17 High School Seniors Named to SWOSU President’s Leadership Class

Seventeen high school seniors have been selected to the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) for 2018-19 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Members of the class and their high schools are:

Audrey Christian
Audrey Christian
Weatherford
Victor Do
Victor Do
Community Christian in Norman
Morgan Duckwall
Morgan Duckwall
Newcastle
Shania Do
Shania Do
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City
Alisa Friesen
Alisa Friesen
Arnett
Brody Hedges
Brody Hedges
Seiling
Natalee Karchern
Natalee Karcher
Greenwood in Midland (TX)
Jacob Kimmel
Jacob Kimmel
Yukon
Natalie Kinder
Natalie Kinder
Arapaho-Butler
Matalea Maddox
Matalea Maddox
Elk City
Kylee Massey
Kylee Massey
Adair
Ashtyn McAdoo
Ashtyn McAdoo
Piedmont
Cassidy Moses
Cassidy Moses
Weatherford
Jillian Schneberger
Jillian Schneberger
Canute
Shylar Thornton
Shylar Thornton
Elk City
Alexa White
Alexa White
Woodward
Audrey Christian
Amy White
Tipton

Each of the class members receive a $500 per semester scholarship for two years, room scholarship for one year and enrollment in a leadership class that is offered exclusively to PLC students. After completing their second year of the program, students receive a sponsored trip to Washington, D.C. with SWOSU President Randy Beutler.

During the third and fourth years of the program, students serve as mentors for the first and second year PLC members and serve in campus leadership roles, university activities and internships. Students may be eligible for continuing scholarships. 

Todd Boyd, who directs the PLC program at SWOSU, said the PLC is a four-year program offered by the university to recognize outstanding leadership qualities and to encourage students in their participation as SWOSU campus leaders and future leaders in Oklahoma. The program is designed to assist in promoting and developing effective academic, social and leadership skills, which is accomplished through direct participation in campus activities, seminars, guest speakers, recruitment and alumni efforts. 

SWOSU offers 14 nationally-accredited academic programs—the most among Oklahoma’s regional universities. SWOSU has two campus locations and offers nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in pharmacy. Additional information is available at www.swosu.edu.