Promoting and Encouraging Academic Excellence
Grove Education Foundation for Excellence

2014 Top Scholars


   This year we are fortunate to have 22 Top Scholars, students with a cumulative grade point of greater than 4.0.  As the rest complete their bios, we will post them on the web site.

Aracely Aguirre

Parents:  Antonio and Maria Aguirre

College:  Missouri Southern State University

Major:  Undecided

Favorite class/subject:  Science/English

Advanced classes:  English language, English literature, AP Environmental, Math Analysis

Favorite teacher(s):
   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Brixey
   Upper Elementary: Mrs. Millican
   Mid School: Mr. Patrick & Mrs. Ares
   High School: Mrs. Sadler & Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Fracek, she has made me a better student, like she always says "be a scholar" she has taught me to be a scholar.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Sadler has always believed in me, even when I didn't believe in myself and has always helped me. She wants me to succeed in her class but always allows me to do what is most important first.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mrs. Yirsa, when she told me I could not have a 4.0, Mrs. Fracek is just an awesome person and a great teacher. The way she teaches is just inspiring

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  If you have you been in a class that received a grant from GEFFE, please tell us how that grant affected your education. I know that since we where little GEFFE has been in our education, we get grants that help our education. for ex. Smart Boards

Other comments:  I have been in four other school systems (California, Tennessee and two in Oklahoma).   The Grove School System is by far the best one out of all four.

__________

Dee-Anna Ancliff

Parents:  David and Natasha Brand

College:  University of Arkansas

Major:  Apparel Studies/International Business

Favorite class/subject: Band

Advanced classes:  AP English, Composition I, Composition II, American Music History, Enivornmental Science

Favorite teacher(s):           
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Holt
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Howerton
            Mid School:  Mrs. Pollan
            High School:  Mr. Pierce

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Fracek has had a big impact on my education because she is the reason I got through college English with no problems.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Even though Mr. Pierce no longer teaches at GHS, he has always encouraged me to do my best.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Just having a daily conversation with Mr. Kruetz encourages you to be a better student.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE has provided classes with printers and computer programs that help create things such as the yearbook.

Other comments:  GEFFE is very beneficial to Grove Public Schools. Thank you!

__________

Kira Amy Armstrong

Parents: John and Brandi Armstrong

College: Oregon State University

Major:  Political Science, with a minor in History.

Favorite class/subject: AP Calculus

Advanced Classes: (OSSM, NEO concurrent classes, AP, etc.): AP History, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Calculus, AP Environmental

Who was your favorite teacher?
   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Wise
   Upper Elementary: Mrs. Guerrero
   Mid School: Mrs. Thomas
   High School: Mr. Sadler and Mrs. Smith

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  The teacher that has had the biggest impact on my education would be Mrs. Smith. She is a very hands-on teacher and I have been able to excel in math with her help.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mr. Sadler helped me realize the potential I could achieve and helped me set and achieve my goals.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My old soccer coach, Ms. Margie Hayes. One day she told me, one-on-one, that I could succeed in everything I set my mind to if I would look at the bright side of situations.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  In my Spanish class, Ms. Sadler uses her smart board for interactions with the Spanish language. I do believe that with the interactions I have a greater knowledge of the Spanish language.

__________

Braleigh Valentine Bechtol

Parents: Dr. and Mrs. Zack & Stephanie Bechtol

College: Oklahoma State University

Major Biological Sciences (still undecided)

Favorite class/subject: Anatomy

Advanced classes: (OSSM, NEO concurrent classes, AP, etc.): Pre-AP English 2, AP-Language, AP-Literature, AP-American History, Composition 1

Who was your favorite teacher?
     Lower Elementary: Mrs. Lovelady
     Upper Elementary: Mrs. Hayes
     Mid School: Coach Phillips
     High School: Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  The teacher who has had the largest impact on my education would easily be my 'Ist grade teacher Mrs. Lovelady, she taught me how to read.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  In my sophomore year Mrs. Linda Fracek took me under her wing and helped build my English writing skills; I now enjoy writing more than I ever thought I could.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mrs. Fracek helped me get started working blood drives, it showed me I could do more than just academics to be a shining student, I have now worked 8 drives.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE provided the smart boards for all the classrooms I have had throughout high school, this made learning much faster and more efficient.

Other comments:  It's been a great 13 years GPS, thanks for all the memories.

