GRADUATION 2020: MEET OUR CLASS

A truly unique group of individuals, the class of 2020 has weathered a pandemic which upended their senior year. However, they have not allowed this experience to break them. Here, meet the members of this class.

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SNEAK PEEK: The 2020 Potonian Yearbook provided a glimpse into the pages. A limited number of books are still available! Don't forget to order your yearbook on yearbookforever.com.

Brooklynn Adams is the daughter of Kevin and Becky Adams. She has been involved in FFA, Art Club, and Prom Committee. Her accomplishments include National Honor Society, Oklahoma Honor Society, and Superintendent’s Honor Roll. She plans to attend Carl Albert State College in the fall and will major in Psychology. 

Quote: “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”- Dr. Seuss

Will: I, Brooklynn Adams, will to Brenna Adams my parking spot.

Prophecy: In ten years, Brooklynn will be living in a house off the lake across from her best friend with an exclusive room for all of her Heely’s. 

Tyler Alexander
Juan Baeza
Shane Bohanan
Aline Killian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Altamirano-Rodriguez is daughter of Marcelino Altamirano and Josefina Rodríguez.

Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas A. Edison 

 

 

 

Mason Barcheers is the son of Cody Barcheers and Marcela Martinez. His accomplishments include 2019 4A State Football Champion, 3 time LeFlore County Tournament Baseball Champion, Running-back of the Year, and Poteau Offensive player of the Year. 

Quote: “I don’t lose, I either win or learn.”

Will: I, Mason Barcheers, will to Jefferey Martin his football number back.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Mason Barcheers will be on the beach playing catch with his kids. 

 

Laura Bennetzen is the daughter of James and Judy Bennetzen. She has been involved in Pirate Players Theatre Company, Thespian Troupe #3283, Mock Trial, DB8/4N6, FCS, and Drug Free Coalition. Her accomplishments include 2nd in 5A Monologue and Newcomer Award (Drug Free Coalition). She plans to attend UAFS in the fall of this year with a major in Media Communication and a minor in Theatre.

Quote: “Everything happens  for a reason at the exact moment it’s supposed to happen, so hold on.” 

Will: I, Laura Bennetzen, will to Jacques Adams and the Rowdy Crowd squad my paddle and I will positive vibes to everyone for next year.

Prophecy: In ten years, Laura Bennetzen will have graduated college and will work at KNWA or another great news station, perhaps writing stories or anchoring for the news with a supportive family and, in the future, two adopted kids.


Sanam Bhakta
is the daughter of Kiran and Parul Bhakta. She is involved in PHS Color Guard, Art Club, FCCLA, NHS, NTHS, BPA, EAST Initiative, Upward Bound, TRIO, Prom Committee, Pirate Players Theatre Company, and is a Thespian Pledge. She was 2017-2018 Color Guard Co-Captain and 2018-2019 and 2019 – 2020 Color Guard Captain. Her honors and awards include eight years of perfect attendance, 2018 and 2019 PHS Color Guard MVP, and Superintendent’s Honor Roll. She has been accepted to and plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to major in Graphic Design.

Quote: “Bad times are just times that are bad.” 

Will: I, Sanam Bhakta, will my red flag to Brenna Adams.

Prophecy: In ten years, Sanam Bhakta will be eating Popeyes with her Gucci purse and her hot husband. If she bumps into you, she’s going to pretend not to know you and then proceed to talk bad about you to her hot husband while eating her spicy chicken tenders that you cannot handle.

Abbey Billings is the daughter of Chris and Jill Billings. She has been involved in Soccer, Art Club, and Prom Committee. She plans to attend University of Arkansas at Fort Smith for her Bachelor’s in Social Work. 

Will: I, Abbey Billings, will Brecklyn Tucker Coaches’ Corner.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Abbey will be hanging out on the lake with her doggies. 

 

 

 

James Black is the son of James Floyd Black and Jessica Marie Ash.  James has accomplished his goal of graduating high school and going into the military at the age of 17.  After the service, he plans on going back to school to continue his education and become an enlisted nurse and/or doctor.

Quote: “The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your  hardest, because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you had hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down and knowing you did your best.”

Will: I, James Black, will to Ben Martin the best of luck on your senior year. Prophecy: In ten years, James Black will be sitting in a college classroom working on his dreams to become a nurse and helping others.  He also sees himself helping his family with the struggles and pain as well as making a difference in the world one person at a time whether it be an adult or a teenage kid all the way down to a new born baby.

Britley Blankenship is the daughter of Darla & Thomas Dotson (mom & step dad) and Vaughn & Amy Blankenship. She has been involved in academic team, cheer, FCCLA, FFA, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, and Student Council. Her accomplishments include Serving as the Oklahoma FCCLA State Vice President of Marketing, OKFCCLA SE4 District President, OKFCCLA SE4 District Vice President of Membership, 2xNational Gold Medalist in Star Events, 1st Place in FFA Regional Speech Contest, OKFCCLA 1st Place Entrepreneurship Jr, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, and best witness in Mock Trial competitions. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University to pursue a marketing degree. 

Quote:I am are two of the most powerful words; for what you put after them shapes your reality.” – Bevan Lee

Will: I, Britley Blankenship, will my speaking voice and ability to make up answers on the spot to Chelsea Spearman.

Prophecy: In ten years, Britley Blankenship will be the CEO of her own company, but will still order chicken strips at every restaurant. 

