Wildcat of the Week is Alexis Mills

Beverly Cantrell - December 19, 2021 10:09 am

Ponca City Public Schools-
The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #12 for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to Po-Hi senior Alexis Mills.
Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Alexis is a very involved Wildcat! She attends Po-Hi and Pioneer Technology Center where she is a second-year cosmetology student. Putting forth her best effort on all her assignments is a goal Alexis constantly strives to achieve. She is also very active in orchestra and plays the viola. Being a member of orchestra is one of her passions; Alexis has been a member since fifth grade and is expected to letter for the fourth year this school year. The orchestra conductors know they can always count on her to be a leader and step in and take care of anything that needs to be done for rehearsals or performances. Her efforts in her studies and orchestra take a great deal of time, but she is highly involved with her church activities at Tonkawa Assembly where she shows great leadership by helping with the youth group, nursery and sound. Alexis is transcending when it comes to putting herself before others. She has the biggest heart and always puts others before herself. All of her teachers and friends confirm she is kind, thoughtful, reliable and treats everyone with respect.”
“Alexis, it was such an honor to present the Wildcat of the Week Award to you during the Holiday Symphony Orchestra and Chorale Concert on Tuesday evening! You deserve to be recognized in front of your peers, your family members and your conductors who mean so much to you. Even though that group means so much to you, you need to understand how much you mean to them! I realize teachers make a huge impact on students and your orchestra conductors truly have that passion for students and they love and respect each student … but you, Alexis, make a difference in the lives of these great women, Mrs. Cochran, Ms. Gordon and Ms. Rolf. I know you have a saying EVERY DAY when you enter the orchestra room, which is, ‘Good morning, midday and afternoon.’ Your arrival is the favorite part of your conductors’ lunchtime and when you are not there, they say your greeting amongst themselves because YOU give them a midday lift. They miss you when you are not at school and that speaks volumes about your impact on others. In fact, since I presented the award to you, I heard you bought lunch and brought it to all of your favorite conductors for not one, but for both days of finals. You chose to bring lunch from Mrs. Cochran’s favorite lunchtime restaurant and even brought lunch for the guest cello technician, Cassidy Broome. Even when they insisted they pay you, you told them that it meant a lot to you to be able to do it for them because you care so much about them. It means more to you to give than to receive! What’s most impressive is that you do not want any accolades or glory for the things you do for others because you are quiet, humble and do not want attention drawn to your kind heart. Integrity is what you do when no one is watching; it’s doing the right thing all the time, even when it may work to your disadvantage. You are truly a young lady of integrity and you make all of us so proud! You are a wonderful example of what the world needs more of … kind, caring and honorable people. Thank you for holding that line with your values!”
“I know your goal is to pursue nursing at Pioneer Tech after graduation. You will be an amazing nurse because your patients will know that you will care for their needs and care about them as a person as well. Any community would love to have you working as a nurse in their city, but we are rooting for you to serve in Ponca City!”
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: Alexis Mills (Wildcat of the Week #12) and Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent)
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