__________

Jordan Blythe

Parents: Ed and Jennifer Blythe

College:  Missouri Southern State University

Major: RespiratoryTherapy

Favoriteclass/subject:Science

Advanced classes: AP Calculas AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Literature, AP Language and Composition,  AP American History, Pre-AP English I, Pre-AP English II, Pre-APMath Analysis, Pre-AP Chemistry

Favoriteteachers:
   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Cash
   Upper Elementary: Ms. Hayes
   Mid School: Mrs. Thomas
   High School: Mr. McGough

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Ms. Hayes, she was always there for me.
A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Thomas in 7th and 8th grade believed in me and helped me through middle school.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  By going out of their way to assist me, the teachers have been an inspiration to me.

How has GEFFE impacted your education?    GEFFE has aided the teachers in their teachings by giving smart boards and other tools to aid the teachers.

Any other comments:  An Amazing program.

__________________

Katie Cloud

Parents:  Randy and Marcia Cloud

College:  University of Arkansas

Major:  Biology

Favoriteclass/subject:English and Art

Advanced classes: AP Calculus BC (OSSM), AP Physics C: Mechanics (OSSM),AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition.

Favoriteteacher(s):

   Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Ashworth
   Upper Elementary:  Mr. Duby
   Mid School:  Mr. McBride
   High School:  Mrs. Kane/Mrs. Duff

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  The two GPS teachers who have had the greatest impacton my education are Mrs. Sylvie Kane and Mrs. Angie Duff. They have both gone above and beyond the level expected of them and have done all they could to make sure I succeeded.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Duff has always been there to support me andguide me, whether in a project I was working on or deciding where I go tocollege. She has also inspired me to continually strive to become a better person.

An example that inspired you to be the student youare today:  Mrs. Kane never stopped helping me achieve the highest score I could on the ACT, which drastically improved after taking her class. More importantly, she provided a fantastic volunteer opportunity for me that was one of the most enjoyable things I have ever been involved in.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  The iPads GEFFE donated to the English department are utilized quite frequently by myself and almost every other student in myclass.

Othercomments:  I believe that GEFFE's efforts to aid the school system have definitely been successful, and will continue to better the classrooms of future Grove students.

__________

Meahgan Duggan 

Parents:  John and Wanda Duggan 

College:  University of Arkansas 

Major:  Biology 

Favorite class/subject: Science 

Advanced classes:  AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP American History, AP Calculus, AP Literature, and Composition, College Algebra, Composition I, Composition II

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Trumbell
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Howerton
            Mid School:  Mrs. Deason
            High School:  Mrs. Chaney

 Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Chaney and Mrs. Steen for being such great science teachers and instilling a love of science in me. 

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs .Steen encoraged me through out my Science Fair career and helped present the best project possible.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mrs. Chaney pushes her students to do their best and puts in the extra time to make sure we have the best opportunities possible.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE made AP Biology labs possible by providing the funds to purchase the lab kits.

__________

Gabrielle Fields

Parents:  Becky Fields and Lance Fields

College:  University of Oklahoma

Major:  Pre-Medicine/ Biology

Favorite class/subject: Math

Advanced classes:  AP American History, AP English, AP Biology, Ap Calculus, AP Environmental Science, NEO Algebra, Comp I and Comp II  

Favorite teacher(s):
   Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Dubois
   Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Culvey
   Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas
   High School:  Mrs. Chaney and Mrs. J Smith

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  All of the teachers I have had throughout schoolhave pushed me to become a hard-working student by encouraging and challinging me. 

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  My second grade teacher Mrs. Dubois, is the teacher I believe that has driven me to become the dedicated student I am today.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My mom has been a constant example of how hard work creates endless possibilties.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE has provided grants to my science classes that allows us to perform different experiments, bringing the science alive.

__________

Rhonda Hardesty 

Parents:  Ivan and Mary Hardesty

College:  Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Major:  Physical Therapy

 Favorite class/subject: Math

 Advanced classes:  AP classes ...Calculus AB, Anatomy & Physiology, English Language, Math Analysis, Pre-AP English II, Biology 1, Pre-AP Chemistry, Pre-AP English I, College Algebra, English Comp 1, English Comp 1

Favorite teacher(s):

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Getz
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Maples
            Mid School:  Mrs. Hardy
            High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Fracek influenced me to always do my best no matter how many tries it takes. She also showed me, hard work can be fun.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Duff encouraged me in a way very few teachers have. She always noticed when I was struggling and inspired me to keep on trying.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My parents have pushed me to always strive for excellence. They have encouraged me and done everything possible to help me succeed.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE has given GHS grants that has put smart boards in every single classroom. this has helped in countless ways to advance my education.

