2017-2018 LHS SUPERSTARS
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER AND JUNIOR EMILY RACKLEY. THEY ARE THE FIRST-PLACE AND SECOND-PLACE WINNERS, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE 2018 NOON OPTIMISTS CLUB SPEECH CONTESST. THE THEME WAS “WHERE ARE MY ROOTS OF OPTIMISM.” THEY BOTH RECEIVED CASH AWARDS, AND THEY BOTH NOW MOVE ON TO THE STATE OPTIMIST SPEECH CONTEST AT SOUTHERN NAZERENE UNIVERSITY IN LATE APRIL.
The Altus Air Force Association Chapter 342 Teachers of the Year are:
(9-12) Category…Mr. Terry Brandenburg of Lawton Sr. High School
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR KRISTINE GUERRERO. ON SATURDAY, SHE BECAME THE 2018 OKLAHOMA POETRY OUT LOUD STATE CHAMPION. SHE REPEATS HER CHAMPIONSHIP FROM LAST YEAR AND IS THE 5TH LHS POETRY OUT LOUD STATE CHAMPION IN 9 YEARS. SHE NOW MOVES ON TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN WASHINGTON, DC, IN LATE APRIL. SHE PERFORMED “QUITE FRANKLY,” “IF THEY SHOULD COME FOR US,” AND DELIA 33: WHEN MEN SHALL FIND THY FLOWER, THY GLORY, PASS.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS EMILY RACKLEY AND DANIEL GARCIA. THEY ARE THE FIRST AND SECOND PLACE WINNERS IN THE LIONS CLUB REGIONAL SPEECH CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF PEACE.” EMILY NOW MOVES ON TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN OKLAHOMA CITY IN EARLY MAY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS EMILY RACKLEY AND DANIEL GARCIA. THEY FINISHED FIRST AND SECOND, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE LIONS CLUB’S 2018 SPEECH CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF PEACE.” THEY BOTH NOW HEAD TO THE REGIONAL COMPETITION ON SATURDAY, 3 MARCH, AT THE CHICKASAW CONVENTION CENTER IN SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA. THEY AND TWO OTHER COMPETITORS WILL RECEIVE CASH AWARDS AT A LUNCHEON ON MONDAY, 5 MARCH.
- 1) CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR SARAH SITTENAUER. SHE WAS NAMED THE WINNER OF THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION “2018 GOOD CITIZEN SCHOLARSHIP.” SARAH BESTED STUDENTS FROM FIVE OTHER AREA HIGH SCHOOLS NOT ONLY BY REASON OF HER DEMONSTRATED ADHERENCE TO THE GOOD CITIZEN IDEALS, BUT ALSO BY REASON OF HER ESSAY ON THIS YEAR’S TOPIC—“HOW HAS AMERICA ADVANCED THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM IN THE REST OF THE WORLD.” SHE WAS HONORED AT THE DAR COLONIAL TEA ON 10 FEBRUARY. SHE NOW ADVANCES TO THE STATE COMPETITION. THIS YEAR IS THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR THAT AN LHS STUDENT HAS WON THIS AWARD AND THE ELEVENTH TIME IN THE LAST THIRTEEN YEARS.
- 2) CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS JOSIE CALLEN, ASHTON UNDERWOOD, MCHALE MURLEY, AND AARON HENDRI, AND ALSO TO SOPHOMORES AMBER ROSENBERGER, KYLEE SOHL, CODY COOPER, AND KEAYLA ANDERSON—THEY ARE ALL WINNERS IN THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION “2018 JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZEN POETRY CONTEST. “ THE THEME WAS “100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD WAR I----SERVICE ON THE HOMEFRONT.” BY REASON OF THEIR TAKING FIRST PLACE IN THE 11TH GRADE AND 10TH GRADE DIVISIONS, RESPECTIVELY, JOSIE CALLEN AND AMBER ROSENBERGER NOW ADVANCE TO THE STATE COMPETITION. ALL THESE STUDENTS WERE HONORED AT THE DAR COLONIAL TEA ON 10 FEBRUARY.
