Top students and teachers were recognized at Patriot Auto Group's fifth annual Night of Scholars and Champions at the Bartlesville Community Center on Tuesday night.
Patriot Auto Group's Tatton Manning said he believes in the next generation of students and athletes that are committed to excellence and committed to one another. Manning said the dealership puts money back toward the Night of Scholars with every single vehicle that they sell and every single repair order that they write because it is a great way for them to feel like they're doing something for our area's students and teachers. On behalf of the entire staff at Patriot Auto Group, Manning said congratulations to all the students, all the athletes and all the families that have been supporting these young people.
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise partnered with Patriot Auto Group to put on the event. Editor Doug Graham said the kids that were honored are the ones we need to lift up because they're the ones that are going to take us where we need to go. He thanked Manning and Patriot Auto Group for making the event happen; he said Patriot Auto Group does great things for Bartlesville.
Over $65,000 in awards, including a new 2021 Hyundai Elantra, were given away during the special ceremony.
Below are the winners and their prizes:
Best Coach: Bryan Reese, Bartlesville High School Tennis Coach
Other finalists included Lorrie Bertolet with Bartlesville Gymnastics sponsored by Phillips 66 and Marshall Foreman, Copan High School Football Coach.
Class Hero: Casey White, Madison Middle School
Other finalists included Tiffiny Munn with Madison Middle School and Trey Cabler with Bartlesville High School.
Male Athlete of the Year - Jace Hollingshed, Oklahoma Union High School
Hollingshed received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice.
Other nominees for Male Athlete of the Year included:
Jack Davis, Dewey High School
Bryce Drummond, Pawhuska High School
Preston Francis, Wesleyan Christian School
Dylan McCoy, Bartlesville High School
Carson Auschwitz, Barnsdall High School
Braeden Winters, Bartlesville High School
Rocky Shuman, Bartlesville High School
Mason Pittman, Oklahoma Union High School
Bryre Kramer, Caney Valley High School - Ramona
David Castillo, Bartlesville High School
Preston Willis, Bartlesville High School
Clayton Holley, Wesleyan Christian School
Duke McGill, Bartlesville High School
John Steward, Bartlesville High School
Mark Price, Nowata High School
Kyle Peterson, Bartlesville High School
Colin Goddard, Bartlesville High School
Lesharo Wildcat, Pawhuska High School
Nate Collier, Oklahoma Union High School
Jakob Hall, Bartlesville High School
Daniel Barham, Caney Valley High School - Ramona
Dallas Mullikin, Dewey High School
Keegan Marin, Barnsdall High School
Josh Weber, Barnsdall High School
Female Athlete of the Year - Jillian Skalicky, Bartlesville High School
Skalicky received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.
Other nominees for Female Athlete of the Year included:
Tristan Hinkle, Dewey High School
Mia Otten, Bartlesville High School
Chesnie Hewitt, Oklahoma Union High School
Sydney Price, Bartlesville High School
Sydney Collins, Bartlesville High School
Mackenzie Hendrix, Wesleyan Christian School
Cheyan McDaniel, Dewey High School
Zoe McCabe, Bartlesville High School
Maddie Shelley, Bartlesville High School
Gabby Higbee, Dewey High School
Quincey Turner, Bartlesville High School
Sutton Avian Research Center Conservation Hero Award - Madelynn Shambles
Shambles received a $1,000 scholarship from Sutton Avian Research Center.
Student of the Year: Henry Auer, Oklahoma Union High School
As Student of the Year, Auer won the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, a $1,000 scholarship, a $500 gas card from Phillips 66, and $2,000 from the Examiner-Enterprise.
1st Runner Up for Student of the Year: Morgen Cloud, Wesleyan Christian School
Cloud won a $750 scholarship.
2nd Runner Up: Bryce Goodin, Bartlesville High School
Goodin won a $500 scholarship.
3rd Runner Up: Sarah Belden, Nowata High School
Belden won a $250 scholarship.
Other Student of the Year nominees included:
Brock Sellars, Oklahoma Union High School
Samantha Simmons, Bartlesville High School
Mikey Bradley, Caney Valley High School - Kansas
Michael Brockman, Bartlesville High School
Abby Ettinger, Wesleyan Christian School
Tucker Killian, Caney Valley High School - Kansas
Max Williams, Bartlesville High School
Janelle Arnold, Wesleyan Christian School
Riley Bright, Caney Valley High School - Kansas
Chaney Odden, Wesleyan Christian School
Kylie White, Wesleyan Christian School
Elijah Winter, Bartlesville High School
Madelynn Shambles, Bartlesville High School
Jace Hollingshed, Oklahoma Union High School
Also recognized at the Night of Scholars were several graduates from Paths to Independence in Bartlesville. PTI Director Clair Bartley introduced two of the students and shared a little bit about the school that helps students succeed that are on the autism spectrum.
Pictured are Auer and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Runner-Ups for Student of the Year with Manning.