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Second Annual Waurika Powder Puff Football Game Fundraiser

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Story by Karlee Brinson & Cecilia Wilson

The second annual Powder Puff football band fundraiser was held last Thursday, November 5th at the Cy Sloan Memorial Stadium. The participants were divided into two teams; the Pink Team was made up of Freshman and Juniors girls, and the Blue Team was made up of Sophomore and Senior girls. Eagle football players Cache Dunn, Kevin Garcia, Treyton Torrez, and Isaac Camarillo. 

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The Pink team won 36-0.  Coach Treyton Torrez had no trouble expressing his excitement over their win, saying, “Well, I knew we were going to beat them, and the team played hard. They did their jobs great.  The whole team played awesome and with the help of the great coach Treyton Torrez, we got a big win.” Garcia, who coached for the Blue Team, said, “The game didn’t go as planned.  I hoped we would have scored at least once, but I know they’ll get them next year.”  

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Mackinze Taylor, a sophomore player on the Blue Team, said, “Well I had a blast. Whether my team won or not, I had so much fun playing with the girls. Never thought I’d have a better team. I love all of them and I’m going to miss my seniors next year.”   Freshman player Faith Hill agreed, saying “I think it’s safe to say both teams enjoyed themselves.”

State Power Lifting Champ

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Roger Jessie, Gustavo Gomez, and Kassie Bohot. (submitted photo)

Jessie and Bohot were Gustavo’s power lifting coaches in the Spring of 2020.

He recently received his State Championship Ring.

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