Madeline Brennan is the daughter of Tom and Suzanne Brennan. She has been involved in Debate and Forensics, mock trial, band, academic bowl, and science club. She is the Captain of the Debate and Forensics, mock trial, and academic bowl teams. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma. 

Quote: “Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” – Winston Churchill

Will: I, Madeline Brennan, will my knowledge of British monarchs, to Emily Teague.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Madeline will still be sarcastic, but in a completely different part of the country. 

William Bunn is the son of Alecia Bunn and KC Bunn. He has been involved in several high school plays, choir, NHS, Mrs. Peck’s journalism class, Art club, Automotive at KTC, and video production. He has joined the United States Air Force. 

Will: I, William Bunn, will my parking spot to William Glenn.

Prophecy: In ten years, William Bunn will be spending every Saturday with the boys, as it should be.

 

 

Larry Caballero is the son of Mac & Candy Caballero. 

Quote: “I Dare you to chase your dreams.”

Will: I, Larry Caballero, will Poteau High School my senior year.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Larry Caballero will be at the top of the world, helping, motivating, and inspiring the people and world around him. 

 

 

Jennifer Camargo Ocampo is the daughter of Juana Ocampo and Tomas Camargo. She has been involved in soccer for all four years and band for two years during high school. She is a member of NHS, HOSA, and NTHS. Her accomplishments include Player of the Year of Midfield for Girls Soccer, and being Mrs. Snipes favorite Camargo. She plans to overcome any obstacles in her way to achieve her goal to be someone in the medical field.

Quote: “Ponte las pilas.” -Mom

Will: I, Jennifer Camargo, will to Hanna Rios my seat on the soccer bus.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jennifer Camargo will be smiling and enjoying life with her dog, Ariya.

Lilly Campbell is the daughter of Loni and Bo Bohannon. She has been involved in choir, Tri-M, art club, NHS, NTHS, and EAST at KTC. Her accomplishments include Principal’s Honor Roll, 2nd place in the PHS talent show 2019, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, EAST conference team member, 2nd place in Upward Bound talent show 2019 along with crowd pleaser, she played her violin at the Poteau Chamber Banquet, and she is certified in soft skills. She plans to attend UCO and get her degree in contemporary music production. 

Quote: “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;  I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams

Will: I, Lilly Campbell, will to Ms. Hopper my art supply box. 

Prophecy:  In ten years, Lilly Campbell will own her own music studio where she will be creating her own music and collaborating with other artists.

Sarah Carpenter is the daughter of Ted and Tillie Carpenter. She plans to go to beauty college and continue to take care and raise her daughter Sofia. 

Quote:  “The senior quote was due today?” -Sarah Carpenter 

 

 

 

 

Krissy Chisenhall is the daughter of Tonja and Shawn Armstrong. 

Quote: “For with God nothing will be impossible.” -Luke 1:37

Prophecy:  In ten years, Krissy will be lounging on an island on vacation with her family.

 

 

 


Molly Clarke
is the daughter of Mechelle Clarke and Keith Clarke and Shay Clarke.  She was involved in Art Club, Color Guard, Pirate Log, Potonian Yearbook,Pirate Players Theatre Company and Thespian Troupe #3283.  Her accomplishments/achievements include: Health and Beauty editor of Pirate Log, People Editor of the Potonian, Editor-in-Chief of the Potonian, and Social Media Manager of Thespian Troupe #3283.  She plans to attend beauty/makeup school.

Quote: “To each is their own.”

Prophecy: In ten years, Molly will be living her best life with her baby boy Robin and Briar.

 

Kyle Cobb is the son of Kimberly and Micheal Cobb. He has been involved in cross country, track, basketball, and soccer. His accomplishments include 2 years of NHS and OHS as well as several cross country and track medals. He plans to attend the University of Tulsa and pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology and pre med. 

Quote: “Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.” -Kevin Durant

Will: I, Kyle Cobb, will to J.J. Morton the right to carry the cross country team to State.

Prophecy: In ten years, Kyle will be riding his spaceship to Mars with his good pals Elon Musk and LeBron James.

 

 

Jillian Cochran is the daughter of Devin and Ashlye Cochran. She has been involved in slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball, basketball, prom committee, Interact Club, Health Occupations Students of America, student council, National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, and Oklahoma Honors Society. She is a student of the biomedical sciences program and Oklahoma School of Science and Math. Jillian is also a student advisor for Kiamichi Technology Centers and a Student Representative for the Business and Education council. Her accomplishments include being the 2020 co-valedictorian, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Slow Pitch Academic All-State, 1st team 6a slow pitch 2018, 3x offensive MPV slow pitch, 3x offensive MVP fastpitch, 3x fastpitch Leflore County Tournament team, 2x Leflore County Tournament slow pitch team, 3x All-District first baseman, and All Region fastpitch 2018. She attends life.church Fort Smith with her family. Jillian plans to attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith in the fall, where she will major in biochemistry. 

Quote: “I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” ~ Michael Scott 

Will: I, Jillian Cochran, will to Tori Morgan my ability to hit dingers, my parking spot at the field house, and my playing catch spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Jillian Cochran will be living on a tropical island performing medicine at her beachfront urgent care.

Kaitlin Copeland is the daughter of Theresa Grisham and Kevin Copeland. She plans to attend Carl Albert State College for two years, then transfer to the University of Arkansas to continue her degree to be a pediatrician. 

Quote: “I have to be successful because I like expensive things.” 

Will:I, Kaitlin Copeland, will to Ethan Harrison my parking spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Kaitlin Copeland will be a pediatrician and living her best life. 

