Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis made time to recognize some of our Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence's Academic All-State and Boren Mentoring Initiative mentors. The fourth from the left is Alva's own Courtney Mapes. From left: Patrick Kozik, first-year Boren Mentoring Initiative mentor; Raychel Kozik, four-year All-State Alumna mentor; President Hargis; Courtney Mapes, three-year All-State Alumna mentor; and Kate Sander, two-year All-State Alumna mentor. Throughout the academic year, mentoring requires a weekly investment of time and self in building a consistent, trusting relationship with a younger person. Mapes is a heroine for making this commitment along with her OSU academics, leadership and social life.