Ponca City Public Schools-
The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #7 for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to Po-Hi senior Anna Siemers.
Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Anna personifies the characteristics of the Wildcat Way and is a shining example of a Wildcat in all that she does. She plays varsity volleyball and her coach, Coach Hinterrieter, says she has this quiet fierceness. She does not want or need attention drawn to her, but she knows what to do and takes care of business on the court … and NO ONE better get in her way. In addition, Anna is the viola section leader of our award-winning symphony orchestra. Mrs. Cochran said she is kind, a great leader, a positive role model and ALWAYS strives for improvement. She puts forth her best effort into these activities, works at Marshall’s, has a rigorous schedule at Po-Hi, is enrolled concurrently and maintains straight As. Without a doubt, she is one very dedicated student who makes excellence her top priority. The way she balances school, work, volleyball and orchestra is an example for all to follow. Anna is a friend to all and a joy to have in class!”
“Anna, when I first began watching you play volleyball, I noticed this humble confidence you have on the court. You are not only kind to your teammates, but you are kind to your opponents as well. You can spike the ball in an opponent’s face without breaking your calm demeanor. The crowd may roar and you are still humble, but confident. To me, you demonstrate integrity and great sportsmanship when you play, which makes me proud to be a Wildcat. In orchestra, you carry yourself with grace and professionalism, which exudes beauty when you perform. You can go from a tough as nails player to an elegant performer and that shows us the many colors of your talents and versatility. I know you are planning on attending OSU but are still undecided on a major. Whatever you decide as your career goal, I know you will excel and will represent Ponca City with pride. As I mentioned, we would love for you to become a teacher and return to your alma mater because you would be a great influence on many Wildcats. We would hire you on the spot! You are everything a Wildcat represents and we are all so proud to be a part of your journey.”
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 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 receive a free meal from Ground Round 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
, or www.pcps.us.