CHS seniors Baleigh Seymour and Evan Rhodd were the special guests on the Donna and Molly Show, Friday, Jan. 15th during Tiger Time.

Both students have spent most of their lives in Cushing and are looking forward to graduating in the spring.  Evan admitted to being a bit nervous prior to getting on mic, but soon discovered it was easier than he thought and has promised to return.  As for Baleigh, she promised to return not once, but twice!  Both were very polite and cordial and did a good job of telling listeners about the latest happenings at CHS.

Here’s the latest update:

The local finals of the National Poetry Outloud Competition took place last Thursday evening.  The winner of the competition will move on to Districts, in Stillwater, later in the semester.  State and antional winners receive many prizes, including scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C.

While Perry Maroons won the Cushing Wrestling Tournament, CHS had two senior champions and were awarded the third place trophy.  Senior Ty Fittje and Josh Myers both won gold medals.  In basketball, the men and women are competing strongly and were gearing up for a game that night.

Prom committee meetings are already underway in order to make several crucial decisions.  This year’s theme will be Under the Sea.  If anyojne from the community would like to volunteer decorating time, door prizes, or set building skills, you can contact Julie Puls at the high school.

Wrestling Homecoming Court has been announced, although it is still a bit unclear as to when Homecoming is for Tiger wrestlers.  Those vying for queen are: Brenna Winterbottom, Abby Baumert and Haydan Daves, Allison Pitts and Molly Hough.  King candidates are Ty Fittje, Garrett Evans, Karson Knight, Josh Myers, Chris Hartshorn and Adam Worden.

Basketball Homecoming Court consists of king candidates Tim McCool, Tyler Farley, DJ McKinny and Tyler Sneed with queen candidates Krista Smith, Whitney Linder, Shayla Gabbard and Alyssa Huff.  The flower girl is Kinsey Smith and the crown bearer will be Kolby Smith.

Freshman, Katelyn Patterson was selected to compete in this year’s Women’s All State Junior High Choir competition.  To be admitted into the competition the girls have to audition, learn six new songs and re-audition.  The entire process takes a total of three days and on average about 3,000 girls try out.  Before returning home on Saturday (Jan. 16), Patterson will learn if she was awarded an All-State title.

Fifteen staff members at CHS have entered the CHS Biggest Loser competition.  To participate in the competition, contestants had to weigh in on Monday and pay a $5 entry fee.  Teachers will weigh in each Friday unless they pay a $3 “I ate too much” waiver.  Those who gain weight will have to pay a dollar for each pound gained.  The final weigh-in will be the Friday before school lets out for Spring Break.  The contestant who loses the most weight will receive three fourths of the total money pot.  Second place will receive the remaining fourth.

Honored Athletes of the Week were juniors Beau Bruce and Whitney Linder.  Bruce is the son of Andrea and Shane Burce and Linder is the daughter of Jerry and Belinda Linder.  Both students play basketball.

Cushing public Schools Community Education outreach is holding line-dancing lessons in the CHS lobby every Tuesday from 7 – 9 p.m.  Adults can learn the latest moves!  The cost is $20 for eight weeks or $3 per session and because it is a community education outreach program the lessons are only open to adults.

Our thanks again to the fine students from Cushing High School for participating in Tiger Time on the Donna and Molly Show.