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Sixteen High School Seniors Selected to SWOSU President’s Leadership Class

Sixteen high school seniors have been selected to the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) for 2021-22 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Members of the class and their high schools are as follows:

  • Jake Biddy, Fort Cobb High School
  • Kaysa Carpenter, Corn Bible Academy High School
  • Lance Carter, Snyder High School
  • Grant Christian, Weatherford High School
  • Abigail Harmon, Hobart High School
  • Zylee Ipson, Turpin High School
  • Cooper Massey, Adair High School
  • Madison Meacham  Hydro-Eakly High School
  • Megan Mills, Weatherford High School
  • Rachel Mitchell, Frederick High School
  • Abigail Moses, Weatherford High School
  • Jadyn Nunley, Sterling High School
  • Emily Sanders, Epic Charter Schools (Kingfisher)
  • Hannah Strickler, Weatherford High School
  • Jenna Thornton, Frederick High School
  • Tess Tracy, Stillwater High School

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.

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.

Jake Biddy

Jake biddy

Kaysa Carpenter

Kaysa Carpenter

Lance Carter

Lance Carter

Grant Christian

Grant Christian

Abigail Harmon

Abigail Harmon

Zylee Ipson

Zylee Ipson

Cooper Massey

Cooper Massey

Madison Meacham

Madison Meacham

Megan Mills

Megan Mills

Rachel Mitchell

Rachel Mitchell

Abigail Moses

Abigail Moses

Jadyn Nunley

Jadyn Nunley

Emily Sanders

Emily Sanders

Hannah Strickler

Hannah Strickler

Jenna Thornton

Jenna Thornton

Tess Tracy

Tess Tracy