Tiger Time and daydreams of Christmas vacation lit the sparkling eyes of Katie Kinzer and Keisha Mollin during Tiger Time on the Fun Friday episode of the Donna and Molly show.  The girls did their best to stay on task even though visions of sugar plums and Santa danced in their heads.

Check out this week’s Tiger Time news on the KUSH:

Cushing High School students are gearing up for the local stage of Poetry Outloud, a national recitation competition.  Students in several classes will be competing, in various classes, for spots in the local championship.  Last year’s winner, Gibson Giddeon, will automatically be the one to beat at this year’s competition.

Local finals will take place at 7 pm on January 14, in the high school auditorium.  The winner of this competition will move on to Districts in Stillwater, later in the semester.  State and national winners receive many prizes, including scholarships and a trip to Washington D.C.  Anyone wishing to compete or help with the competition can see Patricia Johnson, Language Arts Instructor.

The spirit of giving is spreading even more rapidly this year with the help of Cushing High School (CHS) Family Community and Career Leaders of America ( FCCLA).  Erikah Miller and Jawana Harris, advisers, wanted FCCLA members to do something special for the children in need in our Cushing community.  At first, Miller wanted to do a coat drive, but then the idea of the Angel Tree arose.  The Angel Tree looks much like a regular Christmas tree with paper ornaments in the shape of angels.  The paper ornaments list a few items that specific children need.  In Cushing, the Angel Tree was set up WalMart, local banks and Atwood’s and a few other select areas.  The local FCCLA chapter bought gifts for two boys and one girl and December 15 the group had a wrapping party.  Miller  stated  ” I wanted the students to know how it felt to give back to someone in need.”  After the gifts were wrapped they were then taken to WalMart where the Salvation Army will pick up the gifts and deliver them to the children.

The Angel Tree program is an annual event sponsored by the Salvation Army.  According to the Dallas Morning News, last year’s holiday shoppers donated more than 500,000 and spent, on average, about $75 per child.

Senior Ty Fittjhe and freshman McKenzie Stanford are this week’s student athletes.  Fittjhe is being honored for his outstanding performance on the wrestling mat while Stanford is being rewarded for her play on the basketball court.

CHS supporters of wrestling currently have a program in place named ” Adopt a Tiger” for wrestlers and the community.  Anyone who would like to adopt a wrestler for $15 will receive a T-Shirt and are welcomed to buy their wrestler Gatorade drinks at matches as part of the adoption.  To be a part of this support program, contact Tammy Fittjhe at 918-225-2986 or call the wrestling room at the high school for more information at 918-225-0114.  KUSH is bringing live coverage of as many wrestling matches as the station’s time slots allow.  To listen to high school wrestling, tune in to 1600 AM to hear Doug Baker, Trent Fittjhe and Colin Knight bring our high school wrestling matches to you live, with flair and excitement… just another fabulous reason to listen to the KUSH!

Caroline Weidey’s class has been making gingerbread houses.  These houses are helping her teach students about architecture and math and the students will take their houses home for the holidays. 

Harmony grade school is currently selling Harmony’s Fine Art of Cooking cookbooks – just in time for the holiday season… a great gift for any cook!  These are “tried and true” recipes come from faculty, staff, alumni, parents and students!  Proceeds will support reading, literacy programs and the library… and these hardback books are only $10.  To order your cookbook today contact an AR committee member at 918-225-4697

Cushing Public Schools will return to session on January 4 and CHS Tiger Time will return on January 8.  Be sure and tune in to hear the latest Tiger Tales during Tiger Time on the Donna and Molly Show live on the KUSH!