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Homecomings, school activities highlight the end of 2019


January 10, 2020

1. Drue Washburn presented on the Quilts of Valor presentation. Veterans presented with quilts were (from left, front row) Monte Lopshire, Max Leslie, Leroy Buckley, Dale Dunnigam, Forrest Nelson; (back row) Eric Swart, Patsy Lynn Cook, Richard Knoll, David Like, Arthur Britcher, Joseph Kopf. 2. The Miss Cinderealla Pageant winners are (from left) Miss Cherokee Joslyn Clem, fourth runner-up; Miss Alva Kylee Harzman, interview winner and second runner-up; Miss Perry Carli Seabolt, Miss Cinderella 2019 and talent winner; Miss Woodward MaKenzie Miller, first runner-up; Miss Laverne Jimmi Winn, third runner-up; and Miss Burlington Lauren Lagos, Miss Congeniality. Photo by Desiree Morehead 3. Addiann Weber (front) and Isabella Ramirez (behind) play their flutes in the Alva band concert. Photo by Desiree Morehead 4. Ethan Ruhl and Mason Orcutt operate the robot for the Alva Robotics team during the Heartland BEST competition in Alva.5. Kelan Penco features his uncle and Alva High School graduate Dustin McDermott, MD in this Veteran's Day display at the Alva Middle School. Photo by Marione Martin 6. Kaycie Shelton plays "Clara" and sang a vocal solo in the Nutcracker. Photo by Desiree Morehead 7. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet youngsters as they make their way to the Holtzclaw pocket park where Santa took gift requests and posed for photos. Photo by Marione Martin 8.In front is Harper Isenbart who played Sue Snowman in "The Greatest Snowman" with all of Alva's second-grade classes. Photo by Desiree Morehead 9. Karen Koehn, counselor at Northwest Technology, discusses careers and plays a game of bingo with Lincoln students on Career Day. Photo by Marione Martin 10. After the unveiling of the new name, NWOSU President Dr. Janet Cunningham (left) stands with members of the Ryerson family. From left are Cunningham, Lynn Bassett, John Ryerson, Kathryn Ryerson, Madeline Ryerson, Amy Ryerson, Julia Witherington and Richard Ryerson. Photo by Marione Martin 11. Ranger Royalty crowned at halftime Saturday are Queen Adriana Guel of Los Angeles, California, and King Sam Gentry of Corpus Christi, Texas. Photo by Trey Lunn 12. Liberty Bird (back row, left) was named Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2020 during the annual Miss Northwestern competition on Sunday, Nov. 3. Emma Eckhardt was named Miss Northwestern's Star 2020 (front row). Libby Williams (right) was crowned as Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen 2020. 13. Ladybug Lexie Reihm scores the right handed lay-up in a game vs Perry High School. Photo by Trey Lunn 14. Alva Goldbugs Garret Ritter and Payton Jones are crowned Homecoming King and Queen during the homecoming game verus Perry High School. Photo by Trey Lunn 15. The most terrifying and otherwise noteworthy families singled out in the Spook Parade costume contest were – Scariest: Hocus pocus, Sanderson Family; Prettiest: Rialto, Thomas Family; Funniest: Pac Man, Brown Family; Most Original: Johnny Depp, JBradt Family. Photo by Trey Lunn 16. "Beat Perry!" shout Alva High School freshmen from their Area 51 class float during the AHS homecoming parade. Photo by Trey Lunn

Looking back at the last quarter of 2019, both Alva High School and NWOSU held homecoming festivities in October. November brought veterans ceremonies and the dedication of an NWOSU building. December was dominated by Christmas concerts and presentations.


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