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Baseball Spartans Hope to Overcome Injuries

By MIKE MOGUIN

Bixby is faced with detours in its baseball season as it is been hit with the injury bug.

The Spartans, 29-9 in 2016, and 5-2 as of March 18, were expected to have six starters back, a strength for the 2017 season. But at press time they are minus their two Division-I players, Tanner Griffin and Cade Cavalli, who are out with injuries.

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Bixby Schools Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to all of Bixby Public Schools’ 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year! Look for a feature article about Bixby’s District Teacher of the Year in a coming issue.

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Seniors Receive Awards

Two Bixby High School seniors have been awarded 2017 Academic All-State Awards from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence: Rachel Fisher and Jessica Shipman.
They are two of 100 winning students across the state who are top public high school seniors; they were selected from 551 nominations statewide.

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Bixby High School Student Receives Service Award

Congratulations to Bixby High School student Luke Stevenson, who recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.

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Madison Gipson a Leader on Bixby Swim Team

By MIKE MOGUIN

Aided by a crop of freshmen, the Bixby girls swim team has finished high in meets this season. The Lady Spartans took in high hopes to the Class 6A state swim meet Feb. 17-18 in Jenks.

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Bixby North to Hold Annual Fundraiser

Bixby North Elementary and Intermediate PTA is set to host its third annual Agora Spartan Craft Market fundraising event on Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in the Intermediate’s gymnasium at 7701 E. 121st St. S.
In ancient Greece, an agora was the community marketplace or public square. Similarly, the third annual Agora Spartan Craft Market will serve as its own marketplace, hosting more than 80 vendors.

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Bixby High School Teacher of the Year

Randall Briggs has been named Bixby High School’s Teacher of the Year.

Before becoming a teacher, Briggs served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. When asked what led him into teaching, he recalls walking toward a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with a group of officers including the squadron commander and asking the group a trivia question, “Does anyone know why the UH-60’s tail rotor is tilted at an angle of 20 degrees off of vertical?” No one knew, so he explained. The squadron commander told him then that he ought to be a school teacher one day.

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Bixby Swimmers Among the Best in Oklahoma

By MIKE MOGUIN

Bixby’s girls are ranked No. 8 in the state swimming poll, and if there were a poll for the east side, they would be third behind Jenks and Union.

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Bixby School Bond Brings Projects Closer

By EMILY RAMSEY

In January, the Bixby Chamber of Commerce hosted Superintendent Dr. Kyle Wood for his annual State of the District address.

Wood focused on three main points: the continued growth in student enrollment, current and future district construction projects, and finances.

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Area Rotary Exchange Program Benefits Students, Families

To shine a light on the international opportunities offered for students and local families, Trisha Kerkstra, 16-year member of Rotary Club of Tulsa, spoke at a recent Rotary Club of Bixby meeting about her family’s many years of involvement with the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship program.

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