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Trojan Pride Performs at Tournament of Roses Parade

NATIONAL STAGE: The Jenks Trojan Pride performed at the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1. Only 18 bands from across the United States, Guatemala, Japan and Mexico were selected to march in the parade. Please see a related article on page 30.

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School Bond Needed Amid Budget Cuts

By EMILY RAMSEY

On Feb. 9, Jenks school district residents will go to the polls to vote on an $11 million school bond issue.

At the Jenks Chamber of Commerce January luncheon, Jenks Superintendent Dr. Stacey Butterfield gave her State of the Schools address, speaking mainly about the district’s upcoming bond issue, recent and future budget cuts, and student enrollment numbers.

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Trojans Celebrate 4th Straight Championship

By MIKE MOGUIN

You never get tired of winning. Just ask the Jenks Trojans. Especially the senior class of 2016.

The program captured its fourth consecutive state championship after a 35-14 victory over Broken Arrow in the 6A-I title game on Dec. 4 at Chapman Stadium. It also marked a 13th title in 20 seasons, all in the tenure of head coach Allan Trimble, as well as a 16th gold ball overall.

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Assistant Principal Recognized

Jenks High School Assistant Principal David Beiler has been named the 2016 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP).

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Jenks Teachers Receive Grants From Community

By EMILY RAMSEY

Jenks’ Southeast Elementary has received almost $3,500 in teacher grants since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

In September, ImpactTulsa launched an effort to help fund supplies for kindergarten through third grade literacy innovations for Tulsa-area teachers. ImpactTulsa launched the match project with 15 partner school districts through public school funding site donorschoose.org and with matching support of two local foundations, George Kaiser Family Foundation and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

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Rose Parade Bound

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: The Jenks Trojan Pride performs during the 2015-16 marching band season. The Pride has been invited to march in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Auditions were based on musicianship, marching ability, entertainment and special interest value. Only 18 bands from across the United States, Guatemala, Japan and Mexico were selected to march in the parade.

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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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