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Newkirk seniors recognized at awards ceremony

Press Release

Newkirk High School’s Class of 2023 were honored Tueday evening, May 9 in the school gym,

At the annual High School Senior Awards Assembly.

Valedictorian Citations: Bailey Backhaus, Brooke Backhaus, Carly Ballagh, Annalaura Rowe

and Kyson Vap

Salutatorian Citation: Ethan Vap

Oklahoma Academic Scholar: Caleb Free and Anthony Kreger

McCormick Family Scholarship: Taylor Bedore

Newkirk Education Foundation Scholarship: Bailey Backhaus and Brooke Backhaus

Anderson High Education Scholarship: Logan Smith

Bill and Katy Bliss Higher Education Scholarship: Caleb Free

Fred and Fern Kucera Memorial Scholarship: Carly Ballagh

Bob and Rosie Coffee Scholarship: Ethan Vap

Charla Randol Scholarship: Annalaura Rowe and Kyson Vap

Highpoint Partners Scholarship: Landen Vap

Kade Bergman Memorial Scholarship: Clayton Bergman

Iden Schieber Memorial Scholarship: Bailey Backhaus, Brook Backhaus and Clayton Bergman

Newkirk Lions Club: Ethan Vap

Newkirk Business Club: Carly Ballagh, Logan Smith and Ethan Vap

NOEA Scholarship: Logan Smith and Kyson Vap

Northern Oklahoma College Academic Scholarship: Caleb Free, Annalaura Rowe

NOC Freshman Regents Scholarship: Logan Smith

Kay County Retired Educators Association: Caleb Free

Roy Chaney Scholarship: Annalaura Rowe

Oklahoma Blood Institute Honor Cord: Ryan Axelson, Brooke Backhaus, Sarah Bales, Clayton

Bergman, Kaleese Hardy, Layne Mayse, Dalton Osborn, Payton St. Andrews, Logan Smith

Wyatt Stone, Landon Vap and Bailey Wever.
















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