The Ponca City Senior High School 2017 Graduating Class is proud to announce Kaylie Hollis as the Valedictorian and Taylor Nicole Whitefield as Salutatorian. Po-Hi graduation is Friday, May 19, 8:00 p.m. at Sullins Stadium. Ceremonies will be held at First Baptist Church (218 South 6th Street) in case of inclement weather. Graduation will be livestreamed (www.livestream.com) again this year for friends and family who are unable to attend. Baccalaureate is Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. in Howell Auditorium.
Kaylie Marie Hollis is the daughter of Kirk and Kim Hollis. She plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University majoring in Accounting.
Taylor Nicole Whitefield is the daughter of Quint and Andi Whitefield. Her plans include attending Oklahoma State University. She is majoring in Business and Philosophy and plans to go to Law School. In the photo below: Pictured left to right is Kaylie Hollis & Taylor Whitefield.
Activities and honors for both scholars include:
Kaylie Hollis - Awards/Honors/Clubs/Activities Class of 2017 Valedictorian
AP Scholar with Honors Superintendent’s honor Roll (10th-12th)
President Scholarship – Oklahoma Christian University
Newkirk Dental Scholarship
W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Noon Lions Club Scholarship
Professionals Today Scholarship
RCB Bank Scholarship
Most Outstanding Senior Student Award
Most Outstanding Junior Award, nominated by Student Council members (11th)
Outstanding Junior Award, nominated by faculty and students for leadership and academic
Outstanding Sophomore Student, nominated by faculty and students for leadership and
academic achievement (10th)
Leadership Award in English AP (9th)
Senior Class Vice President (12th)
Student Council (9th-12th)
Highest GPA of Student Council (9th-12th)
National Honor Society Secretary (12th)
Crime stoppers Secretary (9th)
Pioneer Bible Youth Group
Taylor Whitefield – Awards/Honors/Clubs/Activities
Class of 2017 Salutatorian
National Honor Society (12th)
The National Society of High School Scholars (12th)
Superintendent’s Honor Roll
Attended Oklahoma Girls State (11th)
W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship
Varsity Tennis (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)
Highest GPA in Lady Cat Tennis Award (10th, 11th, 12th)
Tennis Captain (10th, 11th, 12th)
Qualified for State in Tennis (12th)
Youth Traffic Court Judge (12th)
First Baptist Church Youth
State Tennis Championships Qualifier (10th, 11th, 12th)
The Ponca City School District is the 20th largest district in Oklahoma, with over 5,000 students attending 11 fully accredited schools. Our schools attract the finest teachers because of the district's commitment to excellence in education, one of the highest salary schedules in the state, and our facilities.
The district is known as a leader in the state, if not the nation, for the professional development provided to the employees. The district takes pride in having 31 Nationally Board Certified teachers and 31% of teachers with advanced degrees. Ponca City's ACT scores are continually above state and national averages. Ensuring the success of each individual student is the district's primary responsibility, resulting in the district being a leader in the development and implementation of full-day early childhood programs, after school tutoring, mentoring, summer school and alternative school programs.
In addition to strong academic programs, students have many opportunities to participate in fine arts, athletics and leadership programs, encouraging personal and social development beyond the classroom. Ponca City School District's relationship with the community sets it apart from other districts. Over the past 10 years, citizens have passed over $85 million in bond issues. Our citizens are proud of our schools and are committed to making sure that our students have what they need for the 21st century.
If you know of a child age 3-21 who may need special education services please contact: Zuri Mayo Training Skills Lab Union Elementary School 580-767-8037
Help Us Help Them!
Special education services for children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 are available for residents of the Ponca City School district through the Ponca City Public Schools. For more information call Zuri Mayo, the Child Find Coordinator, at (580) 767-8037 or the Director of Special Education Services at (580) 718-3816.