Students from Clinton and Hammon Win Timed WARP at SWOSU

Students from Clinton High School and Hammon High School were the top three finishers at Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre’s annual writing competition called Timed WARP (Writing and Research Program), which was held recently on the Sayre campus.

Alexia Aston of Clinton High School won first place and a $600 scholarship. Cole was accompanied by English teacher Brittany Miller.

Hammon High School’s Jalynn Lamb won second place and a $500 scholarship. 

Delaynie Peters, also of Hammon High School, won third place and a $400 scholarship. Hammon High School’s English teacher is Mary Cole.

“I really appreciate all of the teachers who took time out of their busy schedules to allow their students this opportunity to excel and win a valuable scholarship to further their education,” said SWOSU-Sayre Language Arts Instructor and Timed WARP director Terry Ford.

Ford said that Timed WARP is a chance for high school students to not only compete for scholarships, but they also get feedback on their writing from college instructors and familiarize themselves with the Sayre campus.  

The high school teachers who accompanied students were presented with continuing education workshops given by SWOSU Language and Literature Professors Dr. Nolan Meditz, Dr. Marc DiPaola and Dr. Victoria Gaydosik.

All of the visitors to campus were treated to breakfast and lunch, entertained with games, and awarded prizes.

“I’d like to thank all participating SWOSU administration, faculty and staff members for their help in making this year’s Timed WARP such a success,” Ford said.