Spencer Schickram named Wildcat of the Week

Ponca City Now - March 12, 2019 11:58 am

Po-Hi Senior Spencer Schickram is the seventh Wildcat of the Week.

“Spencer recently won the Oklahoma Wrestling State Championship in the 138 pound weight class,” Superintendent Shelley Arrott said. “Spencer has worked for this title for many years, and he has kept his eye on this goal since he was a youth wrestler. Not only did he want to become a State Champion, but he also wants to wrestle in college.

“This championship did not come without hard work,” Arrott said. “Spencer diligently pursued this goal by being disciplined in his practice routine, maintaining his weight, and competing in many free-style tournaments that were outside of the wrestling season. He is dedicated, driven, and puts forth his best effort to be the best in Oklahoma in wrestling at his weight class.

“Not only is Spencer a great wrestler, but he is also a true team leader. He is not a vocal leader, as he demonstrates great humbleness in his efforts. However, he leads by example by walking the walk and talking the talk. He is a great role model for all students, is respectful of everyone, and follows the characteristics of the Wildcat Way in all that he does,” Arrott said.

“His hard work has definitely been worth it. He was not only the 138 pound State Wrestling Champion, but he was also a four time state qualifier. He won Second Place at post-season Nationals last year and was most recently named as an All State Wrestler – Large School East. Congratulations, Spencer!”

Po-Hi Assistant Principal DaLana Hawkins and Superintendent Arrott presented Spencer with a “Wildcat of the Week” T-shirt, Wildcat window decal, and a gift certificate from Ground Round.

The “Wildcat of the Week” Award is sponsored this year by Heather Cannon Honda. The award is for a deserving high school student who follows the characteristics of the Wildcat Way which are Work Ethic, Improve, Leadership, Discipline, Compete, Attitude, and Teamwork. These characteristics may be exhibited in any setting and is open to all Ponca City High School students.

Several Ponca City patrons were involved in making the “Wildcat of the Week” a reality. These partners include: Tina Christian, Senator Bill Coleman – TEAM Radio, Heather Cannon – Heather Cannon Honda, Ground Round, and Tyndall Dentistry.

Each week a new “Wildcat of the Week” will be selected from the nominations of TEAM Radio listeners and viewers. Winners will receive a free meal from Ground Round and a T-shirt from Boss Custom Tees. Ponca City Public Schools will make the presentation weekly at Po-Hi.  

If you know an outstanding student at Po-Hi who is living the Wildcat Way, please use the form in one of these links https://www.poncacitynow.com/32875-2/, or visit www.PoncaCityNow.comwww.PoHiSports.com, or www.pcps.us.


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