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Jenks Student Wins Outstanding Teen

Jenks lifer Georgia Matlack was recently named 2018 Miss Grand Lake’s Outstanding Teen.

Matlack will next compete for the state title at the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in June. Winners continue on to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, which is the little sister to the Miss America Pageant.

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Allan Trimble to Receive Power of Influence Award

Jenks High School head coach Allan Trimble has been named the recipient of the 2017 Power of Influence Award, presented by TeamSnap. Trimble was nominated by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Presented jointly by the American Football Coaches Association and the American Football Coaches Foundation, the award will be given to Trimble at the 2018 AFCA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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Jenks Teachers of the Year

AWESOME EDUCATORS: Congratulations to Jenks Public Schools’ 2017-2018 site Teachers of the Year! They are, from left, Rachel Hughes (Southeast Elementary), Mindy Miles (Alternative Center), Elle Fowler (West Intermediate), Ashley Mackey (East Intermediate), Jacqueline Novotny (West Elementary), Emily Stewart (Freshman Academy), Lynn Goodrich (Northwest Elementary), Amy Greenhaw (High School), Erica Housley (East Elementary) and Dana Stokes (Middle School).

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Teacher Receives Money

Arvest Bank recently awarded three Greater Tulsa area teachers as winners of Arvest’s We Love OK Teachers campaign, including Jenks Northwest Elementary’s Sarah Beyer.
Beyer received $500 for supplies to further the education of her students.

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Trojan Hunter Spankowski a Top Lineman

By MIKE MOGUIN

A highlight in the 2017 season for the Jenks Trojans has been senior offensive lineman Hunter Spankowski (6-2, 270), who received preseason attention as one of the area’s top linemen. With the fact that Jenks is accustomed to fast starts going into district play, Spankowski says that the slow start this season has been a test so far. 

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Outstanding Administrator

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RECOGNIZED: Jenks East Elementary Principal Ryan Glaze holds his Flight Night Innovator Award for Outstanding Administrator, which he was awarded in September by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and Tulsa Flight Night. Glaze received the award due to the culture of creativity and imagination that he fosters at his school. With him, from left, and Xan Black, program director at Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Mandy Leemhuis, president of Tulsa Flight Night, and Rose Pixley, Jenks Public Schools director of teaching and learning.

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Preschool Offerings in South Jenks

WELCOMING VISITORS: Shayna Stubblefield, Kirk Crossing Preschool director, stands with Kirk Crossing Pastor Sean Farver at a recent open house for Kirk Crossing Preschool, which offers classes for children ages five and younger. The church’s preschool program expanded into Jenks last year. Kirk Crossing, 11420 S. James Ave., opened in Jenks in 2014 and is an extension of its Kirk of the Hills south Tulsa location at 4102 E. 61st St.

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New School Year Brings Finished Projects to Jenks

By BLAKE AUSTYN

In August, Jenks Public Schools opened Northwest Elementary, the district’s first elementary school in 26 years, and its High School Dining Hall, both in time for the 2017-2018 school year.

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Allan Trimble Stadium Dedicated in Honor of Great Coach and Leader

By MIKE MOGUIN

When Allan Trimble became the Jenks head football coach in 1996, he probably never imagined that Hunter-Dwelley Field would be renamed in his honor 21 years later.

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