Students honored at Night of Scholars and Champions

posted May 14, 2017, 7:14 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 14, 2017, 7:19 AM ]
Night of Scholars & Champions
Several BHS students were recognized on May 9, 2017 at the inaugural Examiner-Enterprise Night of Scholars and Champions sponsored by Patriot GMC Hyundai and held at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Henry Williams and Melody Brown-Clark were semi-finalists for Student of the Year, a title claimed by Abigail Hales, while A.J. Archambo was named the male Student Athlete of the Year.
Examiner-Enterprise (E-E) Publisher Matt Tranquil and Patriot GMC Hyundai dealer Tatton Manning decided to initiate the program about a year ago. Truity Credit Union was another major sponsor, Arvest Bank sponsored a VIP reception, and Cable One was a media sponsor. Husky Portable Containment sponsored the Mark Gibson Band as entertainment. Keynote speakers at the event were former OU and NFL stars Joe Washington and Greg Pruitt. 

Henry Williams & Melody Brown-Clark
Over the past months, the paper selected almost three dozen Student Athletes of the Month and sixteen Students of the Month. On Tuesday night, 
Bruins Henry Williams and Melody Brown-Clark were named semi-finalists for Student of the Year, and received $250 and $500 scholarships from Phoenix Insurance. 

BHS senior Abigail Hales was named the 2017 Examiner-Enterprise and Patriot GMC Hyundai Student of the Year. She received a 2017 Hyundai Elantra automobile, $2,000 in cash from the Examiner-Enterprise, and $500 in gas from Phillips 66.

Hales has a 4.22 weighted GPA and is a National Merit Finalist. She is the daughter of Robert Hales, who raised Abby and her four siblings after their mother died when Abby was quite young.  She drives her younger siblings to their extracurricular activities, and now she can do that in a new car, which she received from Tatton Manning, dealer at Patriot GMC Hyundai (pictured below).

Tatton Manning and Abigail Hales

It’s a lot newer than a lot of other things I’ve ever driven, I was very surprised,” Hales said. “I’m really grateful to Patriot and Tatton for being able to donate this and being able to get this.”

At BHS she has been involved in a variety of activities including National Honor Society, Student Council, Debate, and Youth Court. She was also a member of the BHS volleyball team. Abby enjoys reading, choir, and playing soccer. She has served as a youth camp leader and is the female youth group president at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is also a Girl Scout.
AJ Archambo
Bruin A.J. Archambo received a $1,250 scholarship as the male Student Athlete of the Year. The Examiner-Enterprise's Mike Tupa wrote, "Archambo starred in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) — and was a major contributor to the success of each team. In football, he became one of the state’s elite receivers; he scored the second-most points per game for the basketball team, which didn’t win a game after he left with a season-ending injury. And, in baseball, he excelled as a pitcher, third baseman and offensive force during an incredible turnaround."

Congratulations to all of the students recognized at this community event!