The College Board has recognized Mingo Valley Christian senior Sonée Harris for her excellent academic performance with both the National African American Recognition Award and the National Hispanic Recognition Award.
An MVC student since 2nd grade, Sonée is highly regarded by both her peers and teachers, not only for her academic excellence but for her warmth and integrity. “Sonée brings an energy and a level of excellence to everything she does,” says Rachel Keeney, MVC high school history teacher. "She can get everyone laughing and having a good time, and she can just as easily lead very serious discussions. Any class she joins is better for having her in it.”
Of her time at Mingo Valley, Sonée says, “MVC has challenged me in my school work, pushing me to my fullest academic potential. The teachers and staff have prepared me to carry my work ethic to college with me. My advice [to other students] is to always put your best forward in school, even if it’s not popular or no one recognizes you for it. Hard work always pays off.”
Sonée is still deciding where she’ll attend college next year, but she knows she wants to major in marketing and communications.
Congratulations to Sonée and her family on such a remarkable achievement!
Each year the Oklahoma Bar Association hosts a Law Day Art and Writing Contest, designed to stimulate discussion and understanding of the law among young Oklahomans. This year's theme was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”
Seven MVC high school students were recognized for their efforts. The 2nd place students listed below additionally received a cash prize!
Congratulations to Mingo Valley Christian senior Amelia Cherry, who has been recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist! This high academic honor is bestowed on fewer than 1% of the nation’s 12th graders. An MVC student since kindergarten , Amelia also serves as a Citadel leader, and she’s been a student leader in National Honor Society, Key Club, and Yearbook staff. She plays the flute in the MVC instrumental ensemble, and she volunteers twice a week at a therapeutic riding center for special needs kids. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall.
How real is the risk of getting Coronavirus? Of course, for your child’s safety, you are assessing that. You are thinking all the time about this virus situation. It is a worry, and that is very real. It’s not, for you as mom or dad, mainly a scientific calculation or a political argument or a financial market reaction, but a real concern about your child or, also, an elderly grandparent or other relative. The people you love are your concern, and that’s what I want to speak to for a moment.
Mingo Valley Christian senior Jordyn Blackburn has signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Blackburn is receiving an athletic scholarship, stacked with an academic scholarship.
Daisy Woodring, a senior at Mingo Valley Christian, will attend Texas Woman’s University next year on a gymnastics and academic scholarship. She has worked diligently to reach this achievement. Daisy is one of the top students in her class, as well as a devoted gymnast, committing herself to her lifelong dream of competing in gymnastics while at college. We interviewed Daisy to get to know her and her kind spirit, as well as all about her gymnastics journey in the midst of school.
We wrapped up Spirit Week 2019 (February 25-March 1), and it was a rollicking success. Our goal was to bring in 16,000 pounds of food for John 3:16 Mission(in only one week!), so it was a delight to learn our students and families contributed 24,911 pounds of food—over TWELVE TONS!