Class of 2019 accepts more than $8 million in scholarships
Amidst a number of achievements both inside and outside the classroom, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ Class of 2019 accepted more than $8.2 million in scholarships.
“The Class of 2019 is one-of-a-kind,” said Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop. “This talented, innovative and hardworking group of students had many noteworthy accomplishments throughout their last year of high school, and the number of scholarships garnered more than demonstrates their hard work and tenacity.”
Broken Arrow seniors received scholarships from universities across the nation, including the Naval Academy, Yale University, Stanford University and Pepperdine University.
Many also received scholarships from universities across the state, including Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma City University, the University of Tulsa and many others.
“Our mantra is ‘Literacy, Engagement, Graduation,’ however, it doesn’t stop there,” Dunlop said. “We must continue to provide our students with the support they need to follow their dreams after graduation. I like to think of it as ‘Graduation Plus.’”
Whether students seek post-secondary education or aspire to begin a career, the district ensures continued success beyond high school with a college and career center located on the high school campus. This planning facility is equipped with trained counselors who provide students with personal and academic guidance regarding college and career preparations.
Also housed within the college and career center is information about off-campus learning opportunities available to students, including programs at Tulsa Technology Center, concurrent enrollment, online classes and internships through the Career Exploration Program.
Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to attend college fairs, career fairs, and informative sessions on student loans and scholarship opportunities.
“Our mission is to increase awareness of all the possibilities that exist after graduation by placing information at the students’ fingertips,” Lead College and Career Counselor Kristin Carr said. “We strive to hone the talents, goals and interests of our students as they move forward in their academic and professional careers. I couldn’t be more proud of this class.”