Symbols are important. What we as a people choose to recognize and honor helps determine our priorities and define what we regard as successful. When our students and educators excel, it is vital that they be recognized and serve as role models encouraging others to aspire to excellence. That is the purpose of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence’ flagship event, the annual Academic Awards Banquet.
The Foundation recognizes and honors academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools through a prestigious Awards Program. Awards to be given at the Academic Awards Banquet in May include a $1,000 scholarship to each of the 100 Academic All-State scholars selected from Oklahoma's public high school graduating seniors.
Caney Valley has been fortunate to have had numerous students receive this honor:
2001-- Haley C.
National Merit Scholars
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)–a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year–and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
Again, Caney Valley has been fortunate to have had numerous students receive National Merit honors.
National Merit Scholars:
Wendy D. (2001)
Aaron B. (2006)
National Merit Commended Scholars
Kelsey W. (2008)