Wildcat of the Week #18 Presented to Po-Hi Junior Corey Marazas

Ponca City Public Schools - March 27, 2022 1:00 pm

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #18 for the 2021-2022 School Year was presented to Po-Hi junior Corey Marazas.
Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Corey Marazas plays Varsity Wildcat Baseball and is enrolled in a very rigorous course schedule at PO-HI. Cory is super consistent in the way that he presents himself in everything that he does. I reach out to teachers, coaches, sponsors, and principals each time TEAM Radio provides me the name of the next Wildcat of the Week. The first thing everyone I spoke with said when I told them Corey is going to be the next Wildcat of the Week was ‘Great Choice’. Every staff member had the same thing to say about Corey. He is highly intelligent, prompt and dependable, and a hard-working young man. Cory is quiet in class, is always prepared, and responsibly takes care of all requirements without ever having to be reminded or prompted. In short, all teachers said he is the ideal student. But what is most impressive is that everyone said is that he ALWAYS puts others before himself.”
“Corey, I learned that no matter what you are doing, it is more important to you to put others before yourself. Many in today’s society are self-centered, but you focus on serving others. You lead by example, are humble, and are highly respected by your peers, coaches, and teachers, and you demonstrate all of these characteristics without even thinking about it. These innate traits embody the essence of being a great teammate! This selflessness is not always easy, but great teammates find a way to put the success of the team above their own success. Even though you are a wonderful student and a dedicated athlete, you put your own accomplishments aside for the good of everyone else. Teams succeed when no one cares who gets the credit, and your humbleness only further exemplifies your nature of putting others before self.”
“Coach Love and Coach Parks have the highest amount of respect for you, and I was so glad I got to share the presentation and your amazing character traits in front of your baseball team. I do not know if you noticed, but your teammates were nodding in agreement when I talked about your character. Without doubt, it is obvious they respect you, too. Corey, I know that to receive respect, you have to give respect. When Coach Stoney Parks says, “I want to be like Corey Marazas when I grow up, YOU KNOW you are quite an amazing person!”
“Corey, all of your actions, within and away from the team, are a representation of your team, your school, and your family. You conduct yourself is such a way that family, coaches, teachers, school, and community are so proud. I know you are very involved with your church, Northeast Baptist, and I know your church family is so proud of you too. I am thankful that Wildcats, both young and old, can look to you for a model on how to conduct themselves. You may be quiet, Cory, but actions speak louder than words. I am so proud you are a Wildcat!”
The “Wildcat of the Week” Award is sponsored 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 are 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, Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters, and Tyndall Dentistry. Each week a new “Wildcat of the Week” will be selected from the nominations of TEAM Radio listeners and viewers. Winners receive a free BBQ sandwich meal from Danny’s BBQ Head Quarters and a T-shirt from Boss Custom Tees. PCPS 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.com, www.PoHiSports.com, or www.pcps.us.
Pictured Front: Casey Love (Wildcat Baseball Head Coach), Corey Marazas (Wildcat of the Week #18), and Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent) Pictured Back: The Wildcat Varsity Baseball Team
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