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Rachel Fisher (pictured on right) and Jessica Shipman (pictured on left) were named 2017 Academic All- Staters by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence!

Founded in 1985, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. Through its Academic Awards Program, the foundation has provided more than $4 million in merit-based scholarships and awards to honor outstanding graduating seniors as Academic All-Staters and exceptional educators as Medal for Excellence winners. Other foundation programs include a Local Education Foundation Outreach Program, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Fellowships and Electronic Field Trip subscriptions, teacher grants for professional development, and the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative.

The 2017 Academic All-State Class is the 31st to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Since the award program’s inception in 1987, some 3100 high school seniors from over 319 school districts have been named All-State scholars.

This honor goes to the top 100 public high school seniors, selected  from 551 nominations statewide, from over 68 Oklahoma school districts.

David L. Boren, chairman and founder of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, describes the selection of the scholars as “Oklahoma’s most rigorous academic competition.” To be nominated for Academic All-State, students must meet one of the following criteria: an American College Test (ACT) composite score of at least 30; a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) combined critical reading and math score of at least 1340; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship.

Each of this year’s All-Staters will receive a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion.

Academic All-Staters are nominated by their principals or superintendents and are selected on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement, as well as an essay submitted by each nominee. The selection committee, which is chaired by retired Tulsa attorney Teresa B. Adwan, works independently of all other foundation activities. The committee members are a diverse group of business, education and civic leaders, as well as past Academic Awards Program honorees.

Congratulations to these outstanding BHS students!

 

 

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