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High School Seniors Selected for SWOSU President’s Leadership Class

Seventeen high school seniors have been selected to the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) for 2020-21 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Members of the class and their high schools are:

Cloie Banks
Cloie Banks
Cordell

Matthew Beck
Matthew Beck
Stroud

 Harley Brinkley

Harley Brinkley
Clinton

Raegan Cope
Raegan Cope
Altus

Lathanise Cox-Moscatello
Lathanise Cox-Moscatello 
Moore

Hanna Dirickson
Hanna Dirickson
Weatherford

Lincoln Fitts
Lincoln Fitts
Duncan

Andrew Houk
Andrew Houk
Fairview

Emiley Kauk
Emiley Kauk
Arapaho-Butler

Brooklynn Kimble

Brooklynn Kimble
Hydro-Eakly

Kohl Kimmel

Kohl Kimmel
Yukon

Jaedyn Magness

Jaedyn Magness
Shattuck

Blaine McKinsey

Matthew "Blaine" McKinsey
Deer Creek

Baylee Miller

Baylee Miller
Elk City

Matt Milner

Matt Milner
Duke

Peyton Novosad

Peyton Novosad
Yukon

Rachel Sweet

Rachel Sweet
Perry

 

Each of the class members receives 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.