 

Braden Coulter is the son of Anne Vandever and Bobby Coulter. He has been involved in Thespian Troupe #3283, Debate and Forensics, marching band, and Mock Trial. His accomplishments include being a 5-star Thespian and placing several times during Debate and Forensics Tournaments. He plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to major in Linguistics and minor in Theatre.

Quote: “There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t act a little childish sometimes.” -Tom Baker

Will: I, Braden Coulter, will to Wyatt Stinson my obscure analogies.

Prophecy: In ten years, Braden Coulter will be hopefully alive, probably explaining to someone that there is no direct translation for that sentence in whatever language they’re asking about.

 

Tyler Crabtree is the son of Dino and Tonia Perez.  He is involved in PHS Art Club and FCCLA.  He participated in powderpuff football, Mr. PHS, and helped clean flower beds at the primary school.  He has also done some volunteer work at local nursing home.  Currently, has no plans after high school. 

 

 

Jessa Craig is the daughter of Jayla Craig. She has been involved in band, prom committee and Art Club. She is a member of the Poteau First United Methodist Church and the CHOAS youth group. Her honors and awards include, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Oklahoma Honor Society, and Tri M Honor Society. After graduation, Jessa will be attending the University of Oklahoma to pursue a degree in Pharmacy.  

Quote: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

Will: I, Jessa Craig, will to Brenna Adams my locker.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jessa Craig will be living by water close to her best friend with eight dogs.

Phillip Breeding
Matthew Curry
Dixie Elizondo
Jorge Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelsey Daggs is the daughter of Duane and Adrienne Daggs. She has been involved in choir for four years. She plans to get a degree in music education and become a choir teacher. 

Quote: “Have the courage to exist.” ~ Daniel Howell 

Prophecy:  In ten years, Kelsey will be in the same place she was while typing this- in bed with her cats. 

 

Celeste Daily is the daughter of Randy and Ava Daily. She has been involved in Varsity Cheer for four years, National Honor Society for three years, PHS Choir for three years, Student Council for four years, Prom Committee for one year, and Oklahoma Honor Society for four years. She is the Varsity Cheer Co-Captain and Senior Class President. Her accomplishments and awards include Superintendent’s Honor Roll for four years, Region 6 All Region Cheerleader 2019. Celeste plans to attend the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and major in Biology.

Quote: “My whole life I’ve been told I’m smart only to get to high school and realize that I am average.”  – Morgan Odom

Will: I, Celeste Daily, will to Skylar Davis my ability to snort while laughing.

Prophecy: In ten years, Celeste Daily will be living with her cat, Nala, in the MTV Crib.

Isaiah DeWitt is the son of April and Chris Morton of Poteau and Cody Herrington of Tucker, Georgia. He has been involved in FCCLA and basketball. He plans to attend CASC this fall.

Quote: “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.” 

 

 

Alyssa Driver is the daughter of Heather and Bobby Driver. Alyssa has been involved with color guard and Poteau Pirate Theater Company, art club for all 4 years, Thespian Troupe #3238 2 years, and NHS for a year. Alyssa plans to attend Eastern Central University to study Art Education.

Quote: “Jealousy is a disease.  Get well soon.” 

Will: I, Alyssa Driver, will to  Patrica Lopez my extraordinary free-style dance moves. 

Prophecy: Alyssa Driver will be working as an Art Therapist and living in a cottage with her wife and two cats. 

 

Cameron Duncan is son of Chris and Kristi Duncan. He has been involved in baseball, football, wrestling, national honor society, prom committee, and Double Branch Baptist Church youth group. Cameron received the 2018 Poteau Baseball Pirate Award. He was chosen for the Oklahoma Junior Sunbelt Classic Baseball team and 2019/2020 All District Football team. Cameron received the 2019/2020 Poteau Football Most Improved Award and was a member of the 2019 4A State Championship football team. Cameron will attend Southern Arkansas University where he received Academic and athletic scholarship to play baseball for the Muleriders. He will major in criminal justice with plans to become an OSBI agent. 

Quote: “They say it’s lonely at the top,  but I sure do like the view.” – Charlie Sheen 

Prophecy: In ten years, Cameron Duncan will have graduated from college and be working his dream job.

 

Christian Duncan is the son of Chris and Kristi Duncan . He has been involved in baseball, football, wrestling, National Honor Society, prom committee, and Double Branch Baptist Church youth group. Christian was chosen for the Oklahoma Sophomore and Junior Sunbelt Classic baseball teams, 2019 Oklahoma State Baseball Games, 2019 All County Baseball team, 2018 Poteau Baseball Reliever of the Year, 2019 All District Baseball team and 2019 football All- District team. Christian was a member of the 2018 football advisory committee and  the 2019 4A State Championship football team. Christian will attend Southern Arkansas University where he accepted Academic and Athletic scholarships to play baseball for the Muleriders. Chris will major in Exercise Science with aspirations of becoming a Chiropractor.

Quote: “You just gotta keep livin’ man….L-I-V-I-N.” – Mathew McConaughey 

Prophecy:  In ten years, Christian will be married and have his own chiropractic clinic.

Andrew Ellis is the son of Eric and Nova Ellis. He has been involved in band, choir, soccer, cross country, and an anchor for Pirate News. He has been a 3-time All-District Choir member, a member of the All-State Choir, and Drum Major. He  is also a member of the Tri-M Honor Society, and National Honor Society. After high school, Andrew plans to finish his plumbing apprenticeship and obtain his journeyman plumbing license. 