__________


Jaclyn Hardison

Parents:  Jackie  Hardison

College:  Oral Roberts University 

Major:  Biomedical engineering

Favorite class/subject: Psychology 

Advanced classes:  AP American History, AP Calculus

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Frost
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Smith
            Mid School:  Mrs. Schumacher
            High School:  Mr. Cooper

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Coach Wayne...he taught me that excellence can only be achieved by hard work and dedication and that you only get so many chances in life.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mr. Hurt always believed in me; he said if I knew what I wanted to do then how to do it would be a simple obstacle. 

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Growing up I saw how easy it was to give up and not do anything spectacular with life, but I always knew that’s not how I wanted to live so I focused my life on getting a higher education.

How GEFFE has impacted your education:  My computer class received Virtual Business programs and I was able to see how to run a business successfully.

Other comments:  I moved to Grove my Junior year and the school and all of the students made me feel like I had been here forever and I have made better friends in two years than in my whole life at my previous school

__________

 Brooke Herbst 

Parents:  Scott and Aunna Herbst

College:  Arkansas 

Major: International Business minoring in Spanish, with a Tract of Pre-Med 

Favorite class/subject: AP American History 

Advanced classes:  Comp 1 & Comp 2, AP LANG, AP CHEM, AP American History, Honors Anatomy

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Coffee
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Anderson
            Mid School:  Mr. Paddalino
            High School:  Mr. Pierce

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mr. Saddler because he helped me realize my passion for politics.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mr. Pierce believed in my speech and drama abilities and help me pursue them.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mrs. Gutheridge was really passionate about an Interact International project.  Her passsion made my desire to help people bloom.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  Most labs in AP Chemistry used tools bought by GEFFE.

Other comments:  GEFFE has played an important and beneficial role in helping the Grove Schools. Thank you.

__________

Emilee Iverson 

Parents:  Keni and Eric Iverson

College:  Pittsburg State University

What do you plan to major in?  Education

Favorite class/subject: English

Advanced classes:  concurrent enrollment English 1 and 2, AP biology, AP english 1 2 3, Anatomy and Physiology, Math Analysis, AP American History.

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Manning
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Facio
            Mid School:  Mrs. Collins
            High School:  Mrs. Cohea

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Cohea has had a huge impact on my education because she is the type of person who doesn’t show favoritism. She taught me that with hard work, anything can be solved and achieved.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Fracek is a teacher who always believed in me. She believed in my writing and encouraged me to always out do myself in all my work.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My sister went through high school and college as a student athlete, and managed excellent grades. Watching her achieve her goals through school always inspired me to do my best.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  The smart boards have been an excellent learning tool for me and many other students. It allowed me to have visuals that a white board couldn’t. 

Other comments:  Grove Public Schools has been an excellent environment for me and I am proud to be a Ridgerunner! 

__________

Matt Jeffries

Parents: Janice and Bobby Jeffries

College: University of Central Oklahoma

Major:  Business

Favorite class/subject: Science

What advanced classes have you taken? (OSSM, NEO concurrent classes, AP, etc.): AP Literature, AP English, AP Biology, AP History, AP Environmental

Favorite teacher(s):
   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Pierce
   Upper Elementary: Mrs. Carper
   Mid School: Mrs. Crawford
   High School: Mrs. Cohea

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  My coaches have had the biggest impact on my life, teaching me respect, teamwork, and to work hard for what I want.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Pierce really believed in me and kept me on track.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My parents have always shown me the bigger picture of working hard in school and what that can accomplish.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  In my AP classes GEFFE has bought a lot of supplies that have helped me and other students learn well like smartboards, which are great to take notes on.

