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Senior Profile: Home Cummings

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How do you feel about your last year?

I feel pretty good! I’m just glad we are almost done with our first nine weeks and we are still in school.

What Activities/Organizations have you participated in? 

I am an officer in FCCLA, Beta, Student Council, and NHS. I play softball, cheer, run cross country, and play in Band.

What are your plans for the future? 

I plan to attend college and complete my nursing home career and go on to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Favorite memory at WHS? 

I have a lot of WHS but my favorite would have to be the late nights our class would stay at school decorating hallways and making Sonic trips. 

What teacher or class has best prepared you? 

I attend Red River Technology school and those teachers have best prepared me for what college is going to be like. The other teacher that has best prepared me would have to be my mom; she has always told me straight forward “life is not easy.” 

Give advice to an underclassman?:

 Don’t let anyone bring you down. If you want to do something don’t let someone try and talk you out of it.

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my mom. She has been to every game, banquet, and anything else I could think of. She has been my rock. Also I would like to thank Brooklyn for always being by my side and cheering me on. 

What fears do you have about leaving? 

I fear I will miss my friends more than I think I will. I don’t do very well when it comes to change, especially moving out and being on my own.

What are you going to miss most about being at WHS?

 I’m going to miss being around all of my friends who I’ve grown up with. I’m going to miss eating lunch with my mom everyday.

What lessons have you learned from previous classes (class of 2020, etc)?

 I have learned to enjoy the time spent in class with friends. Even though we all dislike work we will miss it one day.

What event did/do you most look forward to this year?

 The event I look forward to the most this year is when I finally get an acceptance letter back from college.

Do you have any regrets? 

I do not have any regrets. I have enjoyed my high school years.

Senior Profile: Kaci Reynolds

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How do you feel about your last year?

 I feel as if I am nervous and scared.

What Activities/Organizations have you participated in? 

I have participated in track, cheer, cross country, basketball, softball, and yearbook.

What are your plans for the future? 

I want to attend college and get my masters in psychology.

Favorite memory at WHS? 

Honestly, I don’t have a favorite, they are all so good.

What teacher or class has best prepared you? 

The class that best prepared me was English, because it helped prepare me for college the most.

Give advice to an underclassman?:

 “Realize that everyone is growing and changing and starting new chapters in their life; this is new for everyone, so in the meantime take chances, laugh at yourself, and most importantly enjoy now.”

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my Mimi. She was my go-to all throughout high school, and I will forever be thankful.

What fears do you have about leaving? 

My one big fear is leaving my hometown. I don’t like change.

What are you going to miss most about being at WHS?

 I am going to miss everything about WHS.

What lessons have you learned from previous classes (class of 2020, etc)?

 I have learned a lot, I promise, but it all goes in one ear and out the other.

What event did/do you most look forward to this year?

 I look forward to all football games, and I pray everyday we at least get a few games.

Do you have any regrets? 

Not taking the ACT early enough!

Waurika Homecoming Business Door and Window Decorating Contest

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The Waurika Student Council is once again asking businesses to show their support for the Waurika Eagles by joining us in our Homecoming celebration!  This year, the Homecoming theme is “Homecoming 2020:  History in the Making!”  We are asking businesses to decorate their storefronts/doors with a focus on a historic time/event or a historic figure.   Doors will be judged, and the winning business will receive the traveling Spirit Trophy to display for the year.  Please show your Eagle Spirit and join the fun!    

Homecoming is Friday, October 2nd.  We are playing the Canton Tigers.

Waurika FCCLA Offices Ready for School Year

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Getting ready for a productive fall are the 2020-21 Waurika FCCLA officers. Serving this year are (back row) Trinity Barnes, Treasurer, Brooklyn Barnes, Vice President of STAR Events, Hannah Lamons, Reporter, Landry Forsyth, Vice President of Community Service, Kaitlyn Williams, Vice President of Public Relations, Grace Hill, Secretary, (front row) Hope Cummings, President and Mallory Adkins, Vice President of Fundraising.

Waurika Softball Senior Night

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Photo by Karlee Brinson

Waurika Softball Seniors were recognized prior to the game this past week:

(l-r) Hope Cummings 

with her mother Paige Cummings,

Brooklyn Barnes and her parents – Ashley and Chris Bayless,

Landry Forsyth and her mother Tonya Forsyth.

Senior Profile: Savana Ritter

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How do you feel about your last year?

I’m sad that it’s almost over, but excited for the future.

What Activities/Organizations have you participated in? 

XC, Track, Basketball.

What are your plans for the future? 

Go to college, be successful.

Favorite memory at WHS? 

My favorite memory is going to track.

What teacher or class has best prepared you? 

Coach Jessie, because it’s a lot of hard work.

Give advice to an underclassman?:

Don’t take things too seriously.

Who would you like to thank?

My family and friends. 

What fears do you have about leaving? 

Not making someone of myself.

What are you going to miss most about being at WHS?

