2016 Cushing High School Scholarship Recipients Submitted by Janie Escott Rogers, Scholarship Chairman

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Alumni Association Submitted Photo 

 Zane Amon
 
            Though Zane Amon’s passion is music, he is far from a one note wonder. His grade point average of 3.91 suggests that he is also committed to his studies which include AP classes in English, History, Physics and Music Theory of course.
He is the Drum Major in the Cushing High School band, as well as a percussionist. His list of musical awards and honors is extensive and range from Cimarron Valley Honor band to his performance at Carnegie Hall with the CHS concert band.
As if music and studies weren’t enough to keep this young intellect occupied, he is also a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Tomorrow’s Leaders.
As is often the case, music goes hand in hand with another of the performing arts; acting. In 2014, while a drama student, he played Sonny in the CHS production of Grease.  
Zane is a Cushing Regional Food Bank volunteer, Cushing Dugout Club volunteer, Cushing Public Schools Technology volunteer and Cushing Fast Break Club volunteer. He worships with his family, Don and Melissa Amon, at the First United Methodist Church.
Best wishes to this future CHS alumnus as he plans on attending UCO in Edmond, where he will major in music, and minor in theatre.

 Alumni Association Submitted Photo

Alumni Association Submitted Photo

Ribbin Anderson
 
            While this young lady possesses impressive academic statistics, a 3.43 grade point average, two Merit Awards, one Hustle Award, one Work Ethic Award, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce student of the month awards, attendant at Girl’s State, and Home Coming Queen, she is also a three sport letterman with awards in fast and slow pitch softball and track.
            In her spare time, she is a Wrestling Matmaid, and a member of Tomorrow’s Leader, and the FCA, when she’s not working as a cashier and cook at Naifeh’s Deli & Grill or extensively involved in her church.  
            The real story of Ribbin, though, is her unwavering Christian faith; a faith that has brought her through more adversity than most adults have seen in their entire lives.
            “I moved five years ago, I say moved, but I actually walked from Drumright to Cushing. I walked in and out of six homes, accepted, not accepted, loved, not loved, and sometimes bed or no bed.” Ribbin wrote in her Scholarship Application Biography.
            She said that sometimes after executing her crazy, busy schedule she goes home saying “I can’t” only to wake up the following morning saying, “I can!”  
            She attributes her success to her devotion to God. She plans on attending a Christian college and witnessing at every opportunity.