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Monday, September 24, 2018

Ryan Graduates Honored

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 Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (ORRC), located in Stillwater, has completed processing scholarships to Oklahoma farm and rural students who graduated from high school this spring. Of the 248 applications received, 168 scholarships totaling $75,400 were approved to assist students entering college or a technical school in Oklahoma. ORRC began its scholarship program in 1968 and a cumulative total of over $3.7 million has been awarded to students.

Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation is a non-profit corporation established by the federal government in 1934 to assist farmers and rural communities.

The corporation has been self-sustaining since then by investing in loans to assist farmers and ranchers. Profits from these loans have been used for the scholarship program,

 a community development grant program, grants to the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program and other programs to assist farmers, ranchers and rural communities. 

The ORRC is assisted with its scholarship program by the USDA Farm Service and USDA Rural Development Agencies, as well as various participating banks. We at ORRC would like to extend sincere thanks to these agencies for their participation in organizing the collection of applications and distribution of scholarship funds.

Salutatorian Dawson Tomberlin Plans on Future in Occupational Safety

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Dawson is also Salutatorian of this year’s senior class of Ryan High School. 

His plans are to attend Southeastern at Durant and major in Occupational Safety. 

He knew he wanted to go to Durant once he visited the campus. He loves the campus and the community. 

Some of his favorite memories include the times he participated in sports. 

Playing football for his dad (Tony Tomberlin is one of the high school football coaches and Tomberlin is also the Ryan principal). 

Fishing is his favorite hobby. He and Tate have found time to enjoy the sport together. 

He considers fishing a great pastime. 

When he’s not fishing he enjoys lifting weights. 

A few of his accomplishments in High School were FFA, Beta, Co-Salutatorian, Co-MVP of District in Football, selected to 8-man All-Star Game, Southern 8 Conference, All-Star in Basketball.

The subjects he really enjoyed in high school were math and history. 

He enjoyed being a part of the Beta Club and FFA.

Dawson also liked the times he spent working with Coach Mueggenborg. 

Forrest Gump is his favorite movie. 

Rock and hip hop are the styles of music he prefers. 

Dawson is a nice and courteous young man. 

He exudes a quiet subtle confidence that will serve him well in the future. 

It will be interesting to watch his future unfold. We wish him all the good that life has to offer. 

This summer he will be working at the high school. It’s a job he has enjoyed over the past few summers. 

He really looks forward to beginning his college career. 

Valedictorian Tate Kimbro Seeks to Soar in the Aeronautical Industry

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 He loves anything mechanical and working with his hands.

When he is not fishing or hunting, he loves working on the ranch and staying busy.

Tate will be going to SWOSU in Weatherford in  the fall and majoring in Engineering Technology. Perhaps he will be working for Boeing or some aeronautical company. 

Some of his fondest memories comes from time he spent with his friends and playing sports.

One of his favorite memories is the time Joseph Martin passed a basketball across court to J.D. who made the winning basket against Waurika. 

When it comes to hunting, he really enjoys hunting deer. He even has a recipe he got from Tyler Garrett to make a really great deer jerkey. 

His favorite music is heavy metal. 

He loves the movie The Green Mile. He also likes scary movies. 

The only book he really enjoys reading is the Bible. 

His favorite color is powder blue. 

He looks forward to getting started at Weatherford. He wants to show up two weeks in advance so he can go ahead and get to work. He plans on working his way through school. 

Just a few of his accomplishments include Valedictorian, 8-man All-Star, Beta, FFA, Offensive Lineman of the year, NTHS.

His favorite subjects in school include all maths and physics. 

He really loves math. 

Tate is a strapping  young  man who conducts himself as a gentleman. 

His future is bright. It will be neat to see what he does down the road. 

His love of life and ability to converse with others will take him far.  

We wish him all the best!

Salutatorian Cara Williams Love for Children Inspires Dream of Helping the Deaf

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She is Co-Salutatorian of the Ryan Senior Class. 

Cara loves to sing and perform with her guitar. She performed at this year’s graduation. 

She will attend USAO in Chickasha this fall and major in Deaf Education. She loves working with children.

She originally wanted to be an interpreter for the hearing impaired. 

Cara and Mackenzie Lewis will room together at USAO. 

 As long as she is involved in early childhood education she says she will be happy. 

The thought of being an influence on children and helping them grow and learn inspires her. 

She not only wants to connect with her future students she wants to have a positive impact on the parents of her students as well. 

Some of her favorite memories include the times she spent in Spanish class and the discussions they would have. 

Cara took two years of Spanish while attending Ryan. 

Her accomplishments in High School were Beta President; Perfect Attendance; Co-Salutatorian.

She is an avid reader and will read just about anything. 

