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Union Recognizes Outstanding 2016-2017 Seniors

Faith Nichols and Peter Wetherbee are Union High School’s 2016-2017 Seniors of the Year.

Nichols, who has attended Union since pre-kindergarten, is the daughter of Ky and Theresa Nichols of Broken Arrow. She served as Student Council President and liaison officer for the Rotary Club and participated in Student Leadership, the Youth Philanthropy Initiative and the High School Legacy Committee. Her honors include the Academic/Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, “Most Creative” on Student Council leadership and Top 10 Miss Union Royalty. Nichols is a 2017 salutatorian, ranking in the upper two percent of her class as determined by weighted grade point average. She also won the University of Tulsa Presidential Scholarship, which is the most prestigious academic merit award given by the university. She plans to study business marketing and political science at TU.

Peter Wetherbee is the son of Angela Davis and Brian Wetherbee of Tulsa. He was the brass executive leader, trumpet section leader and band volunteer coordinator in Union Bands and attended All-District and All-State for trumpet. Wetherbee also participated in Model United Nations, Student Council, and National Honor Society and was an officer in Interact Club. He was named Mr. Union, recognized as the highest High School honor. He was also named Mr. Union Royalty as a junior and was recognized as Student of the Month in the eighth, ninth and 12th grades. He was voted by his fellow students as “Most Likely to Brighten your Day.” Wetherbee is a 2017 valedictorian, ranking in the upper one percent of his class as determined by weighted grade point average. He plans to attend Southern Methodist University and major in management and public policy.

March Seniors
Alyssa Brewer is the granddaughter of Dan and Shelly Gamble of Broken Arrow. Brewer participated in Union Wind Ensemble and Union Renegade Regiment and has won multiple awards for her musical talent. She plans to attend the University of Tulsa on a Vision Scholarship and major in psychology.

Willie Steele is the son of Shameeka Steele of Broken Arrow and Willie Steele, Sr., of Tulsa. Steele participated in and served as deputy in a mock trial for the Union Business Professionals Club and has served in programs that support autism awareness. He is also a member of Fellowship Bible Church. Steele hopes to become a police officer.

April Seniors
Brenna Posey is the daughter of Todd and Nancy Posey of Tulsa. Posey has served in Varsity Pom, National Honor Society, Union Athletic leadership, and the Asbury United Methodist Church youth group, and she teaches dance. She has received honors as Student Council Representative of the Month, was nominated for Miss Union, and was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. She plans to study psychology at the University of Oklahoma.

Ethan Chargois is the son of John and Pam Chargois of Broken Arrow. Chargois is a basketball player and was named Union’s 2016-2017 Player of the Year. His accolades include a McDonald’s All-American Nominee, Channel 8 Elite 8 finalist, Basketball All-Stater, Tulsa World All-World Finalist, Faith 7 Basketball Game participant, and a Frontier Conference Academic Award recipient. He attends Church on the Move and plans to attend Southern Methodist University on a scholarship.

May Seniors
Stephanie Royer is the daughter of Christopher and Grace Royer of Tulsa. Royer was named a distinguished finalist for 2017 Oklahoma Volunteer of the Year and earned a Governor’s Commendation. Royer is the founder of Music & Me, a nonprofit that allows her to share her passion for playing classical instruments with more than 2,000 students. Royer was also named a National Merit Finalist and Academic All-State scholar and received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

She served as president of the Tulsa Union Medical Society, president of Mu Alpha Theta, and was a member of the Union Girls’ Golf Team. She received a $1,000 scholarship from the Elks Lodge and was named a semifinalist in the 2016-2017 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. She is a 2017 valedictorian. She plans to pursue pre-med studies, majoring in either neuroscience or biochemistry. She has been accepted into Yale University and the University of Texas at Dallas.

Connor Prag is the son of Becky Prag of Tulsa. Prag has participated in Union Band, track and cross country, National Honor Society, and Tulsa Youth Symphony. He has received Eagle Scout rank, attended All-State in Wood Symphony, was named to the Athletic Honor Roll, and served on the Honor Band. He plans to major in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University.

Updated 06-01-2017

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