Hooper, a recent graduate of the SWTC practical nursing program, plans to continue her education as she works toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing and ultimately certification as a nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner.
A graduate of Sam Houston High School in San Antonio, Texas and the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor’s degree in health and fitness, Hooper received one of the attendance awards at the practical nursing graduation. Her attendance record ranked at 98 percent.
She and her husband Nikia Hooper, are the parents of five and one-half month old Nikia Hooper, Jr. and nine-year old nephew Sean.
Bennight graduated from Frederick High School and is a freshman at WOSC where she has been a member of the Student Senate and an officer in Phi Theta Kappa. She is pursuing a degree in biology.
In high school where she ranked in the top 10 in her graduating class, she was a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Varsity Choir, the Spanish Club and Health Occupations Students of America.
On the track and basketball team, she was the Great Plains Technology Center Student of the Year, Oklahoma State Capitol page and Rotary Student of the Month.
Bennight’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. James Bennight.
Road Show Scholarships are awarded each spring to students who would benefit financially and who possess an outstanding training, education and employment history.
The goal of the scholarships is to provide funds to deserving individuals in pursuit of training for successful careers while acknowledging that their employment by business and industry will contribute to the economy of the area.
The Altus Breakfast Club is a group of civic leaders who meet each Thursday morning to discuss local, state and national issues. The money for the two scholarships was taken from proceeds from the Road Show 2007 review held last fall.
The show, which has become an annual event, is a minstrel-type production that pokes fun at local citizens. Members of the club participate in the show and host the event.