Two high school seniors, two instructors and one support staff person were honored at the April Business After School reception held Monday at the Chamber of Commerce in Cushing.
The two CHS seniors honored were Bryan Timothy Stump and Morgan Green.
Bryan is the son of Erin and Tim Stump. He has an older brother, Kevin and a younger sister, Megan. He is currently serving as the student body president at CHS and is the vice-president of the National Honor Society. Bryan enjoys playing tennis and golf. He also attends the First Baptist Church in Cushing. CHS principal Jim Lauerman had this to say about Bryan: “Bryan is an exemplary student and just an all around excellent kid.”
Bryan thanked the Chamber saying, “This is an honor – thank you.”
Morgan Green is the daughter of Paul and Shelly Green and the sister to Taylor. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is extremely involved at the First Baptist Church in Cushing. She works at Baker Pharmacy – a job she really enjoys. She is also a hospice volunteer. Lauerman also spoke highly of Morgan saying, “Morgan is another outstanding student. She is an office aide and is right at the top of the heap.”
Two were honored as Teacher of the Month due to the fact they work “hand in hand.” Judy Payne and Linda M. Scribner are both counselors at CHS and according to Lauerman they are “two of the hardest working ladies you will ever meet.” Athletic director Barry Patterson echoed Lauerman’s sentiments by saying “they are the absolute best.”
Judy Payne said she loves to golf and garden. She enjoys visiting with friends and family and in her spare time loves to sew. She attends the Baptist church. Judy said her greatest joy as a teacher is to see the light come on in a student’s eye when they finally get a skill or concept that they have struggled with. “The expression of ‘I got it’ is great because they refused to give up on themselves.” Judy said she originally moved to Cushing in the 70s “for three years.”
“I really like this place [Cushing],” Judy said. “This is a great honor.”
Linda M. Scribner has one son William, age 23. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, gardening, reading and camping. She is active at United Methodist Church in Drumright, a Liturgist and a committee member for Tomorrow’s Leaders through the Chamber of Commerce. She said her greatest joy in her job is seeing her students grow and succeed.
“I love Cushing,” Linda said. “I work with amazing people and really great students.”
Support staff person of the month is Neta Houston. She has one daughter and one son. She enjoys making quilts in her spare time and is a member of the General Assembly Church of the First Born. Neta said if she could travel anywhere, she would go to Ireland. “I would love to go there!” she said. One of the greatest joys of her job is when she sees kids around town and they greet her with, “Hey Miss Neta!”
Alan Joplin, bus driver supervisor, had this to say about Neta: “Neta is a unique individual. I love her work ethic. When I ask for volunteers, Neta is always there. She has a good relationship with students and other drivers.”
Each month through out the school year, the Cushing Chamber of Commerce honors two CHS seniors – one boy and one girl – one teacher and one support staff person.