AWARD WINNER: Mykaela Jones of Owasso proudly holds her Larry Stone Award at last year’s event. She is with Eastern graduate and Tulsan Henry Migliore.
Eastern Oklahoma State College and Owasso High School graduate Mykaela Jones was recognized at last year’s Larry Stone Award event.
Jones graduated in May last year with a degree in life science. She also earned the Southwestern Bell Telephone Endowed Scholarship in 2014 and 2015. She was named to the President’s Honor Roll for fall 2015 and was invited to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 2015. Jones played in Eastern’s first-ever soccer game in the fall 2015. During her time on the team, she played in 38 games and was a starter in 37.
She graduated spring 2016 with a 3.95 and plans to continue her education and become a pharmacist.
Larry Stone was a popular football and basketball player at Eastern in the 1960s and was known for his commitment to his team and selflessness. He was killed while serving his country on a patrol in Vietnam.
Since 1967, Eastern alumni and friends have gathered at the college to present the award to a male and female student athlete who exemplify the same characteristics as Stone. Both recipients embody the spirit of teamwork, citizenship, selflessness, determination and excel lence in their scholarly efforts as well as athletics.