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5/16/2013 8:36:00 PM
Perkins-Tryon High School graduation is Friday

Perkins-Tryon High School will graduate 77 seniors Friday evening, May 17, at 8 p.m. at Ditz McIlvain Field. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held in the P-T High School gym.

This year Perkins-Tryon High School is honored to have nine valedictorians and one salutatorian. Tanner Bridenstine, Brett Cheary, Garrett Dollins, Cole Courtright, Memphis Franks, Mark Gilbert, Macy Griswold, McKenzie Stanford, and Brooks Winn are the 2012-13 valedictorians and Cassie Bridenstine is t he salutatorian.

Brett Cheary is the son of Tim and Becky Cheary. He has been involved in wrestling, academic team, band, International Club, National Honor Society, and his youth group. He has also been serving in missions overseas to Honduras and Nicaragua. Brett plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in biochemistry and molecular biology. After OSU, he plans to attend medical school somewhere and become a cardiologist. He received the OSU-Pusley and Lion's Club scholarship and received the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Academic tuition scholarship.

After graduating from college, he plans to be on a plane for Figi and then returning to own his own cardiology practice. Tanner Bridenstine is the son of Pecos and Diane Bridenstine. Football, baseball, 4-H, National Honor Society, National Technology Honor Society, International Club and FIRST Robotics are the many organizations in which he is involved. Tanner received the Pat Smalley, Cimarron Baseball, Payne County Bank, Perkins Community and the Academic Excellence scholarships. Tanner plans to go to Oklahoma State University for a pre-med degree. After receiving his degree he plans to transfer to Oklahoma University to attain a pharmaceutical degree.

Once he receives his pharmaceutical degree, he hopes to also get married and start a family. Cole Courtright is the son of Holly Peterson and Roy Courtright. He has been involved in football, track, FCCLA and the FCCLA blood drive. Cole has received the Award of Excellence and President's Leadership Class scholarships from OU. After graduation Cole plans to attend the University of Oklahoma and pursue a pharmacy degree.

Garrett Dollins is the son of Donna and Scrub Dollins. Garrett's many activities include basketball, National Honor Society, Oklahoma Honor Society, FFA, 4-H, and the Farm Shop team. T h i s summer, Garrett will be working at P&K Equipment, John Deere and in the fall attend OSU. At OSU, he plans to pursue a degree in biosystems and ag engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering. Garrett received the Hans Brish, Elks Lodge State, Clara Wirtz, Manke, 66 Conference, Max Katz, and the Academic Excellence scholarships. He is on the Superintendent's Honor Roll, and a Prudential Spirit of Community, Distinguished finalist. A f t e r receiving his college degree, he sees himself in a job with Ford Motor Company and hopefully have an awesome family and be fairly wealthy.

Memphis Franks is the daughter of Jim and Melissa Franks. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Team, Pom, and FFA. After graduating, she plans to attend Brigham Young University and pursue a degree in biology. Once she receives her bachelor's degree, she plans to take the necessary steps to achieve the goals she has set for herself.

Mark Gilbert is the son of Tonya and Roger Gilbert. Mark is a member of the National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and FIRST Robotics. He has received the Academics Excellence scholarship and a Dean's Incentive Engineering scholarship. Mark plans to attend OSU and work towards a degree in computer engineering and become a software designer. After receiving his college degree, he plans on becoming a software designer for a large company and hopefully have a wonderful family.

Macy Griswold is the daughter of Garfield and Angie Griswold. She is a member of National Honor Society, and FFA. As an FFA and 4-H member, she has judged livestock and showed cattle for the past nine years. Macy received the Sullivan Show Supplies scholarship and the Academic Excellence scholarship. M a c y plans to attend OSU and earn a degree in animal science. While there, she plans to judge meats and livestock. Following her bachelor's degree, she plans to attend pharmacy school at Oklahoma University. In five years she sees herself half way through pharmacy school, happily married, and ready to start her career and family.

McKenzie Stanford is the daughter of Imogene and Troy Stanford. She has been a member of the basketball and track team and a member of FFA, FCCLA, and National Honor Society. McKenzie plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University on a full ride scholarship to play basketball. She will be majoring in sports wellness and recreation. She also received the 66 Conference and the Coca Cola scholarship. In five years after graduation, she sees herself as a track coach hopefully at the college level. She also hopes to be married and starting her own family.

Brooks Winn is the son of Mallory and Eddie Winn. He has been on the golf and academic team, and a member of the International Club. Brooks plans to attend Oklahoma Baptist University and pursue a degree in biology and then specialize in radiology at Oklahoma State. Brooks received the OBU Trustees scholarship. A f t e r graduating from college, Brooks plans to be a happily married radiologist making occasional trips to Europe for vacation.

Salutatorian Cassie Bridenstine is the daughter of Diane and Pecos Bridenstine. She is the vice president of National Honor Society, secretary of International Club, and a member in Art Club and FFA. Outside of school, she makes signs for local businesses. She is active in the Lost Creek Methodist youth group and volunteers at the animal shelters. Cassie received the Payne County Pork Producers scholarship. After high school, Cassie plans to attend Oklahoma State University where she will major in European history and foreign relations. After college, she will aspire to become a historian for National Geographic or a major university, such as Columbia.

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