- 3)CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR TAMERA BELL, SENIOR LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER, AND JUNIOR IJEOMA OKERE. THEY ARE THE FIRST-, SECOND-, AND THIRD-PLACE WINNERS IN THE LOCAL CHAPTER (CHAPTER 1193) OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS “2017-2018 VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SPEECH CONTEST.” THE THEME WAS “AMERICAN HISTORY: OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.” THEY WILL BE HONORED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, 24 MARCH.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORES BIANCA KARNES AND KYLEE SOHL. THEY ARE, RESPECTIVELY, THE FIRST PLACE AND HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS IN THE 10TH-GRADE DIVISION OF THE OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION 2018 LAW DAY ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “SEPARATION OF POWERS: FRAMEWORK FOR FREEDOM.” AS FIRST-PLACE WINNER, BIANCA WILL RECOGNIZED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY ON TUESDAY, 27 MARCH, AT THE OKLAHOMA JUDICIAL CENTER, WHICH IS PART OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITOL COMPLEX. DOUGLAS COMBS, CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT, WILL PRESENT THE AWARDS. THE AWARDS INCLUDE PRIZE MONEY AND A FRAMED AWARD CERTIFICATE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR RAVEN BUSSINGER, JUNIOR ANIKA COLE, SOPHOMORE AMBER ROSENBERGER, AND JUNIOR JOSIE CALLEN. THEY ARE, RESPECTIVELY, THE 2ND THROUGH 5TH PLACE WINNERS IN THE LA SILL CHAPTER OF THE OPTIMISTS CLUB 2018 ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “CAN SOCIETY FUNCTION WITHOUT RESPECT?” THESE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES AND BE HONORED AT THE LA SILL OPTIMIST CLUB (2309 SW MONROE) AT 6:30 PM ON THURSDAY, 1 MARCH.
LHS QUiZ BOWL CHAMPIONS!
Pictured left to right: Keiarie Henry, Alina Nejia, KaTavia West, Paula Bowen, Markieese Boykin and Dr. DeLoach
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIORS KRISTINE GUERRERO AND LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. THEY ARE THE FIRST-PLACE AND SECOND-PLACE WINNERS, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE 2018 POETRY OUT LOUD REGIONAL COMPETITION.
THEY DEFEATED STUDENTS FROM MACARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL, NAVAJO SCHOOL, WALTERS HIGH SCHOOL, DIMENSIONS ACADEMY OF NORMAN, AND ADA HIGH SCHOOL. THEY BOTH NOW MOVE ON TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, OKLAHOMA CITY, SATURDAY, 3 MARCH. KRISTINE PERFORMED POEMS BY MARK HALLIDAY AND FATIMAH ASGHAR, AND LA’DAESHA PERFORMED POEMS BY SHARA MCCALLUM
Congratulations to the 2018 LHS reflections winners.
Entries marked with an asterisk will be forwarded to the state Reflections contest.
Literature Award of Excellence: Kylee Sohl*
Literature Honorable Mention: Josie Callen*
Literature Participants: Brendyn Sellers*, Mikaela Olivero, Lauren West
Photography Honorable Mention: Keona Tidwell*
Photography Participants: Destiny Hall* LHS, Caitlyn Moreno*
Visual Arts Participants Sarah Phillips, Athena Johnson
Lawton High's Lamonka Wigfall exits the stage after having her book signed by John Maxwell at the Live2Lead Conference that was held in Lawton on November 7, 2017
ALL STATE CHOIR
Ashley Box made the OMEA All State Choir
Alyson Gaston and Jenavieve Williamsmade the OCDA All State Choir.
All Region Choir 2017
HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR (FRESHMAN)
Cody Anderson Ethan Alsbury
Hannah Bacani Gabriela Crispin
Brandon Bermingham Alyson Gaston
Thomas Bishop Gio Gordon
Ashley Box Kiari Gosha
Alexis Calvillo Kathleen Huffmaster
Destiny Chew Haylee Pufall
Gabrel Colvin David Rodriguez
Nadia Davis Matthew Rodriguez
LaDaesha Dubose-Porter Jenavieve Williams
Miss Oklahoma of the Order of Job’s Daughters
Senior Sarah Pustejovskey won the title of Miss Oklahoma of the Order of Job’s Daughters. Job’s Daughters is an organization whose purpose is to promote friendship among young women and to build for them a foundation that develops life-skills, personal growth, and community service. It aims to promote a balanced lifestyle of family, church, school, and extracurricular activities. Congratulations to Sarah.
The student body officers has performed community service by donating and delivering uniforms to CMS. GO WOLVERINES!!
2016-2017 LHS SUPERSTARS
Lawton Philharmonic Art Show:
Jason Arthur-1st Place
Lazaveon Gradney-2nd Place
Lindsay Youmans-3rd Place
Rachael Sarmiento-Honorable Mention
Alyanna Harfield- Honorable Mention
Giovanni Delacruz- Honorable Mention
Midajah Riles- Honorable Mention
Kayla Ostrander- Honorable Mention
Alyssa Sedillos- Honorable Mention
Samantha Polidore- Honorable Mention
Antonio Smith- Honorable Mention
Bonnie McKiernan- Honorable Mention
Sara Scott- Honorable Mention
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. ON SATURDAY, AT SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY IN BETHANY, OKLAHOMA, LA’DAESHA WON FIRST-PLACE IN THE OKLAHOMA DISTRICT OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST. IN OTHR WORDS, SHE IS THE STATE CHAMPION. SHE WON A $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP AND THE RIGHT TO ADVANCE TO THE OPTIMIST REGIONALS IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, IN JUNE, WHERE THE SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE IS $5.000. THE THEME OF THE ORATORY CONTEST WAS “WHAT THE WORLD GAINS FROM OPTIMISM.” LA’DAESHA WILL PERFORM HER SPEECH AT THE TELEVISED BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING THIS EVENING AT 5PM.
