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Drake Vannoy Brings State Championship to Jenks

In his first year at Jenks, Drake Vannoy has won a state championship.

The sophomore move-in was victorious in a 5-3 decision against Sand Springs’ Kaleb Tabor in the 152-pound title bout of the Class 6A state wrestling meet Feb. 24 in Oklahoma City.

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Jenks Students Named Academic All-State Winners

Jenks High School seniors Lanie McKinney and Ryan Zhu have been named 2018 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (OFE) Academic All-State winners. They are two of 100 winners, selected from 536 nominations throughout Oklahoma.
McKinney holds a 4.5 cumulative GPA. She received the State Superintendent’s Award for Arts Excellence and is a National Merit Semifinalist and was recognized as the October Senior of the Month for her academic and leadership achievements.
She is a founding member of the Lady Trojan Lacrosse team, All-Star member in 2016 and 2017, a math tutor at Mathnasium, served as the Choir Council Treasurer for 2017-2018, and has served as Class Treasurer for her sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Zhu’s cumulative GPA is 4.37. He is a National Merit Semifinalist, a Project Lead The Way graduate, and a Distinguished AP Scholar, and he is a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

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Jenks High School Premieres ‘Hunchback’


In March, the Jenks Vocal Music Program brought a new kind of theater to Jenks when it presented The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center.

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Jenks Students Win C-SPAN Awards

Seven students were recently recognized as winners in C-SPAN’s national 2018 StudentCam competition. C-SPAN annually invites middle and high school students to produce short documentaries about a subject of national importance. This year’s theme was, “The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

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Jenks Names District Teacher of the Year


Jenks Public Schools’ District Teacher of the Year Amy Greenhaw has seen firsthand the truth that one teacher can make a difference.

Greenhaw, a speech pathologist, teaches Special Education English at Jenks High School. She and her husband have two daughters who are both Jenks graduates.

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Jenks Swimmers Hope for Championship Repeat


Jenks hopes to repeat as Class 6A state champions at the state swimming meet in mid-February.

However, the second-ranked Trojans will face a challenge because the meet will be in Edmond rather than their home at the Jenks Aquatic Center, where they won it last year.  

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Jenks Grad Receives Scholarship

Jenks graduate and Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) freshman Hannah Nealis was recently named the Leo Canaday Memorial Scholarship recipient for the 2017-2018 school year.

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‘Hunchback’ Comes to Jenks

The Jenks Vocal Music Program will bring a new kind of theater to Jenks when it presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame March 1-4 at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center.

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NSU Honors Students

Northeastern State University recently announced the students named to its President’s and Dean’s honor rolls.

To be included on the President’s Honor Roll, students must have held a 4.0 grade point average for the fall 2017 semester.

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