Promoting and Encouraging Academic Excellence
Grove Education Foundation for Excellence

2012 Top Scholars


Niomi Beebe

Beebe

Parents:  Delita and Phillip Cohen, David Beebe

College:  Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Major:  Non- Destructive Testing / Quality Control

Favorite subject: Jazz Choir

Advanced classes:   Pre-Ap English 1, Pre-AP English 2, Ap language and Composition, Ap Anatomy and Physiology, Math Analysis, AP American History, AP Literature,

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Ms. Rebekah

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Vann

            Mid School:  Mrs. Nielsen

            High School:  Mr. Davis

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  My home-school teacher Ms.Rebekah left the biggest impact because she taught me how  to keep my focus on my work and not become distracted.

Teacher who encouraged you:  Mrs. Vann pushed me to reach my full potential in every subject  , because she saw how smart I was and the things I could accomplish .

Example of someone that has sinspired you:  Mrs. Hale nominated me to go to a NYLSC  conference in Tulsa. I went to the conference and learned valuable tools on how to be successful in my educational career.

Impact of GEFFE:  Many of the classes I have been in have received grants for new calculators  or lab equipment , which enhanced the learning process.

Other comments:  Grove Public schools have given me opportunities to improve my education and get the most out of my time spent at school. The community of Grove really does strive to give its students the best education possible.

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Lloyd C Brewer

Brewer

Parents:  Dawn and Randle Brewer

College:  Starting at Northeastern State University, then transferring to University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK

Major:  Architectural Engineering

Favorite class/subject: A.P Physics C-Mechanics

Advanced classes:  OSSM AP Calculus BC, OSSM AP Physics C-Mechanics, Pre-AP English I, Pre-AP English II, AP Language and Composition, Math Analysis, Independent Scientific Research

Who was your favorite teacher?

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Cash

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Bailey

            Mid School:  Mr. Trumbull

            High School:  Mrs. Johnston

What teacher(s) had the biggest impact on your education:  Mrs. Cash had the biggest impact on my education because of her sense of humor. She had many fun activities that made me excited about school.

Teacher that really encouraged you:  Mrs. Smith believed in and encouraged me by helping me become competent enough in math to get accepted into OSSM this past year.

Someone that really inspired you to be the excellent student you are today:  Mrs. Fracek inspired me by helping me to revise my essays. Her critical perspective helped me realize what takes to succeed in the real world.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has affected my education immensely. In second grade, my class received a grant to purchase an online story writing program that changed the way I viewed English.

Other comments:  Without the support of GEFFE and the Grove community, our school would not have the education system it has today.

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Dallas Brixey

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Name: Dallas Brixey

Parents:  Cher and Dusty Brixey

College:  University of Central Oklahoma

Major:  Business Management

Favorite subject:  Calculus

Advanced classes:  AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, Math Analysis, Anatomy and Physiology, Calculus, College Algebra.

Favorite teacher:

   Lower Elementary: 

   Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Harper

   Mid School:  Mrs. Amos

   High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Fracek has had a huge impact on my education.   If it wasn’t for her always pushing us to work our hardest and earn our grades, I wouldn’t have the English skills I have today.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Smith really believed in me and encouraged me.  When I am feeling frustrated with math, she is very helpful.  She always tries her hardest to make sure I understand what I am doing.

Example of someone who has inspired you:  My parents have both inspired me to do my best.  I have been taught that anything below an A is unacceptable.   Because of that, I have always maintained a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher.

Impact of GEFFE:  My math class received a GEFFE grant for calculators.  Thanks to these calculators we can go much more into depth when it comes to Calculus and Math Analysis.

Other comments:  I am so thankful that we have an excellent program like this to help our school system out financially.   It is a wonderful organization.

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Seth Carper

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Name: Seth Carper

Parents:  Sam and Kathy Carper

College:  University of Central Oklahoma

Major:  Mathematics Education

Favorite subject: English Literature and Composition

Advanced classes:  AP Calculus, Math Analysis, Anatomy and Physiology, AP English I and II, and AP English Literature and Composition.

