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Jenks Graduate Kaitlyn Faust Helps OU Canoe Team to Win Competition

Kaitlyn Faust, a Jenks native, can raise her paddle in victory after winning first place in the regional engineering design, knowledge and stamina competition with 19 concrete canoe teammates from the University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering. The Mid-Continent Regional Competition was held at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale through the American Society of Civil Engineers’ collegiate chapters. 

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Jenks Pom Homecoming Fashion Show is Sept. 11

With another successful year, Jenks Pom puts on their 20th Annual Pom Homecoming Fashion Show. This year’s theme is “Under the Stars.” This starry night event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jenks High School Performing Arts Center. 

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Coaching Changes Making the News

The Jenks Trojans will embark upon a new era beginning next year as new football and swimming coaches will take over the school’s respective programs.

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Jenks Graduate Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn

A Tulsa native and 2002 Jenks High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander, Task Force 70.

Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Heidingsfelder is a gunner’s mate serving with, Commander, Task Force 70, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

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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 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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