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Twenty Jenks Seniors Named Semifinalists

Twenty Jenks High School seniors have been named Nation Merit Semifinalists. They are Riley Bick, Coleman Bourke, Thatcher Chonka, Christopher Cleveland, Julie Davies, Cyle Famuliner, Drew Harris, Chapman Howard, Hannah Ledford, Heaven Monet, Robert Moore, Katy Ragosta, Dina Schupack, Megan Stephani, Trey Sullivent, Allison Vincent, Natalie Wilkinson, Austin Wyant, Nancy Zhang and Sylvia Zhu.

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Jenks Graduates Named All-State Scholars

Jennifer Burleson is a National Merit Commended Student and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. An accomplished cellist, she is a four-year member of the Tulsa Youth Symphony and has twice been selected for the Oklahoma Arts Institute Orchestra. She is a three-time participant in the OK Mozart Music Festival and has competed in regional and state music contests. She has also been active in Student Council and her church youth group. Burleson plans to major in mathematics at the University of Tulsa.

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Education Advocates

JENKS REPRESENTATIVE: State representative Glen Mulready, left, met with Tulsa Community College students Samira Ali and Eddie Puckett in Oklahoma City to talk about funding for higher education in Oklahoma. Ali, a chemistry major, and Puckett, an enterprise development major, delivered the #investinme and #investinhighered message on behalf of the nearly 28,000 TCC students. Mulready represents parts of Tulsa and Creek County including Glenpool, Jenks, Sand Springs and Sapulpa.

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Cross country athletes signed letters of intent on April 15. Jacob Janzen, who signed with Oklahoma Baptist University, surprised Rachel Buker, who signed with the University of Central Oklahoma, with an invitation to prom.

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Jenks West Supports Heart Assoc.

In February, Jenks West Elementary hosted its annual Jump Rope For Heart event, raising more than $44,000 and ranking first in Oklahoma and seventh in the nation. Donations raised benefit the American Heart Association (AHA) to fund lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and education programs. Since Jenks West began its involvement in Jump Rope for Heart, the school has raised $243,950.

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Student Earns Scholarship

Forrest Hull, of Jenks High School, has been named a 2015 Young Entrepreneur Foundation Award winner. Hull will receive the $1,000 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/Harold Cogman Young Entrepreneur Award, a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.

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School Bond Vote: Feb. 10

On Feb. 10, Jenks residents will go to the polls regarding Jenks Public Schools’ 2015 bond proposal of $120,400,000.

“The passage of the bond issue will allow the district to continue the excellence for which Jenks Public Schools is known,” says school Superintendent Stacey Butterfield. “The support of patrons allows continued focus on integrating technology into instruction, safety of students, staff and visitors, and much needed classroom space at the elementary level.”

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Trojan Pride Marches to Greater Success


Scott Hillock, director of bands for Jenks Trojan Pride, estimates that it was about five years ago that students and school staff mutually decided to improve its marching band.

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Jenks Student Learns from Star

Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony and Emmy Award winning singer and actress, shared her years of experience and expertise with area high school and college fine arts students.

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