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#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.

Jeep Mayhem Donates Supplies #DiggerForward

On Saturday, Jeep Mayhem--a group of off-road jeep enthusiasts from all over the state of Oklahoma--met for a ride at Robber's Cave State Park.  As part of their meeting, they organized a school supply drive for Wilburton High School teachers.  Lori Long organized the event, and Lisa Baker picked up the donated supplies.  These supplies are greatly appreciated.  Thank you Jeep Mayhem!  #diggerforward