Her favorite subjects in school was English and literature. 

She loves all kinds of music except for various types of country music. 

Cara is excited about school in the fall and being room mates with Mackenzie. 

She loves to baby sit. She will do that for the rest of the summer. 

Cara has a quiet thoughtful demeanor. 

Her communication skills and ability to connect with others will take her far. 

It will be neat to see the influence she has on future generations. 

May all her dreams come true. 

Valedictorian Mackenzie Lewis Plans for Future in Education

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Her mother, Carol, a second grade teacher at Ryan has served as her inspiration to become an educator. 

Mackenzie will attend USAO in Chickasha this fall and begin her journey towards a degree in Elementary Education.

There are many things she enjoyed while attending Ryan, but what she loved the most was sports. 

She participated in basketball, softball, and track.

 One of this year’s Salutatorians—Cara Williams, will be rooming with Mackenzie at USAO. 

Another one of her favorite memories from growing up in Ryan is that she had her mom as her teacher. 

She’s a quiet, unassuming, thoughtful person with a constant smile.

When she is not deeply involved in reading a book of science fiction, she enjoys drawing (she drew the artwork for her mother’s Christmas card this past year). 

She also enjoys playing basketball, listening to rock music, and binge watching shows on Netflix. 

One of her favorite subjects in school was history. 

Although she doesn’t admit it, she is also a very good writer. 

Her favorite color is purple.

Just a few her accomplishments in high school are as follows: Beta, Co-Valedictorian, Southern 8 conference All- Star in Basketball, Southern 8 All-Conference Fastpitch softball, VYPE top 100 Oklahoma Basketball Players.

When she graduates from USAO she says she would be willing to teach in Ryan if her mother is still there.

Over all she has a positive attitude and friendliness that will take her far in life.  

We look forward to seeing where her hard work takes her. 

We wish her only the best in her future endeavors. 

Terral Alumni Association Honors Students

Due to generous donations, the Terral Alumni Association awarded three $2,500 scholarship this year.  The scholarship recipients for 2018 are:

Jessica Williams

Emily Morales

Randi Linton.

In addition, Mason Martin received the first Don Johnson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.  Mason will be a Senior at Oklahoma State University in the fall, majoring in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communication – dual degree.  

Mason Martin

Donald Wayne Johnson (January 1, 1929 – December 1, 2016) was a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was born in Duncan, attended school at Terral, and was a 1947 graduate of Bowie High School in Bowie, TX.  This scholarship was established by his daughter, Anda Johnson, of Baton Rouge.

Donald Wayne Johnson

Waurika and Ryan Baccalaureate Pictures

(l-r) Samantha Horner, Riley Hobbs, Scotty Showalter, Devin Dobbs, Reagan McKelroy, JJ Skinner, Seth Cathey, Emmy Jones, Tyler Grant, Dalee Barrick, Brooklyn Sampley, Katelyn Lindsey, Kamie Gilmore, Braden Woods, and Derick Scott Photo by Curtis Plant
(front row left to right) RIVER WILLIAMS, ABBIE BOLIN, MACKENZIE LEWIS, RANDI LINTON, ASHLEY BURDEN, MORGAN MCGHGHY.
middle row: ANTHONY MUNOZ, CARA WILLIAMS, MICHAEL GORE, TEDDY BROWN, JAMES ELLSBURY, CASSIDY CHARMASSON, DAWSON TOMBERLIN, KAYLYN SELF.
back row: JOSEPH MARTIN, KRIS BRINK, JESSE HELLOMS, CAMRON VILLARREAL, WESLEY CLARK, TATE KIMBRO, TY GARRETT Photo by Sheree Hanson.
Tate Kimbro – Photo by Sheree Hanson.
Dalee Barrick Photo by Curtis Plant
Teddy Brown and Pastor Mghy Photo by Sheree Hanson
Reagan McKelroy
Photo by Curtis Plant
Ricky Phillips
Photo by Sheree Hanson
Michael Bryant and Riley Hobbs
Photo by Curtis Plant
Emily Waid
Photo by Curtis Plant

Kindergarten Graduation 2018 for Waurika & Ryan

Waurika and Ryan have both held graduation ceremonies for their Kindergarten classes.

This is just the beginning for these future leaders in Jefferson County.

The graduation edition for the High School Seniors will be out at the end of this month in the May 31st edition.

