YLOK CLASS 17
Forty-nine upcoming high school seniors from across the state graduated from Youth Leadership Oklahoma’s Class 17 Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
A class is selected each year through a competitive process based on proven leadership, geographic, ethnic and cultural diversity. Selected students participate in a week-long trip across the state of Oklahoma where they learn about Oklahoma’s history, culture, issues and leaders where they begin to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for our state. YLOK was created in 2001 with the mission to develop in young leaders a hope, pride and a responsibility for Oklahoma’s future. Over 800 students have participated in this one of a kind program. Leadership Oklahoma’s CEO is Dr. Marion Paden and the Youth Director for Leadership Oklahoma is Lee Anne Stone.
The weeklong program began in Oklahoma City at the Gaylord Pickens Home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and concluded at the Oklahoma History Center. Other locations visited throughout the week included Norman, Lawton, Tecumseh, Tulsa, Stillwater, and Enid. At each location, YLOK Class 17 learned about Oklahoma’s resources, issues and treasures, met with state leaders and further developed their own leadership skills.
The following is a list of the YLOK Class 17 Graduates and their respective high schools:
Michael Albright, Stillwater High School; Jae Anthony-Wilson, Charles Page High School; Lakelynn Anderson, Stratford High School; Alessia Antuono, Lone Grove High School; Katelyn Bishop, Stillwater High School; Grant Braught, Duncan High School; Jade Claxton, Durant High School; Katherine Cockreham, Woodward High School; Jori Cowley, Vinita High School; Elizabeth Dillingham, Enid High School; Grace Dillingham, Enid High School; Price Dillingham, Enid High School; Macey Drullinger, Metro Christian Academy; Darcey Drullinger, Metro Christian Academy; Natalie Evans, Claremore High School; Moe Fawad, Norman High School; Jade Fernandez, Bixby High School; Bailey Fortenbaugh, Lawton Eisenhower High School; Katy Garn, Norman High School; Alex Gray, Bishop McGuinness High School; Ty Grayson, Noble High School; Daytona Gregory, Binger-Oney High School; Chelsea Guo, Edmond Santa Fe High School; Brody Hedges, Seiling High School; Madi Hight, Lawton High School; Katherine Horne, Owasso High School; Lily Jackson, Homeschool; Raegan Kennedy, Lawton MacArthur High School, Eliza Kent, Homeschool; Coby Kirkland, Duncan High School; Allie McMurry, Bishop Kelley High School; Tahirah Naidu, Heritage Hall High School; Josephine Nwankwo, Putnam City North High School; Julie Owen, Alva High School; Ryan Rasnic, Norman North High School; Ethan Renner, Deer Creek High School; Brad Robinson, Ponca City High School; Carolina Rubio-Regalado, Booker T. Washington High School; Avani Smith, Classen School of Advanced Studies; Neely Spears, Norman North High School; Cooper Sperle, Clinton High School; McKenna Stroud, Norman High School; Josh Swanson, Cache High School; Quincy Taylor, Plainview High School; Sydney Vu, Classen School of Advanced Studies; Alex Walls, Miami High School; Hayden Winter, Chisholm High School; Sophie Wortham, Westmoore High School; Will Yadon, Woodward High School