Quote: “Chicken, chicken, chicken, which combo you pickin’?”  -Raising Cane’s 

Will: I, Andrew Ellis, will the ability to go to prom and actually graduate to all incoming seniors.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Andrew Ellis will be married with ten kids.

Micah Ellis is the daughter of Eric and Nova Ellis. She has been involved in the Silver Stepper dance team, student council, choir, varsity soccer, and was the manager of the cross country team. Her accomplishments include being a member of the All-District Choir, All-State Choir, NHS, Tri-M Honor Society, and graduating in three years. She plans to attend CASC and major in Allied Health to become a sonographer. 

Quote: “Well, well, well, how the turntables.” -Michael Scott 

Will: I, Micah Ellis, will to Alexa Vera my ability to only be on campus for two hours. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Micah will be married to Jack, and they’ll live in a big house with a couple of cute babies and a big dog. 

 

Elizabeth Jane Emberton is the daughter of Aaron and Carrie Emberton. She has been involved in choir, drama, and band. Elizabeth’s accomplishments include All-District and All-State Choir member, numerous superior ratings on vocal solos and ensembles at both the district and state level, choir council representative, and Superintendent’s or Principal’s Honor roll throughout  high school. Elizabeth will be attending the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in vocal performance. 

 

 

 

Paulina Farfan is the daughter of Maria Morales and Jose Farfan (Divorced). She is involved in  PHSArt Club. Her  accomplishments include second place in the River Valley Student  Art Show 2020. She plans to go to a beauty school after graduating.

Quote:“Even in the far future, don’t forget the you of right now.” -BTS

Prophecy:  In ten years, Paulina Farfan will be living in South Korea with her future husband (Park Jimin).

 

Kass Fenton son of Chris Fenton and Susan McMillin. He has been involved with football for 4 years, basketball for 2 years, and baseball for 4 years. HIs accomplishments included 2x district champ in football,  2019 4A State Football Champion,  Defensive Lineman of the Year, All-District Defensive Lineman, and 4 state appearances in state for baseball. He plans to attend Carl Albert for 2 years and go on to physical therapy school

Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

Will: All I can tell underclassmen is that teachers or coaches or anyone tell you that your high school years and high school sports go by fast and I can just tell you it really does so enjoy your time.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Kass Fenton will own his own physical therapy clinic and  have a kid or two with a nice looking wife.

 

Griselda Estefania Fernandez is the daughter of Rafael and Mercedes Fernandez. 

Quote: “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” -Helen Keller

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ―Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

Easton Francis is the son of Michael and Misty Francis and Jason and Charlene Morris. He has been involved in Poteau High School football, baseball, and the prom committee. His accomplishments include winning the 2019 4A Football State Championship, 4a Football District Champions 2 years in a row, River Valley’s All Star Prep 2020 Team, Vype Top 100 for football 2 years in a row, Midwest Region Player of the Week for football, Leflore County Baseball Champions Freshman and Sophomore year, District Baseball Champions for 3 years, Regional Champions for baseball for 3 years, and State baseball qualifiers for 3 years, 3 Rivers All Vype for baseball for 3 years. He plans to attend Carl Albert State College to play baseball and pursue a degree in Pre-Criminal Justice. From there, he wishes to enter the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy to become a Oklahoma State Trooper.

Quote:“He must become greater, I must become less.” John 3:30

Will: I, Easton Francis, will to Todd Mattox my parking spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Easton Francis will be knee deep in student loan debt. 

Maddie Gillham is the daughter of Jake and Amber Gillham. She has been involved in high school band (5 years), Varsity soccer (3 years), NHS (3 years), and she was a member of the Silver Steppers. Her accomplishments include in band: superior marching (4 years) , superior concert (5years), academic achievement (5 years), superior state sight reading (2 years). Madison’s plans to attend Carl Albert and get her associates degree with emphasis on sports medicine. 

Quote: “I spent 12,969 hours of my life for a piece of paper and a hand shake.” – Maddie Gillham

Will: I, Maddie Tate Gillham, will to Alex Kasper my daily crazy socks. 

Prophecy:  In ten years, Maddie Gillham will be long boarding in California down Sunset Boulevard with the love of her life and their dog. 

Timothy Goodrich is the son of Tyrel and Stacy Goodrich and Eric and Juliet Vasquez. He has been involved in baseball. He plans to be an aviation mechanic in the Air Force. 

Quote: “I hope my college tuition is like my senior year…. half off!”

Will: I, Timothy Goodrich, will to Michael Slater my parking spot.   

Prophecy: Timmy will be fighting the corona goblins of 2020.

 

 

Brian Granier is the son of Brian Granier Sr and Jody Billiot . He was a member of the Poteau Pirate football team on and off the field since moving here his sophomore year. He plans to attend Kiamichi and graduate in either auto mechanics or the electrical field. 

Quote: “Real men use three pedals.

Prophecy:  In ten years, Brian plans to have a house and auto shop.

 

 

Gustavo Guerrero
Catherine Hobbs
Ethan Hollinger
Whitney Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niky Gutierrez is the daughter of Gustavo and Olga Gutierrez. She has been involved in band, choir, soccer, Upward Bound, and TRIO. Her accomplishments include getting a superior rating in concert and marching band all 4 years, All-District member for 3 years, and a superior rating in girls district choir. She plans to pursue her nursing career at Carl Albert State College. 

Quote: “Do not give your past the power to define your future.” 