Choir results at OSSAA State Contest
Jon Mackenzie Brown
Ashley Craddieth Sims
LaDaesha Dubose Porter
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORES IJEOMA OKERE AND EMILY RACKLEY. THEY ARE, RESPECTIVELY, THE 1ST AND 2ND PLACE WINNERS IN THE SENIOR DIVISION OF THE 2017 CITY OF LAWTON STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SPEECH CONTEST. BOTH STUDENTS RECEIVED CASH AWARDS. THE THEME WAS “STORMWATER—STEEET TO STREAM, KEEP IT CLEAN.”
The LHS Key Club's Stride 4 Shelter bubble run is the feature story in this month's Key Club International magazine. Our students represented our school and community, proudly.
State Solo and Ensemble Contest Results!
The following students received a superior rating on their solo
The following solo’s received an excellent
The Following duets received a superior rating
Josie Callen and Claudia Garcia
Daniel Garcia and Avery Griffee
Sidney Halbrooks and Justice McConnell
The following duet received an excellent rating
Chance Mayo and Victoria Zapata
The following quartets received a Superior Rating
Josie Callen, Claudia Garcia, Taylor Lapp, and Kylie Romeros
Keayla Anderson, Sidney Halbrooks, Michaela Odom, Kylee Sohl
The following string choirs received a superior rating
Sohl String Choir
Vivaldi String Choir
The following String Choir Received an Excellent Rating
Zapata String Choir
Garrett Van Selus
EARLIER THIS YEAR, JUNIOR DAISY COSSIO AND SOPHOMORE LINDSEY HALING RECEIVED NOTIFICATION THAT THEIR POEMS FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION JUNIOR CITIZEN POETRY CONTEST EACH WON FIRST IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THEIR RESPECTIVE GRADE-LEVEL DIVISIONS. NOW LINDSEY HAS LEARNED THAT HER POEM TOOK SECOND IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION, AND DAISY’S POEM TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION AND NOW MOVES ON TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL.
At the OSSAA State E Choir Contest on Wednesday in Norman, our Concert Choir received a Superior Rating.
The Girls’ Choir Received an Excellent Rating.
The Big Red Band received a superior rating and Outstanding Band in Class 6A at the Lonestar Showcase of Music in Dallas this weekend.
Bonnie McKernan has been chosen as an 2017 Academic All-State Winner.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. SHE IS THE LOCAL WINNER OF THE LA SILL OPTIMISTS ORATORY CONTEST. SHE RECEIVED A CASH AWARD AND NOW MOVES FORWARD TO THE STATE FINALS ON 22 APRIL AT SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY IN BETHANY, OKLAHOMA. JUNIOR BRITTANIE FLORES AND SOPHOMORE EMILY RACKLEY TOOK SECOND AND THIRD PLACE, RESPECTIVELY—THEY ALSO RECEIVED CASH AWARDS. THE THEME WAS “WHAT THE WORLD GAINS FROM OPTIMISM.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR KRISTINE GUERRERO. SHE IS THE REGIONAL WINNER OF THE POETRY OUT LOUD CONTEST. SHE BESTED NINE OTHER CONTESTANTS—SHE PERFORMED “THE GAFFE” BY C.K. WILLIAMS AND “LIFE CYLE OF COMMON MAN” BY HOWARD NEMEROV. SHE NOW MOVES FORWARD TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON 11 MARCH, IN OKLAHOMA CITY, AT THE OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK VENUE. TAKING THIRD PLACE WAS JUNIOR LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER, WHO PERFORMED “DEAF-MUTE IN THE PEAR TREE” BY P.K. PAGE AND “PERSONAL” BY TONY HOAGLAND.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR KYLIE ROMEROS AND TO SOPHOMORE GABRIEL MENDELSON. IN THE OK BAR ASSOCIATION’S 2017 STATE-WIDE “LAW DAY” ESSAY CONTEST, KYLIE TOOK SECOND PLACE IN THE 11TH-GRADE DIVISION, AND GABE TOOK SECOND PLACE IN THE 10TH-GRADE DIVISION. IN ADDITION, SOPHOMORE MIRACLE CHATMAN EARNED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE 10TH-GRADE DIVISION. THE THEME WAS “THE 14TH AMENDMENT: TRANSFORMING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.” EACH OF THE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE, A PRIZE, AND A CERTIFICATE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR AARON MENDELSON.
