Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards
Five innovative Oklahoma educators and 100 outstanding Oklahoma high school seniors were honored on May 18.
Astronaut Leland Melvin was keynote speaker for the banquet. He served on the Space Shuttle Atlantis and helped construct the International Space Station.
Five innovative Oklahoma educators and 100 outstanding Oklahoma high school seniors were honored at the 2019 Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet on May 18 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.
Ken Busby, a Tulsa trustee of OFE and executive director/CEO of Route 66 Alliance, was banquet chairman. Musical entertainment was provided by the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra. Five educators received Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Awards.
Banquet emcee Scott Thompson
Laiba Akhtar, a senior at Union High School, was one of 100 Academic All-State Scholars.
Guest Anna Milligan; Coweta High School teacher Gordon Shultz; Coweta High School senior Bailey Winkle, an Academic All-State Scholar; and OFE trustee Dr. Edward Nonweiler