Top Row: Jayden Acebo, Makenzie Elliott, Elijah Foster, Bradli Allen, Benny Franco, Sadie Bayless, Asher Garison, Turner Graham, Bella Gutierrez, Kaitlyn Cast, Marley Herrera, Harlan Combs, Dominic Killgore, Maddex Denny, Hukston Krautlarger, Jackson Edwards
Bottom Row: Libby Langford, Johnny Lindsey, Rodger Moss, Lilly Poage, Stony Sellers, Cassidy Shea, Jaxon Torrez, Jesse Vega, Lilly White, Maci Wilkerson

 

Ryan Kindergarten Class
Left to Right:
LILY ADCOCK, CRUZ CHAPMAN, JODEE CHARMASSON, HUNTER LOFTIS, ISLA MARTIN, TINZLEE PARKEY, JAKE REAGAN, CASON ROLLINS, SIMON ROLL, JAIME SALINAS, TEMPER SPANGLER, PAYTON WILLIAMSON.
Not pictured is Joey Aycoth

Waurika and Ryan FCCLA Banquets

Waurika and Ryan recently held their annual FCCLA Banquets.

Waurika FCCLA Banquet

The Annual FCCLA Awards Banquet was held on April 17.  This year’s banquet theme was “It’s a Shore Thing” and followed a nautical theme.  Tables were decorated with a variety of nautical items, a lighthouse mural and nautical flags were hung, and a “Seas the Day” bulletin board completed the scene. Following a meal with fish donated by Bill’s Catfish, members and their guests enjoyed a slide show which highlighted activities carried out by FCCLA this year.  Adviser Suzy Bruner presented awards to members and Senior Brooklyn Sampley presented the FCCLA “Salutes” Award to Principal Nat Lunn as a show of thanks for the support he has shown the group.

 Awards were given to:

2017-18 Officers  

Pres. – Nicole Burton

VP of Service-Hope Cummings

VP of Fundraising-Brooklyn Sampley

Treasurer- Brooklyn Barnes

Sec. – Braden Woods

Reporter – Hannah Owens

Historian – Gabi Torrez

 

FCCLA Competitive Events 

Mallory Adkins – Creed Speaking, 2nd place district

Kaytlyn Williams – New member Facts Test, 2nd place district

Hope Cummings and Brooklyn Barnes – Illustrated Talk over “Mean Girls”, 2nd place district

Brooklyn Sampley – Focus on Children over nutrition, 3rd place regionals

 

Top Salesman, Tom Watt

1st year member Trinity Barnes sold $306.50. 

 

Top Salesman, Cookie Dough

Jr. Hayden Brown sold $208.  

 

Top Five Members

The Top Five Member award is decided by the participation points that are kept throughout the year.  

Mallory Adkins – 1st yr member

Trinity Barnes-1st yr member

Landry Forsyth – 1st year member

Grace Hill -1st yr member

Kaytlyn Williams – 1st year member

 

 Service Award

The FCCLA Service Award is presented to a member who has earned more points by participating in service projects than any other member.  

8th grader Kaytlyn Williams

Senior Recognition  

Kamie Gilmore (1st yr member)

Reagan McKelroy (1st yr member)

Brooklyn Sampley (3rd yr member)

Braden Woods (5 yr member)

Ryan FCCLA Banquet

Ryan elected their new officers for 2018-2019: Laken DeBoard, Holland Carter, Haley Poage, Keylee Switzer, Juliett Spangler, Tawny Vanover, Lilly York, and Emilee Martin

They also recognized fundraisers top sellers: Haley Poage, Emilee Lowry, & Liberti Sewell

2018-2019 officers: Laken DeBoard, Holland Carter, Haley Poage, Keylee Switzer, Juliett Spangler, Tawny Vanover, Lilly York, and Emilee Martin
Photo by Sheree Hanson
top sellers: Haley Poage, Emilee Lowry, & Liberti Sewell
Photo by Sheree Hanson
Senior Morgan McGhgy
Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan Students Celebrate Beta Club Banquet

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Ryan Beta Club Members Photo by Sheree Hanson

Ryan students recently held their annual Beta Club banquet. 

During the ceremony new members were inducted, and others, including seniors were recognized. 

This year’s Oklahoma State Beta Convention Winners are as follows:

Tawny Vanover – Runner-up American History

Daneil Alsup – Winner Math

Laken DeBoard – Runner Up Agriculture. 

(l-r) Ryan Senior Beta Club members:
Cara Williams, Randi Linton, Mckenzie Lewis, Michael Gore, Dawson Tomberlin,
and Tate Kimbro
Photo by Sheree Hanson
New Beta Club members in no particular order:
Samantha Good, Ebony Marquez, Daniel Alsup, Emerald Chazaretta, Emilee Lowry, Tawny Vanover, Brooklyn Charmasson, Lily York, Madison Rhoades, Kodi Duke, Grayson Tomberlin, Juliet Spangler
Photo by Sheree Hanson
Ryan Beta Club Members
Photo by Sheree Hanson

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