HE IS THE WINNER OF THE 2017 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GOOD CITIZEN AWARD. THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DAR SELECTED AARON FROM AMONG CANDIDATES FROM EIGHT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS BASED UPON HIS DEMONSTRATED ADHERENCE TO THE QUALITIES OF DEPENDABILITY, SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, AND SERVICE, AS WELL AS UPON AN ESSAY HE SUBMITTED. HE WAS HONORED AT A RECEPTION ON 11 FEBRUARY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORE LINDSEY HALING AND JUNIOR DAISY COSSIO. THEY ARE FIRST PLACE WINNERS IN THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION’S JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZEN POETRY CONTEST, AND THEIR POEMS ALSO TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE STATE AND WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION. ALSO NAMED AS WINNERS, IN ORDER FROM SECOND TO FOURTH, WERE SOPHOMORES AARON HENDRI, GABE MENDELSON, AND XAVIER DYE, AND JUNIORS SARAH SITTENAUER, MALAYNA DINWIDDIE, AND ALICIA ROSENBERGER. ALL THE STUDENTS WERE HONORED ON 11 FEBRUARY AT THE MCMAHON FOUNDATION BUILDING. THE THEME WAS “OUR NATIONAL PARKS: 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO AMERICA.” [Note: A picture of Lindsey Haling appears in today’s Lawton Constitution.]/Photo Courtesy of Lawton Constitution/Jeff Dixon
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR ANDREW DAYHOFF. He has won third place in the state in the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Voice of Democracy” Essay/Speech Contest. He had earlier come in first in the district competition. He will be honored and receive a monetary award on Saturday, 11 February, at the VFW state meeting in Claremore, Oklahoma. This year’s theme was “My Responsibility to America.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS SARAH SITTENAUER, ETHAN LIDDELL, AND DAISY COSSIO. THEY ARE THE WINNERS IN THE ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST OF THE FORT SILL CHAPTER #129 OF THE NATIONAL SOJOURNERS. THEY WILL BE HONORED ON 2 MARCH AT A DINNER AT THE WHITE BUFFALO RESTAURANT. EACH OF THEIR ESSAYS NOW GOES FORWARD TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION, WHERE THE TOP PRIZE IS $2000. THE THEME WAS “WHAT DO YOU THINK GEORGE WASHINGTON WOULD SAY ABOUT THE ROLE OF PATRIOTISM TODAY, AND HOW WOULD YOU GO ABOUT HELPING OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN?”
Aaron Mendelson has been named a National Hispanic Scholar at Lawton High.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay and art contest winner.
High School ($50): Victoria Zapata from Lawton High
The band made a superior rating at the Lawton Superior Marching Contest .
The Big Red Band also received straight Superior ratings and 3rd place overall at the Hub City Invitational Marching Contest held in Clinton, OK
all conference and all district
Anjelica Gonzalez- Aponte and Dumonte Farrone made all conference
Anjelica Gonzalez-Aponte made 6a-1 All District
Made All District honorable mention
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORE JOSIE CALLEN. SHE TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE NATION IN THE 9TH-10TH GRADE DIVISION OF THE 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM ESSAY CONTEST. IN ADDITION, SOPHOMORE IJEOMA OKERE TOOK THIRD PLACE IN THE SAME DIVISION. THE THEME WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF USING ONE’S VOICE PEACEFULLY TO RESPOND TO INJUSTICE IN ONE’S SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, STATE, OR GOVERNMENT. BOTH STUDENTS WILL BE HONORED AT A RECOGNITION CEREMONY AT THE MEMORIAL ON JANUARY 8, 2017.
Mckenzie Love was recognized as an International Leo award recipient.
Congratulations to the following students for qualifying for the All-State Choir competition with their scores acquired at the All-Region competition:
Junior High School
LaDaesha Dubose Porter
Aaron Mendelson has been named a National Hispanic Scholar at LHS.
McKenzie Love is a winner of the International Leo Award.
We are beginning the school year with wonderful news.. The LHS Key Club won 1st place in the Gold Division for Single Service at the Key Club International Convention in Atlanta, earlier this month. The project competed against other district winning projects from 36 participating countries.
Congratulations to the LORE (LHS Yearbook) Staff. In Dallas, the staff was awarded:
Top Marketing Plan
Top Banner Award, Design
LHS All-State Student
Dr. Regina DeLoach and Dr. Freeman recently attended the Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence banquet in Norman, OK. They were accompanying our LHS All-State Student, Hanna Stanton. Prior to the banquet, Dr. DeLoach was asked by several of the banquet VIPs whether or not LHS has had All-State students in the past. Dr. DeLoach answered " I am sure that we have had All-State students in the past. Also, we will have more All-State students in the future".
