Elk City High School counselors Lauren Shelton (left) and DeAnne Bell won scholarships for two ECHS students at a recent SWOSU-Sayre event.

Elk City High School counselors Lauren Shelton (left) and DeAnne Bell won scholarships for two ECHS students at a recent SWOSU-Sayre event.

SWOSU-Sayre Hosts Principals and Counselors

Southwestern Oklahoma State University-Sayre is showing its appreciation to area high schools.

SWOSU-Sayre recently hosted a Celebrating YOU! event for high school officials that featured informational sessions, lunch and scholarship giveaways.

Principals and counselors from eight area high schools attended the event to learn more about SWOSU, the Sayre campus, and what their students need to know about concurrent enrollment as well as SWOSU enrollment after graduation.

Attorneys Molly Priest, Brian Henderson and Gina Webb also presented a program about how medical marijuana affects students, communities and the state. 

Afterward, attendees enjoyed a complimentary lunch with the SWOSU-Sayre faculty and staff.

During lunch, two $2,000 SWOSU-Sayre scholarships were awarded to two of the high school counselors who were present. The scholarships are to be given to a senior at each counselor’s school.  Winners were Lauren Shelton and DeAnne Bell, both of Elk City High School.

Event attendees came from Arapaho-Butler, Burns Flat-Dill City, Cheyenne, Elk City, Hinton, Merritt, Sentinel and Sweetwater schools.