Jessica Hamlin named Wildcat of the Week

Ponca City Now - October 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Thad Dilbeck (Po-Hi Principal), Jessica Hamlin, and Superintendent Shelley Arrott

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week Po-Hi Junior Jessica Hamlin.

“Jessica is that steady, dependable, and reliable student,” said Superintendent Shelley Arrott.  “Even though she is a quiet person, her orchestra conductor, Paula Cochran, often asks Jessica to help her with tasks because she knows she will never be late and can count on her to take care of anything she needs with the Po-Hi Symphony Strings Orchestra. Jessica has been in orchestra since she was in 5th grade and takes charge of any need with an unassuming attitude.

“Not only is she a talented member of the orchestra, but she is an excellent bowler and is captain of the girls bowling team. Even though she is a quiet person, she actively recruits other young people to participate in the life-long sport of bowling,” Arrott said.

“In addition to staying busy with orchestra and bowling, she is taking concurrent enrollment as a junior to get a head start on furthering her education,” Arrott said.

She plans to obtain a medical degree in psychiatry and hopes to work with incarcerated individuals throughout her career.

“Thank you, Jessica, for doing the right thing without anyone asking you to or when no one is looking. You represent the true definition of integrity, and I am proud you are a Ponca City Wildcat,” Arrott said.

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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