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR COREY BELL. HE IS THE 2016 OKLAHOMA LIONS CLUB SPEECH CONTEST CHAMPION. COREY IS THE SIXTH WOLVERINE IN A ROW TO WIN THIS AWARD [2011-2016, CHANDRIA PERSON, DANIEL PAE, BRIANNA MCKIERNAN, JESSICA FLYNN, HANNA STANTON, COREY BELL]. COREY BESTED FINALISTS FROM HUNTER HIGH SCHOOL AND STRINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL. HE WON $750. THE THEME WAS “HOW TO BRING DIGNITY AND HARMONY TO THE WORLD THROUGH HUMANITARIAN SERVICE.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR TIFFANY KIM. SHE WON SECOND PLACE IN THE NATION IN THE NATIONAL SOJOURNERS ESSAY CONTEST. SHE WON $1000 AND A NATIONAL SOJOURNERS PLAQUE. THE THEME WAS “WHAT HISTORICAL DOCUMENT IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU, AND WHY?”
Winners of a Rotary District 5770 poster contest:
Kashell Barnes First Prize 250.00
Aariona Johnson Second Prize 125.00
Asia Connelly Third Prize 75.00
These students were the winners of a Rotary District 5770 poster contest with the theme of “Be a Gift to the World”. The Rotary Club is sponsoring the contest and it will be held at Madison Square Event Center, Norman April 29th. They will be eligible to win a 500.00 cash scholarship and a 500.00 people’s choice cash scholarship.
LETA which is a part of the City of Lawton has awarded LHS $10,000 for beautification of the landscape of LHS. The school will focus the funds in the rear of the building. Mr. Jerrold Jones, Traci Hanna, and Jacks Hanna worked together to help LHS to receive the funding.
The following students received a Superior rating at State Solo and ensemble.
The LHS Honor Orchestra received a Superior:
Garrett Van Selus
The Following students received a Superior on their solo:
The LHS Key Club won several recognitions at the Texas-Oklahoma District Convention this weekend.
1st Place (Gold Division)-Single Service Project 3rd Place-Club T-Shirt Design (Foster Hillis, Emily Reid, Sean Tolbert, and Alondra Vargas) 3rd Place-Oratory (Jessica Thompson)
Our Talent entry (Zephaniah McDaniel, Sean Tolbert, and Alondra Vargas) advanced to the finals and performed at the Awards Banquet. Although they did not place (due to suspected text poll issues), they were the only act to receive a standing ovation from the entire audience.
We have received some great news. Abeer Shahid (10th) and Chrystal Fannin (11th) won the Law Day essay contest as well as had their essays published in a law magazine. Each student took a picture with District Attorney (DA) Fred C. Smith, who is the DA for Fifth District of Comanche County and Cotton County. Additionally, Dr. Freeman was recognized for being both students' teacher.
Ms. Dejah Reed (10th grade) was selected as the Leader among Leaders Essay winner and will be presented a $500 check in addition to the $200 she has already received for her West Point Essay.
Cowtown Invitational Drill Meet in Amarillo Texas
The Male Color Guard placed 2nd in the Inspection phase, 2nd in the Performance phase, and 2nd place overall.
The Unarmed Drill Team placed 1st in the Inspection phase and Javier Walker placed 2nd in Individual Exhibition Unarmed Drill.
The Armed Drill Team took 1st place in the Inspection phase, and 1st place in the Sweepstakes overall award.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORE LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. SHE TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE LASILL OPTIMIST CLUB’S 2016 OPTIMISTS INTERNATIONAL ORATORY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “HOW MY BEST BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS.” SOPHOMORE SARAH SITTENAUER TOOK SECOND, AND SOPHOMORE BRITTANIE FLORES TOOK THIRD. LA’DAESHA (AND PERHAPS SARAH) NOW ADVANCES TO THE STATE COMPETITION IN BETHANY, OKLAHOMA, ON 30 APRIL.
MORE CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORE LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. SHE JUST RECEIVED WORD THAT HER POEM FOR THE 10TH-GRADE DIVISION OF THE 2016 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION JUNIOR AMERICAN CITIZEN POETRY CONTEST TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE STAE OF OKLAHOMA. SHE WILL BE HONORED AT A DAR LUNCHEON IN NORMAN LATER THIS MONTH.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORE PHILLIP SHELL. DURING THIS PAST WEEKEND’S UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WORKSHOP ON ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP, PHILLIP WROTE AN ESSAY EXPLORING AN ETHICAL DILEMMA FROM HIS OWN LIFE AND WON THE FIRST-PLACE AWARD OF $200.
LHS has four PTA State Reflections winners. They are Carol Abriz (Literature), Moira Knopf (Literature), Roselan Ngirasob (Literature)
Tevis Hillis (Dance Choreog.)
