This week the Donna and Molly Show had repeat guests from Cushing High School – Robbie Smith and Brian Barton.  Smith, a senior and Barton, a sophomore had plenty of good information for listeners and seemed to be quite at ease in front of the mic. 

Here’s the information the young men shared:

CHS students not only were involved in gathering food this holiday season, but several members of the FCCLA went to Oklahoma City to volunteer to help at the Feed the Children warehouse.   On Nov. 30,  24 CHS students helped box food for families who will need extra assistance this holiday season.

 CHS students recently finished their annual non-perishable food item drive, aka canned food drive.  Classes competed to see who could donate the most items.  The juniors won for the second year in a row by contributing 700 items.  Seniors brought over 400, with sophomores and freshmen coming in with a a combined total of a little more than 200 cans. 

(After a bit of “chiding” from his interviewer, Brian was quick to point out that he had done his part, but obviously his class (sophomores) had not participated like he hoped they might.)

Just in time for Christmas, the Cushing FFA Chapter will be participating in a one-of-a kind agriculture gift exchange with an FFA chapter in Nashville, Illinois.  Ten officers and members from each chapter will be trading gifts on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m.  at the Cushing High School Agriculture Education buidling.  The students will not be physically together, but they will be in the same room, via webcast.  Robbie and Brian, both FFA members, revealed a couple of their gifts for the exchange – Oklahoma rose rocks and red dirt.

Both young men were impressed – and perhaps a little envious that Ashlea Smith, the 2009 National Agriscience Student of the Year Finalist,  recently received an all-expense-paid trip to Monsanto’s headquarters in Creve Couer, Missouri.  Smith toured one of the world’s largest facilities devoted to plant biotechnology including 250 laboratories, more than 100 plant growth chambers and two acres of greenhouse space.  Congratulations, Ashlea!

Another interesting thing at CHS – Sarah Wright’s computer II students recently created a foreign language data base using Microsoft Access.  The data base students build allowed for translation from English to Spanish and then from Spanish to French.  Once finished, they enlisted the help of Jana Fairbank’s advanced Spanish students to make sure the translations were correct and foreign exchange student Sebastien Burette to check over the French.  Burette is from Belgium and speaks fluent French.

Rotarian Student of the Month for December is senior soccer player, Taylor Green.  She is the daughter of Paul and Shelly Green.  Her school activities consist of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and soccer. Outside of school, Green is involved in traveling soccer, First Baptist Church Youth Group, work and being a volunteer for Sol Amore Hospice.

CHS Athletes of the Week are senior Tyler Farley and freshman Tyler Jones. 

Congratulations also goes to Shandee Allen and Katelyn Patterson who made Women’s All-State Choir! 

Busy weekend for CHS students – Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, CMS/CHS Chorus 3rd annual dinner theater Saturday evening and the CHS football banquet on Sunday.

Thanks to our guests Robbie and Brian on Tiger Time.