Being around my friends and teachers.

What lessons have you learned from previous classes (class of 2020, etc)?

Avoid drama.

What event did/do you most look forward to this year?

I’m most looking forward to senior prom.

Do you have any regrets? 

Not trying to make friends until this year.

Senior Profile: Brooklyn Barnes

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How do you feel about your last year?

I’m excited for my last year, but nervous at the same time.

What Activities/Organizations have you participated in? 

I’m involved with cheer, softball, band, cross country, student council, and FCCLA.

What are your plans for the future? 

My plans for the future are to go to college and become a 2nd grade teacher, get married and start a family.

Favorite memory at WHS? 

My favorite memory at WHS is cheering at the football games with my best friend Hope.

What teacher or class has best prepared you? 

Mrs.Hodges was the teacher who best prepared me. She’s always pushed me to try my best. She also let me color a few times.

Give advice to an underclassman?:

My advice to underclassmen is to not care what people think. Follow God’s plan, be humble and kind, Always smile.

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my family, especially my mom for always trying. I want to thank Hope and her mom. I also want to thank everyone who’s believed in me. I would like to thank all my classmates for the laughs and the great memories 

What fears do you have about leaving? 

My fears for leaving high school are failing and leaving my classmates.

What are you going to miss most about being at WHS?

I’m going to miss everything. The people, the school itself. I’ll miss everybody knowing everybody.

What lessons have you learned from previous classes (class of 2020, etc)?

Class of 2019 taught me friendship.

What event did/do you most look forward to this year?

I’m looking forward to our senior trip. It will live up to my expectations as long as I get to spend time and more memories with my classmates.

Do you have any regrets? 

My regrets are not getting out more to spend time with family or friends.

Beautiful Day Comes to Waurika

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Beautiful Day Birthday Program is coming to Waurika! The birthday program is scheduled to start in September 2020. 

Beautiful Day Foundation was founded by Leah Miller and Michele Johnson in Duncan, Oklahoma. Beautiful Day’s original mission began with a simple statement to elementary school age kids: “The day you were born was a BEAUTIFUL DAY. Your life and existence is worthy of being celebrated.” Beautiful Day Foundation is passionate about telling children this important message. They want kids to know that they are seen and loved by the community they call home. 

 Each month, Beautiful Day volunteers from the local community show up to celebrate children with birthdays in that month. They sit with them and get to know them. Volunteers ask questions about what they want to be when they grow up, encourage students and let them know, “The day you were born was a beautiful day!” Each local chapter fundraises within the community and recruits volunteers to help create these truly special events.

The Beautiful Day Waurika chapter is run by Lindsey Forst and Elizabeth Scott. Beautiful Day Foundation currently has chapters in schools throughout the state of Oklahoma.  To learn more about Beautiful Day, make a donation or sign up to volunteer, please visit their website: beautifuldayfoundation.net.”

For more information contact:

Lindsey Forst 405-503-3066

Elizabeth Scott 580-512-7967

Senior Profile: Cache Dunn

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How do you feel about your last year?

I’m not ready for it to be over.

What Activities/Organizations have you participated in? 

Cross Country, Basketball, Track

What are your plans for the future? 

I want to run track in college.

Favorite memory at WHS? 

Being state runner-up in track.

What teacher or class has best prepared you? 

Mrs. Allen’s class.

Give advice to an underclassman?:

Don’t grow up, be a kid for as long as you can.

Who would you like to thank?

Coach Masoner and my family

What fears do you have about leaving? 

Becoming an adult.

What are you going to miss most about being at WHS?

My friends

What lessons have you learned from previous classes (class of 2020, etc)?

Cherish every moment because it goes by fast

What event did/do you most look forward to this year?

I’m most excited for the 800m dash.

Do you have any regrets? 

Not taking running seriously from a younger age.

New Elementary Principal Ready for New Year

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 Waurika’s New Elementary Principal, Meaghan Johnson, is excited and ready for the upcoming school year. 

The Central native enjoys the close knit family atmosphere of Waurika’s rural setting because it reminds her of her own upbringing. Johnson was born, raised and educated in Central. It’s the place she calls home till this day. 

After graduating from Central High School, Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cameron University, then later went back and acquired her Master’s degree in Education Administration.

Johnson served 7 years as a teacher at Central. She only left to serve in Lawton as an Elementary principal to gain experience as an administrator. Her heart’s desire has always and continues to be able to serve in a rural school setting. 

After leaving Lawton, Johnson spent a year teaching for Epic. She believes this experience will serve her well in the upcoming years because of the experience she gained while teaching in a virtual environment. 

She enjoys being an advocate for her students and teachers. She longs to give her teachers the tools they need to better educate students. 

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family. She and her husband Aron have a plumbing company and raise cattle. When the opportunity arrises, they like to go camping as a family. The Johnsons have three children, Brock – 13, Jake – 8, Hank – 4 years old. 

We welcome Principal Meaghan Johnson to the community.