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS VICTORIA ZAPATA AND VICTORIA PAIGE. THEY ARE TWO OF THE FOUR GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF THE 2016 COTTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE ESSAY/SPEECH CONTEST. EACH STUDENT WON A WEEKLONG ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO WASHINGTON, DC, IN JUNE AS PART OF THE OKLAHOMA RURAL ELECTRIC WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR. THE THEME WAS “A MESSAGE FOR THE COOPERATIVE MEMBER OF 2035 OR 1940.” AS A RUNNER-UP, JUNIOR SEAN TOLBERT WON A SPOT AT THE COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN DECEMBER IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR SARAH TURNER AND SOP0HOMORE ALYSSA MCLINDEN. THEY WON HONORABLE MENTION IN THE PRESTIGIOUS R. DARRYL FISHER POETRY CONTEST, WHICH IS PART OF THE SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY. SARAH’S POEM WAS TITLED “MEMORIES OF DUST,” AND ALYSSA’S POEM WAS TITLED “NOT MY LAST CHANCE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR CAROL AMBRIZ. SHE TOOK SECOND PLACE IN THE STATE’S POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITON.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR SARAH TURNER. SHE HAS BEEN SELECTED TO ATTEND OKLAHOMA GIRLS’ STATE THIS SUMMER.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR COREY BELL. HE IS THE REGIONAL WINNER IN THE OKLAHOMA LIONS CLUB SPEECH CONTEST AND ADVANCES TO THE STATE COMPETITION IN MAY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR CHRYSTAL FANNIN ROGERS AND SOPHOMORE ABEER SHAHID. THEY ARE THE ELEVENTH- AND TENTH-GRADE WINNERS, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE 2016 OKLAHOMA BAR ASSOCIATION LAW DAY ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME OF THE CONTEST WAS “JUDGES, JURIES & JUSTICE: THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED.” BOTH CHRYSTAL AND ABEER WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY IN THE OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT CEREMONIAL COURTROOM AT THE STATE CAPITOL ON 31 MARCH. AS PART OF THE CEREMONY, CHRYSTAL AND ABEER WILL MEET OKLAHOMA SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN REIF. IN ADDITION TO THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHRYSTAL AND ABEER, JUNIOR JAZMYNE WOODSON TOOK SECOND PLACE IN THE ELEVENTH-GRADE DIVISION; AND JUNIORS MOIRA KNOPF AND AARON MENDELSON WON HONORABLE MENTION. IN THE TENTH-GRADE DIVISION, SOPHOMORE KHERI MARABLE TOOK SECOND PLACE; AND SOPHOMORES THOMAS BISHOP AND DAISY COSSIO WON HONORABLE MENTION.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORES ALYSSA MCLINDEN AND BRITTANIE FLORES AND JUNIOR BEOUNKA JONES. THEY FINISHED FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE 2016 LASILL OPTIMIST CLUB ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “LEAD BY EXAMPLE: REALITY OR FICTION.” EACH OF THE STUDENTS RECEIVED A CASH AWARD.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR AARON MENDELSON. HE HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN LEADERSHIP OKLAHOMA’S YOUTH LEADERSHIP OKLAHOMA CLASS XVI. ONLY 50 EXCEPTIONAL HIGH-SCHOOL JUNIORS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ARE SELECTED FOR THIS PROGRAM, WHICH OCCURS FROM 5 TO 10 JUNE.
Lawton High's Academic All-State Student: Hannah Stanton
Marquelle Graham qualified for state in wrestling
Steve Youmans and Keeyante Woods have been chosen to play in the Oklahoma All State Game.
The Southwest Oklahoma Senior Bowl has chosen 8 Lawton High football players to play in the Senior Bowl. Playing in the senior bowl are Caitlyn Cox, DeQuan Weaver, Teajvon Robinson, Terrell Shaw, Marcheenan Hair, Meordrick Shoemake, Eli Colon, and Marcus Brown.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS VICTORIA ZAPATA AND CAROL AMBRIZ. THEY ARE THE FIRST- AND SECOND-PLACE WINNERS, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE 2016 POETRY OUT LOUD REGIONAL COMPETITION. THEY OUT-PERFORMED STUDENTS FROM MACARTHUR, NORMAN, AND WALTERS HIGH SCHOOLS. THEY NOW ADVANCE TO THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA COMPETITION ON MARCH 5th AT OKLAHOMA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK IN OKLAHOMA CITY
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIORS AMELIA BARR, TIFFANY KIM, AND JESSICA PANTOJA. THEY ARE THE WINNERS IN THE 2016 SOJOURNERS ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “WHICH HISTORICAL AMERICAN DOCUMENT IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU, AND WHY?” THE STUDENTS’ ESSAYS HAVE BEEN FORWARD TO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION. THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL BE HONORED AT A SUPPER AT THE HILTON GARDEN INN ON 3 MARCH, AND THEY WILL RECEIVE CASH AWARDS.
SENIOR HANNA STANTON WON FIRST PLACE FROM THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FOR THE 2016 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “DISCUSS THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’ VOYAGE TO THE NEW WORLD AND CHARLES LINDBERGH’S FIRST SOLO FLIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.” SHE WAS HONORED AT A TEA AT THE MCMAHON FOUNDATION ON 13 FEBRUARY.