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Howerton

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Carper!

            Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas

            High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Howerton; she laid down the firm foundation for my mathematics education.

 Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Fracek could not have been more inspiring. She is a true teacher.

Example of something that has inspired you:  Speaking of inspiring, I learned at an early age from my dad (who is a teacher) that the only person who can limit you is yourself. I try not to limit myself.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has been a major (and one of the few) contributors to our band. This may not be what was meant by "education" (though it most definitely is education), but I'd like to take this opportunity to speak for all of us in the GHS band and say thank you. It has been much needed and much appreciated.

Other comments:  I'm honored to live in a community that cares.

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Robyn Ehrie

Ehrie

Parents: Robert and Alice Ehrie

College :NEO A&M

Major: Anthropology

Favorite class/subject: History

Advanced classes: AP Literature, College Algebra, AP Language and Composition, AP American History, Anatomy,

Who was your favorite teacher?

     Lower Elementary: Mrs. Burger

     Upper Elementary: Mrs. Haas

     Mid School: Mrs. Crouch

     High School: Mr. Sadler

What teacher has had the biggest impact: My third grade teacher, Mr. Flamisch. He was the first person to tell me that I am a good writer.

A teacher that really encouraged you: I think all of my teachers have believed in me and my ability to succeed as an adult.

Example of someone that really inspired you to be the excellent student you are today: Mr. Sadler is so passionate about history that it's kind of contagious. I didn't want to let him down, so I tried harder than ever and I learned so much.

How has GEFFE impacted your education?  A few of my classes received GEFFE grants. Most of the grants provided the classrooms with Smartboards. These boards allowed us to be more hands on in our learning. Often it made it easier to really comprehend. I am a visual person, so having that was a huge advantage.

Other comments:  I have never felt anything but safe in our schools and our community. I'm truly blessed to have moved to Grove.

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Sara Elizabeth Green

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Parents:  Kevin and Julie Green

 College:  Northeastern A&M College and then transfer to Oklahoma State University

 Major:  Pharmacy

 Favorite subject: Mrs. Smith's Alg. II Class

 Advanced classes:  AP English I, II, III, AP American History, and Math Analysis

 Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Poe-2nd grade

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Harper-5th grade

            Mid School:  Mrs. Crouch-8th Grade

            High School:  Mrs. Smith

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Fasino, Freshman AP English taught me the joys of creative writing and much more.

Teacher who encouraged you:  Mr. Mcgough he always seemed to be interested in what I did, whether  it was sports or my agricultural endevors.  Never once did he mock me, or make me feel belittled.

Example of something that has inspired you:  My mom who is a teacher would be the person that comes to mind.  She has always encouraged my sister and I to keep our grades up and take the harded classes which will help prepare us for college. My parents have also encouraged us to take advantage of all possibilities and to get involved in activities which would help open our minds to the world.

Impact of GEFFE:  When I was in 3rd grade my mom was the art teacher. She received a GEFFE grant for $800.00 and  was able to buy many art posters and books that we got to use in class.

Other comments:  GEFFE is a well respected organization who helps bring in many new creative ideas and projects in to our school.  

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Lacey Jobe

Jobe

Parents:  Randy & Shelley Jobe

College:  Missouri Southern State University

Major:  Biology

Favorite subjectl Biology & Art

Advanced classes::  NEO Concurrent Enrollment Math Analysis, AP English (3 years), AP Environmental Science, & AP American History. Honor Classes: Anatomy, Independent Scientific Research, Math Analysis

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Kerr

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Watson

            Mid School:  Mr. Trumble

            High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  I can't pick just one teacher, all of them have influenced my life in a positive way. :)

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Fracek has encrouaged me to strive to be the best I can be, and has always been uplifting along the way.

Example of something that has inspired you:  My family has always encouraged me to trust in God,  do the best I can, and not limit my dreams.

