Ryan Students recently went back to school. Here are the pics of their first day!
Due to generous donations, the Terral Alumni Association awarded three $2,500 scholarship this year. The scholarship recipients for 2018 are:
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.
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.
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:
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
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
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
Ryan held their annual Academic Banquet on March 13, 2018.
During the ceremonies, Kindergarten teacher Mandy Tomberlin was named as teacher of the year.
Those honored at this year’s Ryan Academic Banquet are as follows:
Keller Adsit – Standard I/Standard II.
Harleigh Loftis – Standard I/Standard II.
Lilah Regehr – Standard I.
Ava Alsup – Standard II.
Foreman Casebolt – Standard II.
Koble Lewis – Standard I/Standard II.
Heather Poage – Standard I/Standard II.
Carsen Rodriguez – Standard II.
Cutler Rollins – Standard II.
Hannah Williams – Standard II.
Braden Bergeron – Standard I/Standard II.
Brooke Keith – Standard II.
Destiny Martinez – Standard II.
Racen Williams – Standard II.
Mason Adsit – Standard I/Standard II.
Libby Carter – Standard I/Standard II.
Landen Alexander – Standard I/Standard II.
Raesh Casebolt – Standard II.
Holland Carter – Standard I/Standard II.
Laken DeBoard – Standard II.
Tate Kimbro – Standard II.
Mackenzie Lewis – Standard II.
Standard I – Student scored above the 85th percentile on a nationally normed test and maintained a 3.4 GPA.
Standard II – Student maintained a 4.00 GPA the preceding two semesters.
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.
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.
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.
Here are pictures from the Ryan Homecoming Parade:
FIRST GRADE- AIDEN ALSUP
SECOND GRADE- GUNN GUNTER
THIRD GRADE – CLIFFORD SELF
FOURTH GRADE – ANNABELLE NWESIGYE & CAMERON MCCAULEY
FIFTH GRADE – AVA ALSUP
SIXTH GRADE – DESTINY MARTINEZ & BRADEN BERGERON
SEVENTH GRADE – LIBBY CARTER (NOT PICTURED)
EIGHTH GRADE – ADAN LOPEZ & ALICEN WILLIAMS
The slate is clean.
While regular season records mean something for district tournament pairings and seeding, every basketball squad in Oklahoma starts the post-season with a 0-0 mark.
That is good news for the roundball squads at Waurika and Ryan as all four teams enter the playoffs with losing records.
Play begins tomorrow night (Friday) in the Class A District Tournament for both Waurika and Ryan.
Both Waurika teams will travel to Ft. Cobb-Broxton to face Ringling, while both Ryan teams will journey to Central High to face Bray-Doyle.
The girls’ tilts will open the tournament at 6:30 p.m. at both sites.
Awaiting the winner of the Waurika-Ringling games will be Ft. Cobb, while Central High will take on the winner of the Ryan and Bray-Doyle matchups.
The championship games will be played Saturday with the girls’ games tipping at 6:30 p.m.
Waurika and Ringling drew a tough assignment for the district tourney.
The only regular season meeting between the two Jefferson County schools was canceled because of the flu.
However, the boys’ team that survives that contest will have to face a legitimate state title contender.
Ft. Cobb-Broxton is 22-3 on the year and the only three losses have been to ranked teams in Class B, Class 2A and Class 5A. The Mustangs have won nine straight contests.
The Mustangs, ranked second in Class A, won the Caddo County Tournament and garnered runner up honors in tournaments at Chattanooga and Anadarko.
Ft. Cobb-Broxton will be well-rested as the Mustangs last played last Saturday against Walters giving them a week to prepare for the winner of Waurika and Ringling.
The Blue Devil boys come into the tournament with an 8-10 mark. They have been inconsistent much of the season, but should be competitive against the Eagles.
Coach Joe Masoner’s Waurika boys have also struggled to find wins in 2018. The Eagles were 4-13 heading into last Tuesday’s game with Grandfield.
Waurika has had three games canceled because of the flu and have only played once since January 23 before last Tuesday.
The Eagles have had turnover troubles most of the season averaging almost 20 miscues a game.
Cache Arellano has been the ringleader for the Eagles averaging over nine points a game and pulling down an average of eight rebounds a game.
Ft. Cobb-Broxton handed Waurika an 81-28 loss in the first round of the Chattanooga Tournament.
The girls’ bracket of the district tourney at Ft. Cobb will be much the same as the boys’ bracket.
The Lady Mustangs will be the overwhelming favorite as they come in ranked 15th in Class A and won the Chattanooga Tournament and were the runner up at the tough Caddo County fray.
Ft. Cobb-Broxton is 15-10 on the year, but only 5-5 in its last 10 games.
Ringling’s girls will come into the tournament with a 9-6 record and have one tournament title to their credit – the St. Jo, Texas Invitational.
The Waurika girls have struggled all year under first-year coach Kalee Baxter and hold a 5-11 record not including Tuesday’s result with Grandfield.
The Lady Eagles have been led most of the season by Madison Roberson. Roberson has averaged 15 points a game and averages about 15 boards a game.
In the district tournament at Central High, none of the boys’ squads will enter the tournament with a winning record – and it isn’t close.
Ryan, with a mark of 5-16, was granted the top seed, but Bray-Doyle chose to match up with the Cowboys in the first round of the tournament.
Central High’s boys started the season 0-10, but earned the consolation title at the Black Diamond Tournament at Rush Springs at the beginning of 2018. The Bronchos are 4-16 on the year.
Bray-Doyle has had a tough year as well as the Cowboys and Bronchos.
The Donkeys will bring a 3-14 record into the tournament.
The Cowboys own a win over the Donkeys just before Christmas, but Bray-Doyle has been playing a bit better as of late.
Coach Judd Matthes’ squad has struggled to score during most of the season.
While a number of Cowboys can contribute points on a given night, Ryan lacks the go-to player that is a consistent scorer.
Skyler Parkhill has been the top point-getter for the Cowboys overall.
Central High drew the top seed in the girls’ bracket and came into the tournament with a 15-8 mark that does not include last Tuesday’s game with Sterling.
The Lady Bronchos won the Minco Invitational and were runner up at the Black Diamond Tournament.
Bray-Doyle’s girls own a two-point win over Ryan in a regular season meeting before Christmas and have a 12-8 mark not including last Tuesday’s contest with Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
The Lady Donkeys won the Maysville Shootout in December, but are only 4-7 since January 1 – not including the game with OSD.
The Cowgirls, under first-year coach Steve Spangler, have compiled a 7-14 record for the season.
It has been a struggle on the offensive end for the Cowgirls most of the season, but Lily York has been the top point-getter for the season especially in the recent part of the schedule.
The Cowgirls will start four sophomores and only one senior. The roster has been limited most of the season due to lack of participation and injuries.
Both the district champion and the district runner up will advance to next week’s regional tournament.