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In May, the Henryetta high school Knight Brigade participated in the annual National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. This week band director Alan Montgomery received a plaque honoring the band and citing their, "Outstanding Performance." Montgomery said he is delighted to have received the award but pointed out  "This award is for everyone who was involved in the experience of this DC trip. parade plaqueStudents, parents, anyone who made a donation, moving equipment, or businesses in town showing support for the band. This belongs to everyone."


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Henryetta high graduate Colten Wion received the 2019 Donald Wells Education Scholarship from American Exchange Bank this past week.
Wion, son of Brad and Debra Wion, has been working as a summer intern at American Exchange since graduating in May. He will be at the bank for four summers as a paid intern. Colten Wion
The scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Donald Wells, former American Exchange Bank President and CEO. It is a four year award worth up to $9,000.00, payable at $1,000.00 per semester with $1,000.00 given upon receipt of verification of enrollment in the first semester of college.
We are very excited to welcome Colten to the AEB Team. Our interns are a very important part of the bank’s overall plan for community involvement. Come by and see Colten and congratulate him on his graduation”, said Terri Thompson, AEB President.
cheerleader fireworks
The HHS cheerleaders are ready for the July 4th holiday. They opened their fireworks stand on East Trudgeon and US 75 Monday morning. The annual fundraiser will be helping the cheering squad with their expenses at ball games and competitions. A drawing has been set up providing customers with an opportunity to win a Moon Assortment family fun pack. Everyone spending $20 will have their names added to the drawing bowl. The winner will be announced July 3 and does not have to be present to win. Selling fireworks Monday were: juniors Kaily Slyconish, Cheyanne Thomas, Megan Counts and Alec Delacal; sophomore Madison Byroads and freshman Kirstin Espinosa. The rest of the cheerleading team are: Ava Gold and Derrick Allcock, seniors; Neecie Gillin and Taylor Shepard, juniors; Kaylee Watson, Ty Reid, Chloie Morton, Shelby Henderson and Teliya Woods, sophomores; Alyssa Macaluso, freshmen. The stand will be open from noon to 9 p.m. June 24 through 30; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 1 through 4 and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 5.
Ten area students were named to the spring president’s and dean’s honor rolls at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Named to the president’s honor roll were: Brett Cole Taylor, Beggs and Lane Pilkington, Okmulgee.
Making the dean’s honor roll were: Haley Shay Dunn and Fallon Paige Rodgers, Henryetta; Malea Shauntae Robinson, Beggs; Bailey J. Pope, Morris, Kenzie Nicole Bean, Okemah and Aubrion Banks, John Christopher Hayes and Morgan Danielle Price, all of Okmulgee.


At one time, grade schools were found in all parts of Henryetta. That ended 40 years ago but many people still remember the days when they had their own classes. Former students at Jefferson elementary gather each Memorial Day weekend to recall those days and spend time with each other. This year, the classmates met at Shoney's for lunch and lots of stories.