Other comments:  Our community has always been my home, and they have been there through out all my achievements, encouraging me along the way.

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Alyssa Linn

 

Parents:  Robert and Lisa Linn

 College:  Northeastern State

 Major:  Health & Human Performance

 Favorite subject:  AP English

 Advanced classes:  AP English

 Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Reed

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. West

            Mid School:  Mrs. Dodson

            High School:  Mr. Pierce

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Fracek because she pushed me to be a better student.

Teacher who encouraged you:  Mr. Pierce is one of the main teachers who have always encouraged me to do my best.

Example of someone who has inspired you:  My parents have both inspired me to be a great student.  They always give me praise for excelling in my academics.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has helped put the smart boards in almost all of my classrooms.   These are great tools that help enhance our learning.

Other comments:  I would like to thank GEFFE for all the help and hard work they have done for Grove Public Schools.

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Robert Masri

Name: Robert Masri

Parents:  Rami and Benee Masri

College:  University of Oklahoma

Major:  Business

Favorite subject:  Science

Advanced classes:  Four years of AP English, College Algebra I, AP Calculus

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Manning

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Bailey

            Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas

            High School:  Mr. Sadler

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  I believe that Mrs. Fracek had the biggest impact on my education during my time at Grove.  She pushed me to be the best I could be, and taught me that hard work pays off.

Teacher who encouraged you:  Mrs. Smith has always believed that I could understand and master all of the difficult mathematical concepts that she threw at me, even when I didn’t believe it myself.

Example of someone that has inspired you:  Mr. Sadler really inspired me to be an excellent student because of his dedication to his job and unprecedented work ethic.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has made my life so much easier with their donation of the laptop cart.   The laptop became almost a necessity when it came time to put our project together in ISR.

Other comments:  I would like to thank GEFFE for all they have done for my education at Grove Public Schools.  They have made my education at Grove reach its fullest potential.

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 Bretton Medlin

Name:  Bretton Medlin      

Parents:  Tyson and Kari Medlin    

College:   University of Tulsa    

Major:   Pre Med/Biology    

Favorite subject:   Anatomy/Physiology   

Advanced classes:  AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, AP Calculus, Chemistry II, Anatomy and Physiology, Math Analysis, College Algebra, College 1483 to Civil War American History, College Civil War to Present American History, College Psychology.     

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Sabra Pierce     

            Upper Elementary:  Linda Clouse     

            Mid School:  Susan Thomas     

            High School:   Jeanne Smith    

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  The teacher that has had the strongest impact on me is Jeanne Smith, because she has taught me for three years and knows what I am capable of. She knows where she can push me and just how to do it.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  I would have to say the teacher that believed in me and pushed me the most would be Keli Steen. While taking her science fair class I was pushed to do more than I thought was capable.

Example of someone who has inspired you:  There are many people that inspire me to be who I am today. Many people throughout the GEFFE inspire me. I want to be a successful and contributary member of society just like so many people I am involved with. 

Impact of GEFFE:  One thing that has directly affected me is the purchase of many microscopes. In middle school I did a science fair project in which I had to use one, and it made a tremendous difference! I am so thankful I had those for my use.  

Other comments:   I think GEFFE is an incredible organization composed of many incredible people. It takes special people to work this hard to accomplish the numerous goals they have set. They do an excellent job of raising money for the school. This helps kids receive a better education, which helps to ensure everyone’s future!

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Sheena Mitchell

Mitchell

Parents:  Tonjia Lorenz & Jimmie Bauer

College:  OSU-IT, then OSU

Major:  Culinary Arts at OSU-IT then Restaurant & Business Management at OSU

Favorite class/subject: Math

Advanced classes:  Pre AP English 1, Pre AP English 2, AP English Language and Composition and AP Calculus AB

Favorite teacher

                Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Manning

                Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Walters

                Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas

                High School:  Mr. Pierce

 Teacher who has impacted your education:  Mrs. Perryman.  She believes in me, she encourages me to do what I dream.

