertise through keynote addresses and to connect women from southwest Oklahoma to successful professionals through a networking and panel discussion session. Past keynote speakers have covered the importance of understanding body language and how to put your best self forward. This year, the keynote address by 

 

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Thu
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Walters Chamber of Commerce Names Citizen of the Year For 2018 At Annual Banquet

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Chamber President William McKay opened the Walters Chamber of Commerce Banquet with welcoming everyone and introducing the nights entertainment, Cody Newby. Vice Mayor David Mitchell, Mayor Robert Ellis and Councilman Steve Mc-Cammon were in attendance at the banquet. Invocation was given by Brantley Tillery.

This years Chamber Banquet was sponsored by Hillary Communications, Cotton Electric, Arvest Bank, Bill’s Fish House, Olive Garden-Lawton, Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Science Ctr. Chisholm Corner and Walters Housing Authority.

Thu
07
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Walters Blue Devil Pride Receives “1” At District Solo And Ensemble Contest Sayre Tillery Makes OMEA All-State

Congratulations WHS Band members who all received “1” (Superior) rating at the District Solo and Ensemble Contest. Pictured (L-R): Josh Cannon, Soph, trumpet; Colton Roberson, 8th, marimba; Breigh Hanks, JR, trombone; Blaise Morgan, Soph, marimba; Sayre Tillery, SR, tuba!! Breigh, Blaise, and Sayre qualified for STATE contest in April!!

 

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07
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Aiana Torgoeva Takes 1st Place in the WHS Poetry Out Loud Contest

Congratulations  Aiana Torgoeva, WHS Sophomore - 1st Place in the WHS Poetry Out Loud Contest. Aiana is a foreign  exchange student this year at WHS and is staying with Danny & Angie Garza.  Aiana will move on to the state contest March 7.

 

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Conner Boydston - Big Pasture - Signs With SWOSU To Play Golf

Congratulations to Connor Boydston signed with SWOSU to play golf and attend college

 

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