Final Wildcat of the Week Named

Mike Seals - May 12, 2021 12:15 pm

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #18, and the final Wildcat of Week Award for the 2020-2021 School Year, was presented this week to PO-HI Senior, Payton Little.

Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Payton Little is a Wildcat to the core!  He makes it a point to do his best and be involved with all things PO-HI.  He earns wonderful grades and participates in many activities including football, track, and he serves as the Po-Hi Student Council President.  He is highly involved with his community and church and makes it a point to volunteer to help others.”

“If there is a PCPS event occurring, you can be sure Payton is there to cheer on his fellow Wildcats to provide them the ultimate Wildcat support and encouragement.  He is highly competitive, but everyone knows Payton can always be counted on to exhibit the most outstanding sportsmanship.”

“Payton is an avid OSU Football fan and is attending OSU in the fall as a member of the President’s Leadership Council.  He plans on majoring in marketing and journalism and at this point is leaning toward radio broadcasting.  Payton is just this well-rounded student who is respected by not only his peers and teachers and he is a role model for all students and adults.”

“Without doubt, Payton exemplifies ALL the characteristics of the Wildcat Way, but what rises to the top for Payton is “leadership”.  He is very well-spoken, outgoing, and will go above and beyond to lead any activity, event, or rally the troops to promote a worthy cause with the most positive outlook.  Payton has an ultimate servant’s heart.  He ALWAYS puts the needs of others ahead of his own.  Not only does he exude leadership, but he never takes credit for his accomplishments; he always gives credit to God and his family.”

“Payton, it was only fitting that you were surprised at the Academic Rally with the Wildcat of the Week Award since you emceed the event as STuCo President.  I was so excited your peers, teachers, parents, and the audience viewing the live stream had the opportunity to hear about what an amazing Wildcat you are.”

“I was so proud when you were selected to serve on State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s Student Advisory Committee this year.  The student participants from Oklahoma schools are true leaders and represent their school with integrity.  I know this year on the committee students were asked by Superintendent Hofmeister to provide their ideas on how schools can recover after a global pandemic.”

“I actually received a text from a friend at the Oklahoma State Department of Education who was sitting in on the advisory committee.   The text read, “I am super impressed with Payton Little’s contribution to the student advisory committee.”  I replied with, “Payton is a leadership Rockstar.  #brightfuture” and my friend immediately texted back with, “NO DOUBT!””

“Payton, if I had to describe you in just a few words, it would be Mr. PO-HI!  You represent the students, staff, district, and community with dignity, pride, and class!  I know your parents and family are so proud of you, but you have an entire school family and an entire community who are proud you represent us as a class-act Ponca City Wildcat.  I cannot wait to witness the wonderful accomplishments you will achieve in your life!”

The Wildcat of the Week receives a free meal from Ground Round, a Wildcat window sticker, and a T-Shirt from Boss Custom Tees.

Wildcat of the Week is presented by Heather Cannon Honda and brought to you in part by Team Radio, Ground Round, Tyndall Family Dentistry and Boss Custom Tees.


#Workethic #Improve #Leadership #Discipline #Compete #Attitude #Teamwork

#wildcatway  #pcpsproud  #WildcatFootball #WildcatTrack #STuCOPresident  #leadershiprockstar  #rolemodelforALLtofollow  #gopokes #futureradiobroadcaster

Pictured: Dr. Dalana Hawkins (Principal at PO-HI), Payton Little (Wildcat of the Week #18), and Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent)


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