Teacher that really believed in you and encouraged you:  Mrs. Perryman has encouraged me to follow my dreams.  She encouraged me to apply to colleges to further my culinary arts career and was very excited for me when I was accepted.

Impact of GEFFE on your education: GEFFE has provided many things to the school.  I especially appreciate the books in the library that I love to read!!!

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Sara Nix

Parents:  Marc and Tammy Gray

College:  Undecided

Major:  Occupational Therapy

Favorite subject:  AP English

Advanced classes:  AP English, Math Analysis, Independent Scientific Research, AP History, Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite teacher:

   Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Watts

   Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Carnes

   Mid School:  Mrs. Crouch

   High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  I am an aide at the ECC and Julie Bloss and the staff there have had a huge impact on my life.   They are encouraging and eager to help me discern my future.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Steen is a teacher that has driven me to succeed.  She is very supportive and thorough in teaching.  Being in her class has helped develop lifelong tools.

Example of someone that has inspired you:  My Mom has always stressed the value of education and the importance of doing your best.  She has given me constant encouragement, no matter what my venture.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has supplied many classes with tools, books and technology.  GEFFE helped my Anatomy class by supplying dissecting tools; those labs really helped me understand basic anatomy.

Other comments:  GEFFE has helped supply tools to advance my education.  By receiving those donations, it has helped me to recognize that there are many people in my community that care about my education and want to see us excel.

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Spencer Pogue

 Parents:  David and Peggy Pogue

 College:  Oklahoma State University

 Major:  Fine Arts

 Favorite subject: Literature

Advanced classes::  NEO Concurret, all AP maths and language courses.

Favorite teacher:

   Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Holt

   Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Clouse

   Mid School:  Mr. Trumble

   High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  My English teachers, Mrs. Fracek, Mrs. Fasano, and Mr. Pierce for seeing my potential and encouraging me to pursue my talents.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Clouse because she allowed me to explore my interests and supported my achievements.

Example of something that has inspired you:  My sister, Margaret, because she would not tolerate idocracy.

Impact of GEFFE:  The teacher's smart boards are an amazingly convenient teaching tool.

Other comments:  Every day I see examples of extreme effort put forth by those around me.

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Chelsea Cheyanne Poindexter


 Parents:  Becky Poindexter

College:  OSU

Major:  Microbiology

Favorite subject: Art

Advanced classes:  Pre AP English I & II, AP English I, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Math Analysis ( an NEO course)

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Getts

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Wagoner

            Mid School:  Mrs. Masterson

            High School:  Mrs. Duff

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Fracek is the teacher who has had the biggest impact on my education. She has brodened my literary intelect.

Teacher who encouraged you:  Mrs. Johnson spent extra one on one time teaching me in a way that I could understand and believe that I could do anything I set my mind to.

Example of someone who has inspired you:  My brother was a very diligent student, and his accomplishments formed my desire to be an excellent student, as well. Our parents expect excellence.

Impact of GEFFE:  I am an art student who benifited from the grant providing clay for my class. One of my passions is art.

Other comments:  I am honored to be a student of Grove High School where leadership in our administration has been awarded on a state level. I am very thankful for GEFFE recongnizing our accomplishments as a top scholar. 

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Stephanie Routh

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 Parents:  Steve and Shirley

 College:  Northeastern State University

 Major:  Art Education or Interior Design

 Favorite subject:  Art

 Advanced classes:  Pre-AP English 2, AP Language and Compostion, AP English Literature, AP American History, Anatomy and Physiology, and Math Analysis

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  Mrs. Poe

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Flynn

            Mid School:  Mrs. Amos

            High School:  Mrs. Duff

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mrs. Poe, Mrs. Brixey and Mrs. Duff have made the biggest impact throughout my time in school, they have been those teachers who have done anything and everything to make sure that we get the best education possible.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Duff has been one of the most supportive and influencial teachers in my life. She has always encouraged me to do my best in not only art but whatever I am interested in.

