Scholarship Recipients named for 2019

Natalie Knowles - Derby

The OU Club of Wichita has awarded six scholarships to Wichita-area high school seniors who will begin attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2019.

They are

Natalie Knowles – Derby High School
Natalie was selected as our Sheridan Drowatzky Scholarship Award winner for her impressive display of devotion to the military forces through her participation with the Air Force JROTC, and dedication to the community service of honoring our service members and military veterans. She is the daughter of Kim Gray and plans to major in Political Science and minor in Mandarin.

“You have to learn that you aren’t always right and that everyone isn’t always going to agree with your decisions. How you respond to these reactions and learn from them going forward makes you a better leader”
Brayden Steven – Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Brayden is the daughter of Jenni and Johnny Steven; She plans to study Marketing and Advertising.
“There are problems in this world that are bigger than the day-to-day issues that I face. It is a great feeling for me to know that when I participate in these things [volunteer activities] that I know I am part of something helping someone or some issue greater than myself.”
James “Bailey” Caughran – Derby High School
Bailey is the son of Brad and Jennifer Caughran; he plans to major in Human Health and Biology.

“I believe my passion, effort, and creativity allow me to effectively lead and motivate my groups to complete their tasks quickly and effectively, and work through the problems that frequently arise when working with inadequate supplies or unfamiliar people.”

Isabel Harmon – Ark City High School

Isabel is the daughter of Kelly and Eva Harmon; she plans to major in Biology.

“…when you commit to something, you must follow through even when not enjoyable so you do not to let down those counting on you.”

Katrina Mason – Derby High School

Katrina is the daughter of Patrick Mason and Melina Sengchanh; she plans to major in Biochemistry.

“Succeeding means more when we succeed together. I’ve always been the type to lead by example and service rather than by command.”

Malayna Unkel – Derby High School (no picture available at this time)
Malayna is the daughter of Curtis and Shara Unkel; she plans to study Biomedical Engineering.

“Through [Chick-Fil-A Leader Labs] I have had the opportunity to work with others as we collectively increase our abilities to lead and be examples in our worlds.”

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