Wilburton Academic Team

The Wilburton Varsity Academic Team placed second overall at the Stigler Brain Bowl on Saturday, January 6. This is the team’s best performance ever at the annual Brain Bowl. The competition hosted 29 teams, both varsity and junior varsity. The schools attended ranged in size from Class A to 4A and included both public and private schools.

The morning games consist of pool play. Wilburton varsity was undefeated during this session of games. They defeated Chelsea, Morris JV, Caney Valley, and Holdenville. These wins guaranteed the team a spot in the afternoon competition. The team’s average score per came was 220 points. They were seated fourth. They defeated Preston in the first round with a score of 290 to 260. They surprisingly defeated Tulsa Regent’s Prep in their second game 210 to 180. Finally, they were defeated by Anadarko in a very close game with a final score of 220 to 230. Overall, the team had a very impressive day.
The varsity team members include, Captain, Gilles, Devon and Journey, LeeAnn, Andrew and James. James was the teams’s high scorer with 560 points in 7 games, an average of 40 points a quarter. James was also named to the All-Tournament team, recognition for the eight high scorers of the morning pool play. James was the second highest scorer overall with an average of 35 points a quarter. He also made the All-Tournament Team in last year’s 2017 Stigler Brain Bowl. James was outscored by Tyson from Plainview, who averaged 41 points per quarter in the morning’s pool play.

The Junior Varsity academic team also competed at the Stigler Brain Bowl. Team members include Stage, Gavin, Kristy, Nikkol, Morgan, LaShan, and Morgan. The JV won two games during pool play against Colcord and Colcord JV. They lost to Preston, Vanoss, and Riverfield. They were not able to advance to the afternoon tournament. The JV’s high scorer was Stage with almost 25 points a quarter.

The teams are coached by Aaron Milligan and Lisa Baker.

VFW Voice of Democracy

WHS student Jordan placed third in the Veterans of Foreign Wars District Three Voice of Democracy competition. She had previously won first place in the local competition for Wilburton’s VFW Post 3649. This allowed her to advance to district competition. Unfortunately, only first and second place advance out of districts and on to state competition.

Jordan’s older brother Greg currently serves in the military and was her inspiration to write her speech. In her speech, Jordan states her hope for the future is to see unity through military, community, and leaders.

#DiggerForward

#DiggerForward Sergeant First Class (E7) Charles E. Baker drove two hours to see his step-daughter Ambrosia honored by our local VFW for her second place Voice of Democracy speech.

Sergeant First Class Baker was featured throughout Ambrosia's essay. She writes, "I can see hope in the world thanks to my step-dad being in the military. He has seen some of the worst things the world offers, yet he came home each time and took care of his family."

Voice of Democracy Winners

On Thursday, November 16, our local VFW chapter honored the winners of the Voice of Democracy. Jordan earned first place for her essay. Ambrosia won second place for her essay. The theme for this year was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” The young women each wrote an essay and then recorded the essay for submission. Both young women’s pieces will advance to district competition.

Jordan and Ambrosia are both students of Lisa Baker.

WMS Patriot Pen 1st and 2nd

Wilburton Middle School eighth grade students Rylee and Hailey were recognized by our local VFW chapter for their participation in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition. 

 

Rylee was awarded first place, and Hailey was awarded second.  Both girls’ essays will be submitted for District competition.  The theme for this year’s contest was “America’s Gift to My Generation.”  Natalie Stacy is the young women’s English teacher and helped them with their contest submissions.  Mrs. Stacy was recognized as the VFW’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.

All-State Honor Choir Results!

Congratulations to Hannah, Allena, Morgan, and Emma! These young women have been named All-State vocalists and have been selected to perform in a prestigious Honor Choir in January of 2018. Hannah and Allena auditioned on November 11th at the University of Central Oklahoma for the OkMEA All-State Honor Choir against hundreds of other students. There are only 50 women chosen in the state and both were selected to perform in the OkMEA All-State Treble Choir. Morgan and Emma auditioned on November 14th at Rose State College for the OCDA All-State Honor Choir against hundreds of other students.

Morgan was selected to perform in the OCDA All-State Treble Choir and Emma was selected to perform in the OCDA All-State Mixed Choir. This is a tremendous achievement and all four ladies are making HISTORY here at Wilburton!

This is the first time there have been four ALL-STATERS for vocal music from Wilburton. These four young women also make WHS and WMS history by being the 2nd,3rd,4th,and 5th girls to ever make it from Wilburton. (Jacalyn Hulsey being the first female vocalist in 2012.)

Emma made history by being the FIRST female vocalist to be chosen as an 8th grader! Awesome Job LADIES! Keep up the excellent work!

WHS Academic Team Regional Champions!

On Saturday, November 11, the Wilburton High School Academic Team earned the title of Regional Champions.  They defeated Talihina with a score of 320 to 100 in their first game.  They defeated Howe 230 to 170 in their second game.  In the final game, they defeated Warner 200 to 190.  (Click for more info)

Wilburton High School Graduate Jesse Morrow Inducted into University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame

Jesse Morrow, 1982 Wilburton High School graduate, along with other members
of the TU 1982 team, was inducted into The University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of
Fame on Friday, September 29, 2017.

The 1982 TULSA FOOTBALL TEAM, still considered one of the top teams in school history, became just the fourth team in school history to post 10 victories. The Hurricane posted a 10-1 record with wins over Air Force, Oklahoma State and Kansas, with the only loss coming on the
road at the hands of #13-ranked Arkansas. Tulsa won a third-straight Missouri Valley Conference title with a 6-0 league record.
     
After a stellar athletic career at WHS, Jesse signed a football scholarship with the
University of Tulsa and became a mainstay in the defensive backfield during his
TU career.


The inductees were also recognized at halftime of the Tulsa-Navy football game on
Saturday, Sept. 30.