Will: I, Niky Gutierrez, will to Johanna Rios my chair in choir so that she never forgets me. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Niky will be enjoying her four week vacation in Bali after her hard work of becoming a physician’s assistant. 

Kale Harrison is the son of Scott and Kelly Harrison. He has been on the Poteau Pirate Football Team for four years. Kale was a part of the 2019 Poteau Pirate 4A State Championship Football team. Kale was also involved in the Poteau Pirate Weightlifting team for four years. He was a state qualifier in weightlifting 2019 and 2020.  Kale was a part of the Poteau Pirate Skeet Shooting team.  He was a member of FFA for four years. 

Quote: “The best classrooms have the smell of a barn.” 

Will: I, Kale Harrison, will my nickname “Snacks” to Trey Jones.

Skyler Jordan Hawk the son of Cassandra and Cory Francis. He has been involved in football and wrestling. He plans to either join the National Guard or obtain his welding license.

Quote:“I’m here for a good time not a long time.”

Prophecy:  In ten years, Skyler Hawk will be in his crib chilling, bumping music, and vibin’. 

Skyler Jordan Hawk is the son of Cassandra and Cory Francis. Skyler played football and did wrestling. His future plans are to either go to the National Guard or get his welding license.

Quote: “I’m here for a good time not a long time.”

Prophecy: In ten years, Skyler Hawk will be in his crib chilling, bumping music, and vibin’.

 

 

Mya Hess is the daughter of James Hess and Lundy and Samantha Kiger. She has been involved in Poteau High School Band and art club.  

Quote: “Wack.”

Will: I, Mya Hess, will to Ben Campbell my bass drum carrier.  

Prophecy: In ten years, Mya Hess hopes to be following God’s plan for her life. 

 


Jordan Hicks
is the daughter of Brian Hicks and Jennifer and Garrett Miller. She has been involved in FCCLA. Her accomplishments include perfect attendance. She plans to attend Carl Albert to get a degree in Dental Assisting.

Quote: “Don’t wake up and think about the woman you want to become; wake up and be her.” 

Will: Ninety-nine percent of friends you make in high school won’t matter; college will change everything.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jordan Hicks will just be trying to make it to Friday.

 

Coral Hinson the daughter of Billy and Tashanna Hinson. She has been involved in fastpitch and slowpitch softball for 4 years as well as FCCLA. Her accomplishments include FCCLA Vice President of Finances and Principal’s Honor Roll. 

Quote: “The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.” 

Will: I, Coral Hinson, will to my sister Kymber my softball locker.  

Prophecy: In ten years, Coral Hinson will still be trying to figure out her life. 

 

 

 

Summer Hinson is the daughter of Billy and Tashanna Hinson.  Summer has been involved in FCCLA, Art Club, and YAB. She has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll for 4 years.  Summer plans to complete Culinary Arts at KTC and go to Petra Allied Health to become a Vet Tech.

Quote: “Always choose to heal, not to hurt; To forgive, not to despise; To persevere, not to quit; To smile, not to frown; And to love, not to hate.”

Will: I, Summer Hinson, will to my sister, Kymber Hinson, my ability to make all the teachers at Poteau love me. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Summer will be traveling all over in her RV after winning the largest lottery in history.  

David Howard
Santana Jameson
Whitney James
Ayden Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthie James is the daughter of Kristele James. She has been involved in stickball, cultural dances, and events. 

Quote: “That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, A real superhero.” – Stan Lee 

Will: I, Ruthie James, will to Mekailan James the privilege of being late to class. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Ruthie will be traveling around the world eating different foods.

 

Daniel Johnson is the son of Tracy and JR Phillips and Toby Johnson.  He has been involved in basketball.  His accomplishments include making good grades and mastering his three-point shot in basketball.  He plans to get a job and a girlfriend.

Quote: “No one ever made a difference by being like someone else.” –P.T. Barnum

Senior Will: I, Daniel Johnson, will my ability to make three-point shots to all the junior boys that will play basketball next year.

Senior Prophecy: In ten years, Daniel Johnson will own his own NBA basketball team.

Grant Kelley is the son of Justin and Rachel Kelley. He has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll two years and Superintendent’s Honor Roll one year. He plans on going to college in the fall.

Quote: “Life is tough but no matter what just keep smiling.”

 

 

Jasmine Kinser is the daughter of Melissa Kinser.  She plans to go to college and get her masters degree in nursing.

Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” 

 

 

Bailey Kneisley
Jayden Mankin
Skylee Maynard
Janet Mercado

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tristin  Knight
is the daughter of Derrick Knight and Kristi Knight. She has been involved in track, football, and FCCLA. She was a part of the 2019 4A State Championship football team and regionals placer in track. She plans to attend school for sonogram in radiology.

Quote: “Love is like the wind; you can’t see it [but] you feel it.”

Will:I, Tristin Knight, will my parking spot to Crystal Atkins.

Prophecy: In ten years, Tristin Knight will be a millionaire living in the mountains, but she will have a vacation house on the beach.  She will be married with two kids and will have the career of her dreams.

 

Cody Krebs is the son of Vernon and Terri Krebs. He has been involved in welding and the Criminal Justice Program through KTC. He has enlisted with the United States Marines and is scheduled to leave out for San Diego in August 2020. After serving his country, he plans to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Quote: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

Prophecy:  In ten years, Cody Krebs will be kicking back in a cruiser watching the cars cruise by!

 

 

 

Daniel Krehl is the son of Amy and Richard Prigmore, and the son of the late John Krehl. He has been involved in varsity soccer and cross country. His accomplishments include captain of the soccer team for two years, Principal’s Honor Roll, and All-State soccer 2020.

