Amaria Bogney chosen Wildcat of the Week

Ponca City Now - January 22, 2020 11:31 am

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week is Po-Hi freshman Amaria Bogney.

Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “This week’s Wildcat of the Week presentation is historic. This is the first time since the inception of the Wildcat of the Week Award that it has been bestowed upon a freshman. In addition, this is the first Wildcat of the Week recipient nominated by a fellow student.

“Anonymous nominations go to TEAM Radio, and the station notifies me of the new recipient each week and provides a copy of the nomination,” Arrott said. “The student who nominated her simply stated, ‘Amaria buys me food when I don’t have money on my account, and she always makes sure everyone is OK.’

“After I visited with some staff members about Amaria, everyone provided information on why she is a great recipient of the Wildcat of the Week Award,” Arrott said. “Everyone confirmed she is a very caring person and goes out of her way to take care of her fellow classmates. She is a friend to all and wants everyone to feel accepted and have what they need to be successful.

“In addition to being so kind-hearted, Amaria is a great role model for all Wildcats, and I have also been told she has a wonderful sense of humor. Amaria is a first year cheerleader for the Junior High Squad and was elected captain because of her great leadership abilities. Not only is she busy cheering on the Wildcats, but she is an active member of the Wildcat Theatre Company.

“Even though she is extremely busy, her grades are exemplary,” Arrott said. “As of this date, Amaria is ranked No. 1  academically in the Freshman Class! She puts a major focus on being successful with everything she strives to achieve.

“Amaria, earning this award as a freshman is quite impressive, and I really look up to you for being such a positive role model for your peers and adults too,” Arrott said “Thank you for your positive influence on Ponca City High School and on all Wildcats!”

The Wildcat of the Week receives a Wildcat of the Week T-shirt, a Wildcat window sticker, and a coupon for a delicious burger basket from Ground Round. The award is sponsored by TEAM Radio, Heather Cannon Honda, Tyndall Family Dentistry, Ground Round, and Legacy Signs. The award is open to ANY Ponca City High School student. TEAM Radio makes the final selections and coordinates with school officials for presentations. Please use this link to nominate a high school student for Wildcat of the Week:


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