One of Tulsa’s oldest and most prestigious high schools has launched a new program to recognize the many successful alumni. Edison Preparatory High School’s foundation launched a “Hall of Fame” and hosted its First Annual Edison Prep Distinguished Alumni Awards in September in the Edison High School auditorium.
The Foundation honored three Edison High School graduates with its highest honor.
Spencer Tillman: Former OU and NFL football star and current football TV analyst
Susan Savage: Former Tulsa mayor, former Secretary of State and current CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services
James D. Miller: retired managing partner with Arthur Anderson, civic and community leader and Distinguished Graduate of the University of Tulsa.
“Edison High School has so many wonderful alumni who are successful both locally and statewide as well as nationally. We have wanted to do this for many years now and are happy we are able to officially begin recognizing our distinguished alumni,” said Brian Pingleton, chair of the Edison Alumni Association.
The Edison Foundation provides educational opportunities for the Edison Preparatory community by supporting innovative and inspiring ideas and people. In the past, it has offered financial assistance and resources to dozens of students and teachers to allow them to participate in various learning activities and events that otherwise would not have been possible.
This support has led to many successful outcomes for Edison Prep, from arts and sports to academia. Many individuals and groups have attended conferences, competitions, and received other valuable resources to excel in their chosen field.
With Edison Preparatory continuing to produce excellent student graduates, the Edison Foundation is excited to launch the Distinguished Alumni award program to begin recognizing those individuals with outstanding achievements of a local, statewide, national or international basis,” Pingleton said.
“Edison Distinguished Alumni are a great credit to Tulsa and the Edison community. We believe that all alumni share in the celebration of their collective achievements,” added Raymon Simpson, President of the Edison Foundation.
About Thomas Edison Preparatory Middle and High School
Since 1954, Edison Prep has been an important part of the Tulsa educational community. Designated as a college preparatory school, Edison is committed to preparing students for the greatest success in college, careers, and life through comprehensive a liberal arts program and pre- and Advanced Placement curricula. Edison covers 6th through 12th grade and offers all students a wide range of courses, activities, athletics, and performing and visual arts programs.