Quote: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Will: I, Daniel Krehl, will to Spencer Wells the legacy of the Shed. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Daniel will be having lunch with Cristiano Ronaldo, and not Messi cause he sucks.

 

Brenda Lopez is the daughter of Rodrigo Lopez and Benita Ramirez. She has been involved in soccer for 4 years and Cross Country for one year. Her accomplishments include 2018 Soccer Homecoming, 2018 Offensive Player of the Year, Soccer All-Districts, Soccer Captain, Cross Country 2019 SHS Placing, 4 years Honor Roll. She plans to attend CASC for her basics and then considering transferring to NSU for 4 years to major in Social Work.

Quote: “Life is like a sandwich: no matter which way you flip it, the bread comes first.”

Prophecy: In ten years, Brenda will probably be deep down in student debt. 

 

 

Trent Lowery is the son of Jason Lowery and Leona Ward. He plans to be able to live with a few of his friends and have a fun life.

Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

Will: I, Trent Lowery, do not have a will.

Prophecy: In ten years, Trent will be hanging around friends having a good time while yelling at video games.

 

Brandon Maples is the son of Lynn Taber and Brandon Crabtree. He plans on going to college to become an electrician. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey P. Martin is the son of Jeffrey H. Martin and step-son to Erika Martin and son to Crystal Bentz and step-son of Derrick Bentz. He has been involved in welding technology 2nd semester of his junior year and has been enrolled in Criminal Justice his senior year. His accomplishments include receiving the Oklahoma Un-armed Security Guard certification to get his license. He plans on working security till he is 21 to become a US Border Patrolman. He also hopes to become part of their Mounted Unit.

Quote:  “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”- George S. Patton

Will:  I, Jeffrey Martin, will to Breonna Ford my procrastination.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jeffrey will be a US Border Patrolman.

Jessica Martin is the daughter of Jesus and Sally Herrera. She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band for 4 years, HOSA for 3 years, FCCLA for 3 years, and PHS Freshman Cheer. Her accomplishments include HOSA reporter and several color guard awards. She plans to attend OSU for the next 4 years. 

Quote:  “Don’t worry, I’m not done making bad decisions.”- Me 

Will:  I, Jessica Martin, will Sydney Lovell my ability to park at school without a parking pass without getting caught.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jessica will be a young successful doctor living the life.

Joshua Martin is the son of Brenda and Michael Martin. He has been involved in soccer for 4 years and choir for 3 years. He plans to go into the electrical trade and start a multi trade business with friends. 

Quote: “Say it ain’t so, I will not go / Turn the lights off, carry me home / Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na / Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na / Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na / Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na.”- Blink 182

Will: I, Joshua Martin, will to the whole soccer team the ability to finish their season.

Prophecy: In ten years, Joshua Martin will be dope, with a wife that is also dope.

 

Maritsa Anahi Martinez is the daughter of Jose Luis Martinez . She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band, All District-Honor Band, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Tri-M Honor Society. Her honors and awards include being a four-time member of All District-Honor Band, Superintendent’s Honor roll, five Superior Ratings at District and State Marching Band, and Superior Rating at District and State Solo and Ensemble. She participated in the 2018-2019 Trash Off Community. Maritsa plans to attend the Carl Albert State College in the fall of 2020 to receive her Associate’s Degree in Nursing Sciences and then transfer to the Oklahoma State University Institution of Technology to major in Health Science.

Quote: Believe nothing no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

Will: I, Maritsa Martinez, will my leadership as section leader of the clarinets to Faith Montgomery. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Maritsa Martinez will be lounging on a private property near a beach in Oaxaca, Mexico with her husband and three kids.

Caitlyn McBride is the daughter of Beverly Tate. She is involved in the Poteau Pirate Marching Band. Her accomplishments include 6 years in All-District Band and Superior Rating in Solo Ensemble. She plans to go to Northeastern State University for Chemistry.

Quote:  “Do something that’ll surprise them all.”

Will:  I, Caitlyn McBride, will Brandon Melton first chair.

Prophecy: In ten years, Caitlyn McBride will be running a giant drug-making business, making bank as a pharmaceutical scientist.

 

Brittany McMillan is the daughter of Edith Gantt, Terry Rogers, and Trey and Kim McMillan. She has been involved in Debate and Forensics and in the KTC Criminal Justice class. Her accomplishments include Principal’s Honor Roll all 4 years. She plans to leave for training with the Army National Guard and afterwards she will attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford for a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry before attending physical therapy school. 

Quote: “Sometimes when we’re in the darkest places, we find the brightest lights.” – All the Bright Places 

Will: I, Brittany McMillan, will Shaila Bolbos my bubbly and outgoing personality. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Brittany will be sitting by her backyard pool while her husband does all the housework. 

Luke Molthan
Alissa Owens
Dakotah Penrod
Alex Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniela Morales is the daughter of Marco and Maricela Morales. She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band, Color Guard, Pirate Players Theatre Company, NTHS, Good Times Community Theatre, and the Lady Pirates Soccer Team. She served as Co-Captain of the Poteau Color Guard for two years. She is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a Patrick Lynch Library volunteer for over five years. Daniela plans to attend Carl Albert State College in fall of 2020 to receive her Associate’s degree before transferring to NSU to receive her bachelor’s in Spanish Education.

