She's a winner

Dr. Max Venard and the Moore Eyecare Center announced the winner of their back-to-school drawing.

Destiny Harris, 7, of Moore won the 19-inch color TV.

The drawing was held at the office of Dr. Max Venard to celebrate the new school year.


Two area students attending Oklahoma State University are among 81 students selected to be Student Academic Mentors (SAMs) for the 2005-06 school year.

New mentors include Kim Le, a chemistry junior, and Chelsea Cothran, a biological science sophomore.

Le, the daughter of Hau and Tho Le, graduated from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Cothran, the daughter of Al and Paula Cothran, is a graduate of Westmoore High School.

The SAM program's emphasis is on helping new freshmen adjust to the college setting. The program was designed as a retention program to help students develop competent studying, coping, learning and survival skills for the comprehensive university experience, while providing a stimulating and caring learning environment.

SAMs serve as role models and mentors to demonstrate these characteristics and assist with student acclimation and academic success. They are selected on the basis of scholastic and extracurricular achievements, and their willingness to share constructive personal experiences and to foster academic success among new students.

Outstanding service recognized

MIDWEST CITY ? Rose State College recognized the 2004-05 Service-Learning students during the College's annual presidential address Aug. 18.

Among Service-Learning Award winners were networking majors Dylan Aduddel and Mason Schmidt both of Moore.

"All of our students are wonderful, but this group of Service-Learning participants have worked extremely hard on very extensive community service projects," said Sherri Mussatto, RSC Service-Learning coordinator. "These projects were all bright and innovative ideas and the students are all well deserving of their individual recognitions."

College cheer

Southwestern Oklahoma State University cheerleaders will be busy cheering on the Bulldog football team this fall.

Randilyn Warner, of Moore, is a members of the 2005 squad.


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