At the 20th Annual Celebration of Academic Awards, the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation (BEEF) was honored to award $114,500 in scholarships to 38 of Bixby’s seniors. Congratulations to all of the recipients: Kayla Adams, Taylor Argabright, Avery Bernazard, Abigail Besmer, Ella Bevins, Sydney Bush, Gentry Cantrell, Lily Cherry, Caitlin Claxton, Jacob Close, Maximus DeVore, Justin Gilliam, Anja Gudmundsson, Gabriel Holley, Claire Hudson, Sarah Jackson, Ariana Johnson, Noah Jones, Sydney Jumper, Addyson Lane, Hadley Long, Aubrey McNiel, Emma Mirkes, Madeline Mueller, Ana O’Connell, Fernando Patino, Laney Pearman, Beauchamp Selman, Logan Short, Ava Smith, Reese Smith, Addison Stewart, Simon Stout, Olivia Thompson, Audrey Tomlinson, Abigail Trenary, Shauni Vicks and Elizabeth Walker.
BEEF also congratulated Academic All-Stater, National Merit Finalist, and a candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, Aubrey McNiel, on her accomplishments. McNiel was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.
Supporters of the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation are big believers in education and opportunity. Working with educators, community leaders, caring citizens, and through the efforts of many, more than $1,989,000 in teacher grants and scholarships have been awarded by BEEF since the inception of the foundation.
In the 2019-2020 school year, over $174,000 was awarded to teachers and graduating seniors. BEEF grants support innovative educational projects which would not otherwise be possible with the level of state funding available to our public school students. Contributions promote excellence in all areas of learning including reading, science, math, art, music, and technology.
Since inception, the Bixby Educational Endowment Foundation has awarded $2,183,800 in scholarships to Bixby High School seniors. BEEF’s annual scholarship awards would not be possible without its amazing donors. BEEF thanks all of the scholarship donors and all of the student applicants this year.
For more information regarding BEEF or to learn how to become a part of the Century Club and help support future student scholarships and teacher grants, please visit www.bixbyps.org.