Taylor Martz honored by Surrey Hills

Taylor Martz was named Surrey Hills Elementary’s teacher of the year for 2017-18. Martz teaches second grade at Surrey Hills Elementary School. She serves on her school’s leadership team, is the grade-level representative for math, and also serves as a buddy teacher to a new colleague. This is her third year to teach in Yukon…

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Shedeck tabs kindergarten teacher for award

Kindergarten teacher Brittnee Jones was named Shedeck’s teacher of the year for 2017-18. In response to the honor, Jones said, “It’s an amazing opportunity and an honor to be able to represent such a dedicated group of teachers at Shedeck.” Jones is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. She…

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Geis is honored by Parkland Elementary

Dana Geis is Parkland’s Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. She teaches visual arts to kindergarten through third-grade students. This is her seventh year teaching and her sixth in the Yukon Public Schools. She taught her first year in 2000-2001 at Western Heights Middle School, and coached the seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams, before…

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Oglesby receives teacher of the year honors at Ranchwood

Seventh-year teacher Becky Oglesby has been named the 2017-2018 teacher of the year for Ranchwood Elementary School. This is Oglesby’s second year teaching art at Ranchwood but her seventh year as an educator. Her prior experience includes two years as a first-grade teacher at Hugo Elementary, and three years as a first-grade teacher at Plaza…

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Dobrinski selected as Lakeview’s teacher of the year

Debra Dobrinski was recently named Lakeview’s 2017-2018 teacher of the year. Dobrinski teaches fourth-grade math and science at Lakeview Elementary School. This is her 14th year of teaching and her second year in Yukon.  She taught in Weatherford for 12 years and Mustang for one year before joining the faculty in Yukon. Dobrinski remarked that…

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Price’s physical development key to success

By Michael Kinney Standing a few feet behind the three-point line, Carson Price makes for a unique sight. With his exaggerated delivery combined with his length, the Yukon shooting guard can look a little awkward when he is releasing his shot. However, Price has proven to be deceptively accurate with his perimeter game for the…

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Riley goes conservative, costs Oklahoma in CFB semifinal

By Michael Kinney PASADENA – Fortune favors the bold. It’s an old saying but one that will often pop up in the sports world when people try to put into words why teams win. When all reasoning says to be conservative, it’s the athletes and coaches who take chances that often come out on top.…

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Offenses explode in Rose Bowl classic

By Michael Kinney PASADENA – Coming into the Rose Bowl, the matchup everyone wanted to talk about was Georgia’s defense against Oklahoma’s offense. That was going to settle who would win the game in most experts’ eyes. But what no one counted on was an offensive explosion for both teams. The Sooners and Bulldogs combined…

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Obituary: Peggy Joe (Baker) Willis

Peggy Joe (Baker) Willis went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2017 while surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. Peggy was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on June 12, 1944 to the late Dale Parsons Baker and Lucy Mae (Armstrong) Mathews. Peggy was a hairdresser by trade but her…

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