The Weleetka Outlaw class of 2020 was recognized with a downtown parade Thursday afternoon. Several hundred family members and friends lined Main Street to congratulate the graduate who had so much of their senior memories distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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A special graduation ceremony was held Thursday afternoon recognizing one of the 2020 Henryetta high school graduates.
Nora Mustin, daughter of Carl and Melissa Mustin, reeived her diploma some six weeks ahead of her classmates.
Mustin has enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard and will be leaving Henryetta to take basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina in the coming days.
That necessitated the special ceremony held at the HHS gym with school board president James Williams superintendent Dwayne Noble and counselor Claudia Brownfield and high school principal Kelly Furer officiating.

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Bailey Davis Isaac Matlock Emily Smith
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Quinton Story Keaton Lollis Emma Kranz

Every year the Henryetta Education Foundation administers several thousand dollars in scholarships to deserving HHS seniors.
This year Bailey davis and Isaac Matlock were named co-recipients of the Derwood Clay award for excellence in English and linterature. Each will receive a $1,250 award through the Foundation.
Scholarships are also provided by the HHS Class of 1959, HHS Class of 1960 and the Alex Swyden awards through the All School Reunion.
Those $1,000 awards went to Keaton Lollis, Class of 1959; Emma Kranz, Class of 1960 and Emily Smith and Quinton Story, Alex Swyden award.
Normally those awards are presented as part of the annual awards program held before graduation. This year, the awards drive-up presentation will be held May 29 at 7 p.m. in front of the high school.

The Dewar high school graduating class of 2020 will be going down in history.
they were the first dhs class to hold an online graduation and the first to be featured in a parade through the town.
Thursday evening it looked as though most of the town turned out to acknowledge the start of a new life for the graduates. Led by police and fire trucks, the Dewar Dragon senior class of 2020 waved to family and friends then pulled into the school parking lot for one final time to be with each other.
A row of photo posters, one for each grad, lined the fence surrounding the elementary school and became the center for many photographs.

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May 8 is the first day for Henryetta middle school students to return their distance learning packets.
Principal Brad Wion said the students can bring their packets to the front of the middle school and place them in a bin marked with their grade level. The bins will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 Friday morning.
“Anyone who has textbooks, Chromebooks or any other school-owned property should place them in the bin marked textbooks,” he said.
For those who miss the May 8 return date, they can drop off their packets Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.