Zackary Anderson Named Wildcat of the Week

Beverly Cantrell - September 26, 2021 6:10 pm

PCPS- Wildcat of the Week #3

The Heather Cannon Wildcat of the Week #3 for the 2021-2022 school year was presented to Po-Hi junior Zackary Anderson.

Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Zackary is a hard-working and respectful student who exemplifies the characteristics of the Wildcat Way. He is a very active member of the Big Blue Marching Band and the Wildcat Jazz Band. Not only is he musically talented, Zackary shows outstanding leadership service and leadership as a valuable member of the Big Blue Band loading crew.”

“Zack always leads by example. One can often find him looking out for his friends, offering a helping hand, being a mentor to the younger students and being a true friend to everyone. Not only is he highly disciplined with striving to be his personal best musically by putting in lots of practice hours, but he is very disciplined with his academic studies and maintains excellent grades even with a rigorous course schedule. Zack’s band directors say they can always depend on him to take care of business and he steps up when extra help is needed. He is a true leader of the band program!

May be an image of 4 people, people standing and text that says 'WILDCAT OF THE WEEK PONCACITY Po-Hi Junior Zackary Anderson'
Pictured: Shelley Arrott (PCPS Superintendent), Zackary Anderson (Wildcat of the Week #3), Dineo Heilmann (Big Blue Band Director) and Andrew Orr (Big Blue Band Percussion Director).
“Zackary, it was such a pleasure to meet you this morning. I could tell from the moment we met that you are a super kind and respectful person. Your friends tell me that not only are you a nice person, but you have this dry sense of humor that keeps everyone laughing. A common trait about you that was expressed by many is your outstanding service. Having a servant’s heart is a very admirable characteristic. I know you go out of your way as a member of the Big Blue loading crew to ensure everything is accounted for and secured before departure … which is no easy task. I know you go above and beyond to take being a member of the loading crew seriously to protect the band equipment, which tells me you are prideful of the band program. You also demonstrate that servant’s heart outside of school, too. You have stepped up by taking on tasks to support your family as they have faced hard times with health issues. In fact, everyone says you do the right thing even when no one is watching and that definitely demonstrates integrity. Not only is your own family very proud of you, but your school family and community are proud of you, too. You are an amazing son, friend and student. Thanks for being a great person and ‘holding that line’ for the Big Blue Band, your friends, your school and your family. You make us all proud!”

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 Family 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, or visit, or



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