Lillian Hagar’s dedication to the FFA program has paid off; she has earned the State FFA Degree because of her commitment to the Agriculture and FFA program. Lillian Hagar has “become part of the two percent of FFA members to do so,” and has been living by the FFA moto “Learning to do, doing to learn. Earning to live, living to serve,” Markwayne Mullin.
The Pryor FFA held a labor auction on Feb. 24th to gather money for the Bobby Best Scholarship and more. Four Pryor students worked on a hay ring that was auctioned a total of seven times and ultimately sold for $9,150. All $9,150 will go to the Bobby Best Scholarship for a notable FFA student to keep Bobby’s name alive.
About 300 people attended and contributed to the auction. There were 58 students that were auctioned off and made a total of $40,000 including the hay ring. None of this could have been done without the amazing community and our Agriculture teachers.
Our two Agriculture teachers, Jared Muelugin and Brayden Willyard, are very thankful for the support they have received from the community. As a former Pryor student, Ms. Willyard is so proud of her students for all the hard work they’ve done to put on this fundraiser.
Ms. Willyard said this, “Without the community support, the Pryor Agriculture Program wouldn’t be possible. We are extremely blessed and are appreciative to those who support the future of the agricultural industry, which is our students.” We are so proud of Pryor FFA.
Pryor Highschool is proud of Freshmen Ryleigh Hill. She just earned a 1st place award in Fashion Design at Oklahoma State STAR Events! Hill has earned her trip to San Diego, CA to compete at National Leadership Conference.
Desktop publishing and graphic design students attended the BPA State Leadership Conference at the Cox Center in Tulsa on March 7th.
To get there they had to take an entry test in the Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing.
While at the conference Victoria Cook competed for a state title.
In 2014 MidAmerica’s Chief Administrative Officer, Dave Stewart, established the MidAmerica Delivers Workforce Initiative to meet the needs of MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) companies. The public perception of opportunties offered at MidAmerica was an area identified for improvement. Stewart decided to address the issue with Mayes County youth and arranged a focus group with high school students. Through the conversations and feedback from this group, the MidAmerica Youth Marketing Team now known as MidA Ambassadors was born.
MidA Ambassadors build strong peer-to-peer relationships to create a communication line to area high school students.
MidA Ambassadors engage with area youth through social media to showcase career opportunities in the park.
MidA Ambassadors meet on a regular basis
to learn about MAIP news and plan projects
to promote opportunities at MidAmerica.
MidA Ambassadors partner with area schools and communities to host and/or work events sponsored by MAIP.