Quote: “I’m sorry did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?” – Kim Seokjin @BTS_twt

Will: I, Dany Morales, will Rosaura Jacinto Stacey the flag. I also will Emma Gunlock my goalie skills.

Prophecy: In ten years, Dany Morales will be living in 2030.

Ginger Moseley is the daughter of James and Andrea Moseley. She is involved in Lady Pirate Basketball and FCCLA. Her accomplishments include Principal’s Honor Roll. She plans to further her education in sports medicine.

Quote: “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” -Albert Einstein 

Will: I, Ginger Moseley, will to Emma Baker the duty of looking after Jenna.

 

 

Hunter Mundy is the son of John and Nichole Mundy and Misty Mundy. He has been involved in varsity football for 3 years, varsity baseball for 4 years, powerlifting, ffa, and prom committee. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology for natural gas compression.  

Quote: “Thanks to all the bro’s.”- unknown 

Will:I, Hunter Mundy, will to Stetson Qualls my parking spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Hunter Mundy will be somewhere far away from Leflore County making that bank. 

Kaleb Nixon is the son of Trena and Rick McConnell and Kevin and Amanda Nixon.  He has been involved in football four years, And baseball four years. He plans to attend OSUIT in the fall.

Quote:  “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.  Start each day with a grateful heart.”
Will: I, Kaleb Nixon, will my parking spot to Tucker Garret.
Prophecy: In ten years, Kaleb Nixon will be successful, traveling beaches and slopes, living life to its fullest extent.

Morgan Odom is the daughter of Michael and Valerie Odom. Morgan has been involved in Varsity Cheer for four years and was Co-Captain her senior year. She was also involved in Track, Basketball, FFA for four years and was an officer her senior year, Prom Committee, National Honor Society for three years, Science Club, and Student Council. Her accomplishments include Superintendent’s Honor Roll for three years and Principal’s Honor Roll for one year, Student Council Class President for three years and Overall Student Council President her Senior year, she was also named an All-Region Cheerleader 2019-2020 school year, and she also was awarded numerous awards in FFA. Morgan plans to attend Carl Albert in the fall and then transfer to Oklahoma State University to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and apply to Veterinary School and one day hopes to open her own clinic.

Quote: “My, philosophy is, basically this. And this is something that I live by. And I always have. And I always will. Don’t, ever, for any reason, do anything, to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what, no matter where, or who you are with, or, or, where you are going, or, where you’ve been. Ever. For any reason. Whatsoever.” – Michael Scott (Season 5, The Duel) 

Will: I, Morgan Odom, will Reggie and Gracie my amazing nicknaming ability, as well as Dean Odom my talents of procrastination.

Prophecy: In ten years, Morgan Odom will own around one hundred dogs and will be traveling the continent while living in a sprinter van.

Lexee Ogle is the daughter of Dena Ogle and John and Elizabeth Ogle. She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band, Youth Advisory Board, Art Club, Prom Committee, Alphabet Alliance, Upward Bound Math Science, Educational Talent Search, and Thespian Troupe #3283. She was the field drum major and flute section leader and her honors and awards include Junior band homecoming attendant, Superior ratings at Regionals in band, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Principal’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society, International Thespian Society, National Honor Society, and Tri M Music Honor Society. After graduation, Lexee will be attending the University of Central Oklahoma to major in business.

Quote: “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.” -Alan Watts

Will: I, Lexee Ogle, will my impeccable dancing skills to the entire flute section.

Prophecy: In ten years, Lexee will be chilling with her smokin hot 6’4” husband on their alpaca farm somewhere in rural Oklahoma with two dogs and maybe a kid or two.

Peyton Owens is the son of Jami and Davy Owens. He has been involved in football, baseball, NHS, and prom committee. His accomplishments include Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma Honor Society, Choctaw Honor Society, 2017 Sophomore Football Homecoming Escort, Member of the 2019 4A Football State Championship team, 4A-4 Football All-District Honorable Mention, and finished in the top ten percent of hisclass. He plans to pursue a pharmacy degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

Will: I, Peyton Owens, will to Caden Fox raking duties on 1st base. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Peyton Owens will be your local pharmacist who can fill prescriptions of your medicine when you can’t handle your kids always being on your nerves. 

Skye Parker is the daughter of Brooks and Dana Parker. She has been involved with HOSA, National Technical Honors Society, ag, FCCLA, and water girl. Her accomplishments include Principal’s Honor Roll, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, and HOSA secretary. She plans on going to CASC and then transfer to North Eastern to major in chemistry then go on to optometry school.

Will: I, Skye Parker, will Serenity Woodard the ability to go into Mrs. B’s class ten minutes late with breakfast without getting a tardy. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Skye Parker will live in a huge house with five dogs and be an optometrist. 

Kinsey Peck is the daughter of Steve and Regina Peck and Christy Crouch.  She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band/Color Guard, Thespian Troupe #3283, Art Club, Journalism, Choir and Pirate Players Theatre Company.  Her honors include Eastern Oklahoma All-District Choir, Color Guard Co-Captain (1 year), Thespian Troupe #3283 Pledge Chair, National Honor Thespian, and Oklahoma Thespians State Officer.  In the future, she plans to use her artistic skills as a tattoo artist and photographer.

Quote: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Will: I, Kinsey Peck, will to Conner Peck my fashion sense so that he can stand out as the last standing Peck at PHS.

Prophecy: In ten years, Kinsey Peck will have made her first million selling her photos to top magazines, serving as a tattoo artist to the stars, and/or from her works of art.