Other comments: 

GEFFE is really a blessing to Grove Schools for buying all the supplies to sponsor Grove Teachers to help all students get a head start in life

__________ 

Hannah Claire Pagels 

Parents:  Lynn Pagels and the late James Pagels 

College:  The University of Oklahoma 

Major:  Biomedical Engineering/Pre-Med 

Favorite class/subject: Mathematics and Science 

Advanced classes:  AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP American History, AP Environmental Science, AP Language, Composition I - NEO Concurrent, Composition II - NEO concurrent, College Algebra - NEO Concurrent

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  NA
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Millican
            Mid School:  Mrs.Thomas
            High School:  Mrs. Smith 

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Hardy for believing in my math skills, Mrs. Deason for introducing me to science fair, Mrs. Smith for being the best math teacher in the world (will you go to college with me?), Mrs. Chaney for pushing, Mrs. Steen for setting the bar high regarding science fair successes, many, many more.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Steen beginning my freshman year was my biggest cheerleader and critic. After four years she remains my source of support and guidance regarding science research.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  It was never an option in my family to be a bad student. My mom would go to the ends of the earth to not only set the bar high, but help me find the pathway to success.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE has had a great impact on my education.  Many of the classes I have taken were possible due to funding from GEFFE: AP Biology and AP Chemistry.  Being able to perform labs within both these classes utilizing necessary supplies and expensive equipment has been beneficial and will no doubt help me in college.

Other comments:  I would like to personally thank the donors in the Grove community who value education and so generously give their hard earned money to help promoted academic excellence within Grove Public Schools.
 
_________

Lynsey Popp

Parents:  Allan and Debra Popp

College:  Oklahoma Baptist University

Major:  Biology

Favorite class/subject: English

Advanced classes:  AP American History, AP Literature and Language, AP Language and Composition, AP Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite teacher(s):
    Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Illgen
    Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Millican
    Mid School:  Mrs. Hardy
    High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Fracek because she caused me to love English by every comma and quotation mark.   

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Davis has really encouraged me. She has helped me every step of the way my senior year. She has not only been a wonderful teacher, but she has inspired to me to do greater things.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My mom has always held higher standards for me in my schooling. She has pushed me and made me challenge myself. She has always inspired me to keep going even when I want to quit.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  The smart boards that GEFFE has provided has created a more hands on and visual learning experience for me as a student. The also helped the Ridgerunner Band buy a new TV to review our marching show to better improve upon it.

Other comments:  I am really thankful that GEFFE has been providing educational tools every single year since I have been in school. It really has helped every step of the way. 

__________


Emily Porter

Parents:  David and Sunni Porter

College:  Missouri Southern State University

Major: Environmental Science or Health Education

Favorite class/subject: AP Biology

Advanced classes:  AP Biology, AP Language and Composition, AP US History, AP Literature, AP Calculus, AP Environmental

Favorite teacher(s):
      Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Pierce
      Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Millican
      Mid School:  Mr. Hutchison
      High School:  Mrs. Smith

 Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Chaney because I feel she has prepared me the most for college, not only educationally, but with other circumstances. I have had her every year except sophomore year and I have learned a lot from her classes.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Chaney, she always gave her classes some type of useful life lesson everyday and has noticed me mature and grow up into the top scholar I am.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My parents inspired me from a young age and pushed me to be a good student and work hard. Now it's just habit, so I am thankful for them.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  It betters education. It helped my education by my classes having smart boards or big subject books that aren't falling apart.

Other comments:  I am thankful to have got to experience the amazing and beneficial results from GEFFE. 

 __________

Christina Roode 

Parents:  Paciencia and Reginald Roode 

College: Northeastern A&M College for two years then transfer later to another college which is undecided.

 Major:  Vocal Music

 Favorite class/subject: Choir

 Advanced classes:  AP Language and Composition and AP Literature

 Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Manning
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Bailey
            Mid School:  Mrs. Pollan
            High School:  Mr. Davis

 Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mr. Davis helped me realize my love of music through his teachings and is the reason why I've chosen to further my vocal training.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Manning was a very loving teacher and never yelled at anyone ever. She was the one who made me love school more than anything!

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mr. Davis pulled me over after class one day to tell me that I would accomplish a lot through my singing.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  My computer class got the Virtual Business programs during my Sophomore year and I got to experience the way retail works as well as personal finance. Hopefully those personal finance lessons will pay off in the end!

Other comments:  I will miss this school very dearly and I know it's in good hands with the help of GEFFE!

__________

Madeline Simpson

__________

Kayse Stidham

Parents:  Marla and Dean Stidham

College:  University of Oklahoma

Major:  Meteorology

Favorite class/subject: English

Advanced classes:  AP Literature, AP Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, College Algebra

Favorite teacher(s):
      Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Hunsperger
      Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Goins
      Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas
      High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Goins, Ms. Sadler, and Mrs. Fracek because these three teachers have taught me the most and I trusted them the most with teaching me things I need to know. 