Example of someone that has inspired you:  My parents for the most part are the ones who have really pushed me to be the best I can be. Also having such great teachers throughout school have allowed me to become the person I am today.

Impact of GEFFE:  GEFFE has given several grants to most of the classes I haven taken in high school. I know that without these grants we would not be as up to date on the technology in the classrooms and without GEFFE most of our art projects would have never been able to come alive.

Other comments:  I would like to thank GEFFE for all that they have given our school and I hope that with their help Grove Public Schools will continue to grow.

 

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Ben Tate

 Parents:  Sherry Tate

College:  The University of Oklahoma

Major:  Business

Favorite subject: Math

Advanced classes:  OSSM AP Calculus BC, OSSM AP Physics C, AP Literature, AP Language and Composition, Pre-AP English 1&2, Chemistry 1&2, College Algebra (NEO concurrent enrollment),

Favorite teacher:

   Mid School:  Mrs. Crouch

   High School:  Mr. McGough

Teacher who has impacted you the most:  Mr. Radebaugh and Mr. Miller (OSSM Professors) have impacted my education the most because they push me the hardest and have taught me time management.

Teacher who has encouraged you:  Mrs. Fasano always gave me encouraging notes on my papers and would always be willing to stay after class to help me with whatever I needed.

Example of someone who has inspired you:  Mrs. Johnston, my chemistry teacher, inspired me everyday just by her imense knowledge of chemistry. She literally knew everything about it.

Impact of GEFFE:  Almost every class I've been in at the high school has had a smart board in it and it really makes it easier for the teacher to connect with the students and more efficiently educate them.

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Katlyn Tidwell

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Name: Katlyn Tidwell

Parents:   Dr. Richard and Gina Tidwell

College:  Northeastern State University

Major:  Elementary Education

Favorite class/subject: English

Advanced classes:  AP and Pre-AP English 1-4, AP American History, Honors Anatomy, Honors Math Analysis

Favorite teacher:

            Lower Elementary:  I was not here for these grades

            Upper Elementary:  Mrs. Harper

            Mid School:  Mrs. Thomas

            High School:  Mrs. Fracek

Teacher having the biggest impact:  Mrs. Harper really impacted my education by showing me that learning could be fun and something to be looked forward to.

Teacher that really encouraged you:  Mrs. Fracek really encouraged me through my writing and English class.

Examples of someone that really inspired you:  My brother work hard at school and inspired me a lot because now he is doing something he loves.

Impact of GEFFE on your education:  If you have you been in a class that received a grant from GEFFE, please tell us how that grant affected your education. Almost all of my classes have received a grant, and each grant improved my education a lot.

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Felicia Wooten
 

Parents:  Denise Wooten  

College: Northeastern State University

Major:  Biology or Chemistry (Dental Field)

Favorite class/subject: Math

Advanced classes:  AP English (3 years), AP American History, Math Analysis, NEO Concurrent Enrollment in College Algebra, Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite teacher

   Lower Elementary: Mrs. Pierce
   Upper Elementary: Mrs. Flynn
   Mid School: Mrs. Burleson
   High School: Mr. Pierce

Teacher(s) who had the biggest impact:  It's really hard to just choose one teacher, because throughout school I have had so many teachers help me. But a few that stick out are: Mr. Pierce, Mrs. Bloss, Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Lovelady, and Mrs. Cohen

Teacher who really believed in you and encouraged you:   Mr. Pierce has helped me so much this past year with schooling, and even helped me with my relationship with God.

A person who has inspired you to be the excellent student you are today?  My mom has been there through everything, she has taught me right from wrong, and to strive to be the best I can be. I am so thankful for that.

How has GEFFE impacted your education? After being in a computer class every four years, I have realized how much GEFFE has helped in my computer education. They have purchased scanners, software, etc. 

 

 

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