SENIOR HANNA STANTON WON THE 2016 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION GOOD CITIZEN CONTEST. SHE WAS HONORED AT A TEA AT THE MCMAHON FOUNDATION ON 13 FEBRUARY.
JUNIORS JACKSON CUZZORT, ABBEY HUSTON, SEAN TOLBERT, AND CAROL AMBRIZ AND SOPHOMORES LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER, MALAYNA DINWIDDIE, DAISY COSSIO, GABRIELA MEDRANO, AND PARKER REECE WERE WINNERS IN THE 2016 DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION JUNIOR AMERICA CITIZEN POETRY CONTEST. THIS YEAR’S THEME WAS “CELEBRATE AMERICA.” JACKSON’S AND LA’DAESHA’ POEMS WERE JUDGED THE BEST, AND THOSE POEMS GO FORWARD TO THE STATE COMPETITION. ALL THE STUDENTS WERE HONORED AT A TEA AT THE MCMAHON FOUNDATION ON 13 FEBRUARY.
Monica Gonzalez has been accepted to OU.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR NIKKI KIRBY. SHE IS THE FIRST-PLACE WINNER [BOTH AT THE LEVEL OF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) POST 1193 AND AT DISTRICT LEVEL] OF THE 2016 VFW “VOICE OF DEMOCRACY” SPEECH CONTEST. THE THEME OF THE SPEECH WAS “MY VISION FOR AMERICA.” TAKING SECOND AT THE POST LEVEL AND THIRD AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL WAS JUNIOR AVRY KECK. TAKING THIRD AT THE POST LEVEL WAS SOPHOMORE LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER. ALL THREE STUDENTS WILL BE HONORED AND RECEIVE CASH AWARDS AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY AT VFW POST 1193 ON SATURDAY, 19 MARCH.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR VICTORIA ZAPATA. SHE IS THE 2016 LAWTON HIGH POETRY OUT LOUD CHAMPION. SHE PERFORMED “TO LIVE WITH A LANDSCAPE” BY CONSTANCE URDANG AND “ULTIMA THULE” BY LINDA BIERDS. COMING IN 2ND THROUGH 5TH WERE, RESPECTIVELY, JUNIOR CAROL AMBRIZ, JUNIOR AMELIA BARR, SOPHOMORE LA’DAESHA DUBOSE-PORTER, AND SENIOR CAITYLN COX. VICTORIA AND CAROL NOW ADVANCE TO THE REGIONAL COMPETITION AT CAMERON UNIVERSITY ON 21 FEBRUARY. TODAY’S LAWTON CONSTITUTION HAD A PICTURE OF SOPHOMORE SARAH SITTENAUER PERFORMING IN THE COMPETITION.
Class 6A West All Stars!
Terrell Shaw---- defensive back
Keeyante Woods- defensive line
Steve Youmans--- offensive line
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORES MALAYNA DINWIDDIE, BRITTANY MEDLEY, AND PHILLIP SHELL. THEY ARE WINNERS IN THE 2016 LAWTON COMMUNITY THEATRE’S ANNE FRANK BIO-POEM CONTEST. EACH OF THE STUDENTS HAS RECEIVED TWO FREE TICKETS TO THE LCT PRODUCTION OF THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, WHICH DEBUTS THIS FRIDAY.
MLK Celebration Jan. 18th, 2016
The video link above highlights LHS students: Corey Bell, Victoria Zapata, Carol Ambriz, Jackson Cuzzort, Malayna Dinwiddie, and Kris Guerrero.
Video courtesy of :Tiffany Martinez Vrska
Lawton Public Schools, Video Production Manager
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR RONNIE RHODES. HE IS THE WINNER OF THE HIGH-SCHOOL DIVISION IN THE 2016 CAMERON CAMPUS MINISTRY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., ESSAY CONTEST. IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING A $300 SCHOLARSHIP, RONNIE WILL RECEIVE A BOOK SIGNED BY THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER, MR. MORRIS DEES, THE RENOWNED CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST WHO CO-FOUNDED THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR TEVIS HILLIS AND TO JUNIORS CAROL AMBRIZ, MOIRA KNOPF, AND ROSELANI NGIRASOB. THEY ARE THE LAWTON HIGH WINNERS IN THE LAWTON PTA COUNCIL’S 2015-2016 “REFLECTIONS” CONTEST. THE THEME WAS “LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY.” TEVIS WON BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME FOR THE DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY CATEGORY. CAROL’S ESSAY WON BEST INTERPREATION OF THEME FOR THE LITERATURE CATEGORY, AND IN THAT SAME CATEGORY MOIRA WON THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND ROSELANI THE AWARD OF MERIT. ALL FOUR COMPETITORS WILL BE HONORED AT AN AWARDS CEREMONY AT COMANCHE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON 13 DECEMBER.
