Student Spotlight

We want to see students achieve their version of success. In this tab, we highlight our award recipients and those that have helped the foundation thrive.


Moun'Tae Edmundson Jr.

High School: Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School 

College: Cowley College

Major: Computer Science 

"One person who has shaped me and my decisions post high school would be my mom." 


Jordyn Daniels

High School: Harding Charter Preparatory High School

College: Langston University

Major: Agriculture 

"When I think of one little person in my life that does not always get the spotlight when needed, the first person that comes to my mind is my mom."


Nicholas Sayegh

High School: Western Heights

College: Oklahoma City University

Major: Marketing and Finance

"My exposure to
community and civic engagement from Amber empowered me to start seeking ways of alleviating my community while concurrently developing myself into a selfless leader."

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Taylor Chase McArthur

High School: Moore High School

College: University of Central Oklahoma

Major: Dance and Business

"Its teachers like Ms. Leopold who don’t get enough credit and encouragement, but constantly inspire students of different backgrounds and experiences, like me, to strive to be a better student
and role model."


Book Scholarship Recipient 

Travisha Cogdell

High School: Star Spencer High School

College: Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa

Major: Nursing


Layla Molina

High School: Edmond Sante Fe High School

College: University of Oklahoma

Major: Architectural Engineering 

"It is so encouraging to see Mrs. Blackwood, a female, teaching more “male-dominated” subject matters, as she is someone who didn’t allow the constraints of society to impact that greatness that she achieved."


Jaivyon Stafford

High School: Classen SAS at Northeast High School

College: Langston University

Major: Elementary Education

"Mr. Lamkin has guided me through the teaching process and has helped me develop my template for creating lesson plans. He allowed me to teach and fanned the flames of my passion for teaching. Mr. Lamkin's life and leadership skills are some things I hope to strive for."

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Azari Gurley

High School: Classen SAS at Northeast

College: Rice University

Major: Bioscience

"Because of that, my grandfather became a person I looked up to and I can call my little person. Despite the years of suffering, he still found a way to smile through the pain and made every day 

he was with us exciting, hopeful, and amusing. His resilience and constant efforts of making the 

best of the worst made him one of the most admirable figures in my life."

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Michaela Rogins

High School: Star Spencer High School

College: University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Major: Education

"Mr.Freeman has motivated me to strengthen my mind and finish my senior year out strong. His impact triggered me to want to further my education, apply for scholarships and attend college. This was something that was only a dream for me, until Mr. Freeman started meeting with a few student leaders and talked about how the possibility of college could be very real for us."