Senior Stephanie Bloom and freshman Elizabeth Giddeon were the first CHS guests of 2010 on the Donna and Molly Show.  While both seemed a little microphone shy at first, it didn’t take long for them to warm up to the idea of coming back a second time.

Besides both being CHS students, Stephanie and Elizabeth share artistic skills and a love of soccer.  Here are some of the things the girls shared with listeners about what’s going on at CHS.

Cushing High School students are gearing up for Poetry Outloud, a national recitation competition.  Students in several classes will be competing for spots in the local championship.  Sophomore representatives already selected are Megan Holmes, Zach Amon and Sarah Nishimuta.  Last year’s local winner, Gibson Giddeon, will automatically be the one to beat.  Local finals will take place at 7 pm, Jan. 14th in the high school auditorium.  The winner of this competition will move on to District 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.

On Tuesday, Jan. 5th, CHS had several members that were chosen to play in “The 41st Annual Honor Bands in Concert,” presented by Oklahoma Baptist University.  To receive this honor, students must perform in front of a judge, usually someone with years of musical background.  There were 28 schools involved and approximately 200 students that came together to make up a junior high and high school band.  CHS had 9 of the high school band members who were led by senior Tory Grose, juniors Kirsti Bradley, Koln Wright and Bethany Ragle and sophomores Mikaela Talent, Cheyenne Queen, Daniel Smith, Joseph Jantz and Roger Osiek  Freshmen Ashley Clouse and Martha Simpson were selected to the junior high band.  Several band members also made the East Central honor band and will play in the concert on Jan. 16th.  Then the “best of the best” will head for All State for three days on Jan. 23.

Student Council was scheduled to go ice skating on Friday, Jan. 8th, but because of the cold temperatures, they decided to go Sunday, Jan. 10th instead.  Other events going on are the Relay for Life kick-off scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the high school lobby.  Anyone interested in being a sponsor, joing a team, or getting involved should RSVP Dedra Marotta at (918) 223-6576.  In Feb., the Rotary Club of Cushing is sponsoring a Four Way Test/ Speech Contest.  The contest will be completed before Feb. 5th.  The contest is for students in grades 9 – 12.  This year’s theme is “Make Dreams Real,” and the speech must be 5 – 7 minutes long.  Interested students can see Don Amon.  This month’s Rotarian Student of the Month is Senior Robbie Smith, son of Rob and M.J. Henderson Smith.

Wrestling homecoming was Jan. 8th.  Queen candidates are senior Brenna Winterbottom, junior Abby Baumert and sophomores Haydan Daves, Allison Pitts and Molly Hough.  King candidates are seniors Ty Fittje, Garrett Evans, Karson Knight, Josh Myers, Chris Hartshorn and Adam Worden. 

Tune in to the Donna and Molly Show each Friday morning at 8:00 for Tiger Time, KUSH 1600 on the AM dial.