National Hispanic Scholar
Jessica Thompson has been named as a National Hispanic Scholar by College Board.
OMEA All State Choir (grades 10-12)
Thomas Bishop (2nd alternate)
Laekel McHenry made the OCDA All State Choir (grade 9)
Daniel Pae, a 2013 graduate of Lawton High, just was elected to be the Student Body President of the University of Oklahoma.
Way to GO Daniel!
Over forty teams participated in the cow town JROTC drill meet.
Our unarmed drill team led by Cadet Captain Natori Weaver placed third overall in the meet. An incredible accomplishment considering many of the teams who participated in this drill meet also compete at the national level.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SENIOR JESSICA THOMPSON. AS PART OF FORT SILL’S VETERAN’S DAY OBSERVANCE ON 9 NOVEMBER, SHE WAS INVITED TO GIVE HER AWARD-WINNING SPEECH FROM THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS “VOICE OF DEMOCRACY” SPEECH CONTEST. JESSICA WAS PICTURED BY BOTH KSWO-TV ON ITS 9 NOVEMBER EVENING NEWS AND BY THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION IN ITS 10 NOVEMBER EDITION.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHOMORES PHILLIP SHELL AND ABEER SHAHID. THEY WON 2ND AND 3RD PLACE, RESPECTIVELY, IN THE GRADES 9-10 DIVISION OF THE NATIONWIDE OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST. THE THEME WAS TO CONSIDER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY’S COMMENT THAT “SERVICE, HONOR, AND KINDNESS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE AMERICAN STANDARD” AND TO EXPLAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THOSE VALUES TO THE FLOURISHING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE TWO STUDENTS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT A CEREMONY AT THE OKC NATIONAL MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM ON 10 JANUARY.
The Big Red Band from Wolverine Land
West Regional Marching Contest on October 27th where we received an excellent rating.
Lawton Superior Marching Contest was October 28th and we received straight superior ratings, 1st place in 6A, and the Don Phillips award for 1st place overall in the Open Division.
Scholastic Media’s Fall Media Monday on November 2, 2015:
Honorable Mention Advertising............... Teagan Halbrooks
1st Place Ad.......................................... Teagan Halbrooks
2nd Place Single Ad................................ Teagan Halbrooks
2nd Place Caption Writing........................... Abeer Shahid
1st Place Student Life Story........................ Celeste Powell
3rd Place Academic Story............................ Keisha King
Honorable Mention Organization Story... Veronica Silverhorn
1st Place Theme Development & Copy...... Teagan Halbrooks & Ronnie Rhodes
1st Place Spread Copy................................. Ronnie Rhodes
Honorable Mention Graphic Element....... Teagan Halbrooks
1st Place End Sheets.................................... Teagan Halbrooks
1st Place Student Life Spread..................... Ronnie Rhodes
3rd Place Organization Spread................... Parker Reece
2nd Place Sports Spread.............................. Celeste Powell
3rd Place Folios............................................. Teagan Halbrooks
Honorable Mention Theme Development/Design Teagan Halbrooks & Ronnie Rhodes
Honorable Mention Index.......................... LHS Lore Staff
3rd Place Cover First Impression................. Teagan Halbrooks
Editor of the Year....................................... Ronnie Rhodes
Honors Award............................................. 2015 Lore Staff
Paschal (Pass – Quell) Spirit Award........... Lawton High School Yearbook, NewsOnline & Media Production
Emily Bannister spent the summer as a page in the U.S. Senate.
Tevis Hillis and Nicole Kirby were winners in the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Contest
Will Shields, a LHS Class of 1989 graduate, was inducted into the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame.
The National Honor Society inducted (Seniors) Briana Olmos, Ronnie Rhodes; (Juniors) Laurel Bailey, Amelia Barr, Maria Ihasz-Hedenskoog, Aaron Mendelson, Makaela Moore, Nmachi Okere, Sarah Turner, Noah Villagomez; (Sophomores) U’ilania Aipa, Douglas Banister, McKenna Boling, Alyssa Butac, Brittanie Flores, Asante’ Hardin, Grace Hibberts, Brandy Johnson, Shayla Johnson, Matthew Meaders, Tate Michener, Madeline Muse, Matthew Paramore, Desiree Pipes, Dejah Reed, Stevie Repp, Kylie Romeros, Karac Rooney II, Britney Seid, Abeer Shahid, Sarah Sittenauer.
LHS was named to the NFL High School Football Honor Roll by Eddie Hinton, a LHS class of 1965 graduate and member of the Baltimore Colts NFL Super Bowl V Championship team.
Advanced Placement (AP) students were recognized by the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics achievers). Forty-eight students received $6600 for high marks on their AP tests.