Wildcat of the Week #9 is Senior Brian Fredricks

Ponca City Public Schools - December 7, 2022 6:40 am

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #9 for the 2022-2023 school year was presented to Po-Hi senior Brian Fredricks. Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Brian is a very conscientious Wildcat who is 100 percent committed to doing his very best and according to everyone who knows him, his work-ethic is unmatched. He plays Wildcat tennis, participates in concurrent enrollment and even runs his own business! Without doubt, Brian is a leader on the tennis court, at work and in the classroom. Brian is a member of the National Honor Society and attended Boys State this past summer. He is a captain for Wildcat tennis, played in the #1 doubles spot for the Cats and was named All Conference as a sophomore and a junior.”
All of Brian’s teachers agree that he is the real deal when it comes to exhibiting the characteristics of the Wildcat Way. Coach Wickert, Strength and Conditioning Coach, said, “Brian is an outstanding student athlete. He brings his very best effort and attitude to the work we do in the weight room or on the field of play. His actions consistently show he is determined to be his very best.” Mrs. Parr and Mrs. Welch both say, “He is a very dedicated student who takes his academics and athletics seriously, and he always puts forth his best effort, no matter what he does.”
“Brian, what an amazing young man you are! You are so responsible and dedicated beyond your young years. You and anther Po-Hi student run your own business, Two Guys and a Water Gun, which is a very lucrative power washing business. You power wash brick surfaces, roofs, sidewalks, decks and anything else that needs cleaning beyond the means of regular cleaning methods. You also are a Sonic carhop at the North Sonic and Coach Larry Williams has you connected with all kinds of odd jobs, from raking leaves to other household chores. You told me you are saving for college and possibly a new or newer vehicle. You are unbelievably successful with your jobs as a high school student, but you are successful with everything you attempt. Mrs. Monks said, ‘You are highly motivated and very goal-oriented.’ You know what you want, and you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals. Not only are you successful with your jobs, your coursework, and with tennis, but you are just a great human. Mrs. Easley added, ‘Brian’s work ethic, strength of character, and friendly, polite matter all combine to make him a great example of an outstanding Wildcat!’”
“With as busy as you are and with your concurrent enrollment, you still manage to maintain a near perfect GPA, and you NEVER miss school; your attendance is exemplary! You plan on attending Oklahoma State University upon graduation and NOT surprisingly you already know you are going to double major in finance and business. You told me you would like to return to Ponca City and work at Phillips 66 or start your own power washing business at a much higher level. You are quite an entrepreneur, and you have great business sense. There is no doubt that you will be very successful with whatever you do. The best part is that you plan to return to Ponca City to join the work force and give back to your community.”
“Typically, when presenting the Wildcat of the Week Award, I find that I encourage students to think about a career in teaching, but I know that is not in the cards for you! I believe business, finance, and entrepreneurship are your calling! Your mom is a teacher, and a good one at that, so you do have some educators in your family. You will still make a difference in Ponca City and if you start your own business, we can get your business connected with the internship program at Po-Hi, so you will still be impacting students.”
“Brian, you have an entire community who are so proud of your accomplishments, your work-ethic, your drive and your integrity. Thank you for representing the Wildcats of Ponca City with dignity, honesty, and by having strong moral principles! Even when no one is watching you ‘Hold That Line’ in everything you do. Great success is in your future!”
Pictured: Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent), Brian Fredricks (Wildcat of the Week) and Heather Monks (Business Teacher at Po-Hi.
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