Congratulations to 8 high school students who had perfect attendance this year! They are:
Ms. Glynda Hunt was a recent recipient of a Skiatook Public Schools Support Foundation Grant for her proposal “Ag in the Outfield.” This grant funded supplies for examining the game of baseball hands on. Third grade students in Ms. Hunt’s classroom made comparisons of different types of balls and the materials used to make them. They did activities with baseball cards and making team pennants also. The students love anything they can do hands on and this grant provided that opportunity.
Sports Physicals will be Monday, May 13th at 5:30 pm. They will be held in the SMAC and the cost is $15.00.
We would like to congratulate the following students for receiving a superior rating at State Solo and Ensemble competition. Those students bringing home a State medal for their solo or ensemble are Ashley Ghazal, Drew Tiger, Jacob Turner, Kionna Underwood, Anthony Milligan Gardenhire, Andrew Summers, Nicholas Klein, Elizabeth Wasson, Brittnee Lambillotte, Hannah Vaughn and Jessica Cryan.
These high school students are going to be awarded the State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence on April 24th in Guthrie at the Masonic Temple. They are from left to right, Laura Pulliam, Drew Tiger, Nicholas Klein, Kayla Landrum, Jessica Cryan, Elizabeth Wasson, Kionna Underwood.
The high school had two teams reach the quarterfinals at the State Debate Tournament held at the University of Oklahoma on April 11-13. Senior partners Riley Schulte and Allison Riggenbach reached the quarterfinal round of contest and lost a split 2-1 judges decision against Casica Hall to end the tournament as 5th in the state. Sophmore Tristan Loveless and Freshmen Sarah Smith partnered to also reach the quarterfinal round, where they barely missed beating the state runner up from Guymon High School on another split 2-1 decision. Loveless & Smith ranked 7th in the state. Skiatook had 1/4th of all the debate teams in the 5A state tournament with two additional teams competing. Karrissa Luster and Whitnee Goodman end the contest ranked 12th in the state followed by teammates Danny Cox and Cooper Johnson who were ranked 13th.
Allison Riggenbach also reached the final round of the State Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking Contest. In Extemporaneous speaking, students are giving a question about world events and have 30 minutes to prepare and present a speech to answer the question. Riggenbach was 3rd in the state in “FEX” speaking.
Skiatook’s representation at state included seven drama presentations with did not receive awards but ended the contest ranked in the state. The student rankings included:
Allison Riggenbach 7th place in Poetry Reading
Chris Cote 13th place in Poetry Reading
Anne Jessup 14th place in Poetry Reading
Spencer Cartwright 16th place in Poetry Reading
Riley Helton 15th in Monologue Acting
Chris Stowell 16th in Monologue Acting
Riley Helton 13th in Dramatic Interp Acting
Anne Jessup & Riley Helton 16th in Dramatic Duet Acting
Spencer Cartwright & Leslie Williamson 11th in Humorous Duet Acting.
The Skiatook Team tied in the overall rankings with Cascia Hall for the 7th place drama & debate team in the state. Volunteer judging was supplied at the contest by former Skiatook Alumni: Danni Eppard, Aaron Philips, Alec Bates, Hayley Campbell, Cole Crawford. Family support was provided by Pat Schulte, The Riggenbach Family, and Diane Jessup. Dale Cooley provided the team a meal for the state contest. Additional support was provided by college debate coaches Matt Moore (UCO), Sara Collins (Cameron), and Gabreille Skillings (OU).
On April 30, there will be a Senior Father/Son Cookout at the Skiatook Church of Christ from 5:30 to 7 PM. For more information please contact Karen Branscum email@example.com