Wildcat of the Week is Senior Kaylie Thomas

Ponca City Now - December 8, 2023 6:11 am

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week for the 2023-2024 school year was presented to Kaylie Thomas. Kaylie is a senior at Ponca City High School. She is a concurrent student with Northern Oklahoma College while taking a challenging course load at the high school. She is a member of the Lady Cats wrestling team, cross country team, track team and was a three-year member of the golf team. Kaylie is also the president of the Native American Heritage Club.

PCPS Superintendent Adam Leaming said, “The multifaceted accomplishments of Kaylie make her a truly outstanding representative of our school community. As Superintendent, I am proud to recognize her for the positive impact she has made and continues to make within Ponca City Public Schools.”

“Kaylie Thomas has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to academic excellence in the classroom. Kaylie has the intellectual curiosity, diligence, and dedication to her studies and serves as an inspiration to both her Wildcat peers and educators alike. She consistently goes above and beyond in her pursuit of knowledge, displaying a passion for learning that sets a commendable standard for academic achievement.”

“Thank you, Kaylie, for showing each of us how your dedication and commitment positively impact every facet of Ponca City Public Schools! It’s evident your teammates and coaches feel strongly about you, and it doesn’t take long to recognize you are a true student leader in our community.”

Sara Bell, Director of Title VI, said, “Kaylie is the president of the Native American Heritage Club. She is dependable, attending and participating in all NAHC and Title VI events faithfully. Kaylie exudes a quiet strength that is invaluable to our Club. She is embraced and trusted by her peers, and ensures that everyone feels welcome at the gatherings.”

Richard Agee, girls wrestling coach, said, “Kaylie works hard every day to push herself to a higher level. She is knocking down barriers on a daily basis, finding new thresholds to step over. She has grown so much as a person and as a young lady this year because of her work ethic.”

Po-Hi counselor Melissa Pipestem said, “I am very proud of Kaylie. She has always been involved in multiple sports, clubs, and organizations. She balances responsibilities very well and does so with a great attitude. Even through her busy senior year, she continues to model her dedication to each endeavor through hard work, friendship to peers, and leadership. Just to name a few, she is President of the Native American Heritage Club, a member of Student Council and Bring Chance to Mind, she actively participates in Native Connections, has been involved in many sports including basketball, golf, cheer, wrestling, and cross country, and she is a second year concurrently enrolled student. Congratulations, Kaylie. We are all very excited to see what the future holds for you!”

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 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.comwww.PoHiSports.com, or www.pcps.us.


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