Two SWOSU Education Students Attending National Leadership Conference


Two Southwestern Oklahoma State University students who are both state and SWOSU officers of the Student Oklahoma Education Association are attending a National Education Association Student Program leadership conference June 25-29 in Orlando, FL.

Kimberly (Stobbe) Sumner of Weatherford and Autumn Wright of Elk City earned the right to attend the conference after being elected as state officers of the SOEA. Sumner, a Corn Bible Academy graduate, is state secretary and Wright, an Oklahoma City (PC North) graduate, is legislative representative. At SWOSU, Sumner is president and Wright is vice president.

This year’s theme of the leadership conference is “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.”

It is believed this is the first time that two students from SWOSU have been elected in the same year to serve at the state level and also attend the national leadership conference. Sumner and Wright will attend various professional development sessions focused on leadership plus other activities.

The trip was made possible by donations by various businesses and individuals, including:

SWOSU SWOSU Education Department
First National Bank Wright Radio
Benchwarmer Tautfest
CJ Southwest Tire Bank of Hydro
Tanner Body Shop Ratcliffe’s Book and Office Supply
Trends Kargo Holder
Kiwanis Club The Weatherford Fire Department
John Deere Bank of Western Oklahoma
Antique Mall Beyond Beauty
The Woodshed Frame Shop Studio Inferno
Uptown Market The Grill
Butchers Caulkins Conoco
Sharon’s Premier
King’s Flower and Gift Shop Southwest Cellular
Brown’s Flooring Kelley Jewelers
Nabors Mazzio’s
Pink Turtle BBQ Shed
Casa Soto Downtown Diner
The Country Store Hooked on Books
B.O.P. Ram and Iron Block Butler Photography
Braum’s Seven Hills Restaurant
York Ford