Ponca City Public Schools-
The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to Po-Hi senior Angelisa Tello.
Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Angelisa is such a good person, and she is an excellent choice for the Wildcat of the Week Award. She is an officer of the Key Club and is co-editor of the 2022 Cat Tale Yearbook. Ms. Marsh-Smith, the Cat Tale advisor, says that as editor of the Cat Tale, Angelisa has amazing organizational skills and foresight. She can see problems before they happen, and she takes care of them in advance. The Cat Tale staff respects her leadership because she is firm, yet kind. She leads by example: her deadlines are done before they are due, which allows her to guide the less experienced yearbook staff members. Additionally, Angelisa’s GPA is outstanding, her work ethic is impeccable, and she strives to be as helpful to others, no matter what the task might be. Angelisa is successful in everything she does because she is determined to be successful!”
“Angelisa, it was so very good to meet you today. All of your teachers say you are a kind, determined, and helpful person. Your kindness certainly shines through your eyes and your smile. You are well-revered by your teachers and fellow classmates, and I know you go above and beyond to serve others. Not only are you making the 2022 Cat Tale preparation run smoothly, but as a Key Club officer, you made it a priority to send letters to veterans thanking them for their service this month. Thank you so much for serving PO-HI, other students, and our community. I can tell you are a humble student who likes to quietly serve others, and you do not need or want attention drawn to you. You just do what is right even when no one is looking, which is the true definition of integrity. During this time of Thanksgiving, I want you to know that I am thankful for you being a student of PCPS. In a world full of turmoil, you are a prime example of the good in the world. Negativity seems to get a lot of attention, however, we ALL need to appreciate the multitude of kindness and good that still abounds in our schools and community.”
“On a separate note, many of your teachers told me they thought you would make an excellent teacher someday! You indicated to me that you are still deciding upon what to do after graduation, but you think you might like teaching high school-age students. I think you would be a natural in the classroom! Just know there are many of us who will help you connect with area universities to help you any way we can. You know…we will want you to return to PCPS to join our team if you choose to pursue the education career path! We love growing our own teachers!”
Pictured: Angelisa Tello (Wildcat of the Week #10) and Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent)
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
, or www.pcps.us.