2022 Excellence in Education Awards Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s Excellence in Education Merit and Character Awards finalists and winners*. You can click on the link to see the winners’ stories. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Excellence in Education Awards Banquet.


Elementary Merit

  • Ms. Jessica Chase, Lexington
  • Ms. Crystal Deken, Frontier
  • Ms. Kimberly A. Hewitt, Beggs
  • Ms. Katie Holdaway, Beggs
  • Ms. Abby Leonard, Duncan*
  • Ms. Jerri Loveland, White Rock
  • Ms. Ami Medley, Grove
  • Ms. Maria Wright, Bethel

Junior High Merit

High School Merit

Non-Certified Merit

Special Education Merit

Olan Isbell Merit

  • Ms. Lora Burch, Hydro-Eakly
  • Mr. Charles Burns-Lankford, Oakdale
  • Ms. Ruth Ann Ebert, Haworth
  • Ms. Nancy McCune, Beggs
  • Ms. Sharla Sharp, Covington-Douglas
  • Ms. Amy Shaw, Byng
  • Ms. Danielle Tucker, Navajo
  • Ms. Falon Wilson, Chelsea*

Teacher Character

  • Ms. Erica Carey, Crescent
  • Ms. Sonya Covalt, Woodward
  • Ms. Dalissa E Cruz, Woodward
  • Mrs. Summer Proffer, Grove*
  • Ms. Lynsie Jana’ Stay, Butner
  • Ms. Amanda Sutterfield, Roland

School Character


Diamond Apple Sponsors

Character Training Institute

Gold Apple Sponsor

  • PharmcareUSA

Silver Apple Sponsors

  • Cherokee Nation
  • Oakdale Public School
  • RT Specialty LLC & Wichita Insurance

Red Apple Sponsors

  • Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
  • Mr. Ron Brown
  • Lexington Public Schools

Teacher Sponsors

  • Ms. Esther Bell
  • Mr. Glen Cosper
  • Crescent Public Schools
  • Mr. Darryl Hatcher
  • Mr. Robert King
  • Ms. Katrina McCage
  • Mr. Tim Whaley
  • White Rock Public School

Other Donors

  • Mr. Bill Bentley
  • Mrs. Sharon O’Donnell
  • Ackerman McQueen
  • Anonymous
  • Mike and Ginger Tinney

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