The Norman Transcript

November 17, 2013

Baker, Redwine Rotary students of the month

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Hayley Redwine from Norman High School and Abigail Baker from Norman North High School have been selected as November Students of the Month by the Norman Rotary Club.

The pair, both holding 4.0 grade point averages, attend weekly club meetings on Thursdays at the First Christian Church and are eligible for a year-end scholarship from the civic club.

Baker, the daughter of Chuck and Amy Baker, lists the U.S. Senate Page program as one of her top activities. She spent a month on Capitol Hill serving as a page.

“I have developed an understanding of politics and government in our nation’s capitols,” she wrote in the Rotary application. “I have also improved my leadership skills through meeting personally with both of Oklahoma’s U.S. Senators as well as by working on the Senate floor and in the Senate cloak room observing, interacting and learning firsthand from our nation’s leaders.”

She is involved in the National Honor Society, Student Council, French club, SPUD committee and Key Club. She has been honored by the AP Scholars program, Oklahoma Honor Society, President’s Education Award, Norman Masonic Lodge Student of Today.

Additionally, Baker has been involved in Tomorrow’s Leaders, Teen Advisors of Norman, Junior Class treasurer, OU High School Leadership Conference and Norman North and Fury soccer.

Baker has been employed at Interurban Restaurant and is active with her church youth group. She is considering attending the University of Oklahoma, the University of Virginia, Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Redwine, the daughter of Philip and Dedra Redwine, singles out her participation in the Norman High cross country and track teams as her top school leadership activities.

“As a senior, I am the top girl on the cross country team as well as the top long distance runner in track,” she wrote in her application. “I demonstrate leadership on my teams by encouraging everyone, getting to know my teammates, leading the prayer before races, having a positive attitude, giving teammates rides to practice, hosting a girls’ team breakfast and setting a good example not only at practice and races, but in the classroom as well.”

“I truly care about my teammates and want to do anything I can to make a positive impact on their lives,” she wrote.

At Norman High, Redwine is involved in Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Link Crew, Spanish Honor Society and Aegis Math. She has been honored by AP Scholars, Tomorrow’s Leaders, Cross Country Academic State Champions, MVP for NHS track and field, honor roll and earned outstanding student honors in geometry, biology and AP English. She was selected All State in cross country in 2012.

She has been involved with piano lessons and achievement auditions and horseback riding. Her community service includes reading with the Key Club to Madison Elementary students. She also volunteers with Special Olympics, the Salvation Army and with her church’s Vacation Bible School.

She is considering attending OU, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Tulsa University.

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