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Ms. Sadler was a teacher that got to know me on a personal level and has always been there for support and encouragement through my four years at Grove High School.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  When I told Mrs. Fracek about an ACT score that I was proud of, she said "See, I knew you could do that". It really encouraged me.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  My AP Chemistry class got new calculators, which were extremely helpful because we wouldn't have been able to do the math equations we were studying without them.

Other comments:  I'm glad that I had the privilege of growing up in Grove Public Schools with GEFFE helping to make it a better place. GEFFEE has provided me with more opportunities to be successful in the classroom. 

__________

Jennifer Tidwell

Parents: Dr. Richard and Gina Tidwell

College: University of Oklahoma

Major:  Undecided

Favorite class/subject: Creative writing

Advanced classes: US History,  Biology, Language and Composition, Literature and Composition

Favorite teacher(s):
   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Brixey
   Upper Elementary: none
   Middle School: Mrs. Thomas
   High School: Mrs. Fracek, Mrs. Gutheridge, Mr. Sadler, and Coach Millican

 Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Fracek taught me how to stop writing like an illiterate fool.

 

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you: All my teachers encourage me to do well.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today: Coach Millican reminds me daily to get an education.

How has GEFFE impacted your education? I have smart boards in most of my classrooms and we have iPads in creative writing

__________

Taylor Vasquez

 Parents:  Pam Chaney and Jarrod Chaney

College:  Oklahoma State University

 Major: Chemical Engineering

 Favorite class/subject: AP Calculus BC

 Advanced classes:  AP Language and Compostion, AP Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Biology, AP Physics (OSSM), AP Calculus BC (OSSM), College Algebra (Concurrent Enrollement)

Favorite teacher(s):
      Lower Elementary:  did not attend Grove during this time
      Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Briggs
      Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas
      High School:  Mr. Radebaugh

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Thomas, she was my Algebra I teacher, and she sparked my love for math.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mr. Radebaugh is my AP Calculus BC instructor at OSSM. He applauds his students' successes in all aspects of life.   

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  I had a teacher that expected the best from everyone in her class, and I hated to disappoint her. 

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE provided a grant for the purchase of much of the lab equipment we used in my AP Biology class. These labs truly helped my scores on the AP test. 

Other comments:  Thank you GEFFE for all that you do!

__________

Michaela Werner

Parents:  Robert and Karen Werner

College:  Oklahoma City University

Major:  Exercise and Sport Science

Favorite class/subject: Literature 

Advanced classes:  AP English 1 and 2, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature, AP Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Math Analysis, and AP Calculus

Favorite teacher(s):
            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Tinny
            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Facio and Mrs. Howerton
            Mid School:  Mrs. Davis
            High School:  Mrs. Davis

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Coach Crowder, he was my favorite math teacher and he still helps me if I need it. At one point I almost gave up in calculus, but he encouraged me and pushed me to not only pass the next big test but ace it!

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Davis, she has always believed in my dreams. She has always encouraged all of her students to do great things.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  My dad, he didn’t graduate high school, but he is the smartest person I know. I want my parents to be proud of me. I don't want to disappoint them.

Other comments:  I am proud to be a Grove Ridgerunner. I love being a representative of our town and school. Growing up here, well I will cherish those years for the rest of my life.

__________ 

Chelsea Renee Wilkins

Parents: Sean & Valerie Wilkins

College: NEO A&M College, then OSU

Major: I plan on dual majoring in Psychology and Physical Therapy

Favorite class/subject: Calculus and History

Advanced Classes:  (OSSM, NEO concurrent classes, AP, etc.): AP Literature & Composition, AP Language & Composition, AP American History , AP Calculus, and AP Environmental Science

Favorite teacher(s):  
     Lower Elementary:  Ms. Howerton
     Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Facio
     Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas
     High School:  Mrs. J. Smith, Mrs. Fracek

Teacher(s) who have impacted your education the most:  Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Fracek have had the biggest impact on my education because they cared enough to help and they pushed me to learn.

A teacher that believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Smith encouraged me to take Calculus and was always pushing me to do my best in every assignment, while making it all make sense.

An example that inspired you to be the student you are today:  Mr. Kreutz always tell students to, “get better.”  I have figured out that if I don’t do it, no one will do it for me.

How has GEFFE impacted your education:  GEFFE has provided my classrooms with the tools and programs to learn in a hands on style, that may not have otherwise been possible.