SSC Welcomes Presidential Leadership Class XI

Seminole State College has chosen 22 students for Class XI of the SSC Presidential Leadership program.  PLC is a two-year scholarship program created to help students develop leadership skills and provide personal and professional growth opportunities.
“The Presidential Leadership Class provides students with unique opportunities to foster their leadership skills while developing academic growth,” said Seminole State College President Lana Reynolds. “We look forward to working with these outstanding students.  They will have some great opportunities throughout the year to meet with state leaders, learn about state government and philanthropy, study leadership styles and volunteer their time,” she said.
The scholarship program was established to provide educational classroom and extracurricular activities to enhance leadership skills of students.  Responsibilities of PLC members include volunteering for community service programs and campus events.
School officials throughout the College’s service area of Seminole, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Hughes and Okfuskee counties are invited by President Reynolds to nominate high school seniors as candidates for the scholarship program each December.  Other students are nominated by business owners and school officials.  Participants are selected based on ACT scores, academic performance in high school and demonstrated leadership ability.
Freshman members of the President’s Leadership Class XI include: Asher Barron of Shawnee; Elizabeth Bond of Shawnee; K.C. Bryan of Bowlegs; Will Cotner of Seminole; Kaylie Davidson of Seminole; Daryian Fancher of Harrah; Triniti House of Holdenville; Cal Howard of Seminole; Cassidy Johnson of Bristow; Macyn Kinkade of Shawnee; D.J. Lee of Holdenville; Bo LeFlore of Shawnee; Meghan Mickle of Midwest City; Breana Murphy of Choctaw; Wyatt Norton of Earlsboro; Chaz Orr of Norman; Sidney Osborn of Seminole; Kristopher Scott of Seminole; Ernest Sego of Tecumseh; Cami Sosbee of Wewoka; Kaitlyn Trunk of Okemah; and Gavin Winchester of Prague.
Sophomore members of the President’s Leadership Class X, returning for a second year in the program, include: Gavin Aldridge of Earlsboro; Adam Choate of Seminole; Gavin Cox of Seminole; Hunter Dugan of Tecumseh; Ashley Elmore of Shawnee; Zachary Ilbery of Checotah; Destanie Jacoway of Tecumseh; Kelsey Ross of Holdenville; Miranda Shupe of Chandler; Colton “Red” Smith of Stroud; Hayden Thompson of Depew; and Gage Wright of Stroud.
The freshmen attended an orientation session at the College prior to the start of classes.  They were also guests, along with their parents, at a reception held at the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 22, where they heard about the history of the Museum and the importance of volunteerism from Museum founder and former SSC Regent Melvin Moran.
During the fall semester, the students will participate in a variety of activities, including a “challenge adventure” team-building course, a visit to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City and a tour of the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur. The group will also volunteer at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank and visit the Oklahoma Blood Institute in Ada.

Freshmen members of the Seminole State College President’s Leadership Class XI, pictured left to right, are: Asher Barron, Cal Howard, Kaitlyn Trunk, Chaz Orr, Elizabeth Bond, Macyn Kinkade, Will Cotner, Kris Scott, K.C. Bryan, Sidney Osborn, Cassidy Johnson, Wyatt Norton, Daryian Fancher, Gavin Winchester, Breana Murphy, D.J. Lee, Earnest Sego, Kaylie Davidson, Bo LeFlore, Trinitie House and Cami Sosbee.

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