Tucker Phillips is the son of Marty Phillips and Christen Hinson. He has been involved in football, wrestling, track, FCS, FCCLA, and choir. His accomplishments include State Champ, Choir Council, and Student Council. He plans to continue his entrepreneurship and become a millionaire.

Quote: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you will react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll

Prophecy: In ten years, Tucker Phillips will be saving the universe in an epic venture with 2Pac and Betty White to stop the intergalactic monkey pirates from exterminating the everlasting existence of Michael Jackson.

Bailey Pickle is the daughter of Bryan and Julie Pickle and Lydia Page. She has been in involved in Thespian Troupe #3283, Varsity Football, Debate & Forensics, Pirate Players Theatre Company, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, and Academic Bowl. She has served as President for  Thespian Troupe #3283, Captain of Football Managers, and Co-captain of the Academic Team. She has won Best Witness in Mock Trial, won Best Supporting Actress in a Full Length Play, Sophomore Thespian of the Year, placed 3rd in state for American Literature, placed 9th in state for Geography, been named Student of the Month, placed 4th in state for Academic Bowl, and managed the first Poteau football team to win state. Her future plans are to go to college. 

Quote: “If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your stuff, then you deserve it.” -Frank Zappa

Will: I, Bailey Pickle, will to Crystal Atkinson the ability to be the best at handing water out. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Bailey Pickle will be thought to be missing. But she will actually be living in the desert with a group of offbeat but like minded individuals. 

Sebastian Pinnell is the son of Samantha Pinnell and Clinton Pinnell. He is a talented artist and member of the PHS choir. Sebastian plans to attend KTC after graduation. 

Quote:  “Game on!” -Charlie Kelly

Will:  I, Sebastian Pinnell, will one of my prized atoms to Madison Pinnell to add to her wide variety of rare and neat looking atoms, sealed in a glass box. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Sebastian Pinnell will revive Mecha Nixon.

Carlie Prestridge is the daughter Bobbie Brzeczek and the late Jeremy Prestridge. She plans on becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner. 

Quote: “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir 

Prophecy: In ten years, Carlie Prestridge will be working alongside her mother Bobbie Brzeczek in her midwife practice. 

 

 

Pedro Reyes is the son of Christi and Odilon Reyes. He has been involved in soccer.

Will: I Pedro Reyes, will to Andrew Riley my spot on the Varsity Soccer team.

Prophecy: In ten years, Pedro will be traveling around for work.

 

 

 

Nathan Rice is the son of Kelly and Amy Rice. He has been involved in powerlifting for two years, football for three years, National Honor Society for three years, and is a member of the Double Branch Baptist Church youth group. He is also a member of the Poteau 2019 Class 4A State Championship football team. He plans to attend Carl Albert State College in the fall of 2020. 

Quote:“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis 

Will: I, Nathan Rice, will Trey Jones my ninja cooking skills for culinary class.  

Prophecy: In ten years, Nathan Rice will hopefully not be in quarantine. On a serious note, maybe he will land his dream job and get married and have a family. 

Dylan Richmond son of John and Terra Richmond  has been involved in band, choir, Thespian Troupe 3283, Poteau Pirate Theatre Company, NHS, and Tri-M. His awards and accomplishments consist of being a State Thespian Officer, a 2 year All State  Band and Choir member, a 3 year small school all state band member, a 6 year All district band member, a 5 year all district choir member, student of the month, and on the Principal’s honor roll. 

Quote: “Just go out there and do your best, bro.” 

Will:I, Dylan Richmond, don’t really have anything to will. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Dylan will be sleeping or eating or something. 

Colton Ritter is the son of Misty and Wesley Ritter. He plans to attend college to become a nutritionist.

Quote: “Don’t be sad, because sad spelled backwards is das and das not good.”

Will: I, Colton Ritter, will Daniel Rodrigeuz my easy going attitude. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Colton Ritter will be somewhere, hopefully.

 

Jessica Rivera is the daughter of Valentina and Rogelio Rivera. She has been involved in cross country, art club, and manager for the boys soccer team. She plans on attending college.’

Quote: “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be. 

Will: I, Jessica Rivera, will Monica Martinez the ability to not run late to class after lunch.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jessica Rivera will be luxuriously living in Venice, Italy. 

Colton Robinette is the son of Benny and Tamara Robinette and Holly and Tommy Walker.

Quote:“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”- Allen Saunders

Prophecy: In ten years, Colton Robinette will possibly be in law enforcement or a farmer.

Levi Ryan is the son of Tim Wernick and Jen Ryan. He is a member of NHS, OKHS and the Pride of Poteau Marching Band. His honors and awards include being a six-time member of the SEOBDA All-District Band and the Superintendent’s and Principal’s honor roll. Levi plans to attend Southeast Oklahoma State University and to major in Mathematics.

Quote: “If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is grass in the beginning.” – Van Gogh

Will: I, Levi Ryan, will to Serenitie Woodard my passion for learning.

Prophecy: In ten years, Levi Ryan will be paying alimony to his two ex-wives.

Omar Sanjuan
Seth Sconyers
Jacob Shropshire
Devon Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristin Seaton is the daughter of Bobby Seaton and Tabitha Seaton. She has been involved in FCCLA for most of her high school career, as well as YAB. She plans to attend OSU in the fall and major in childhood education. 

Quote: “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”

Prophecy: In ten years, Kristin will be having the time of her life with the people she loves the most. 

 

 

Dawson Chase Scarcelli is the son of Shane and Jamie Johnston and the son of Al Thomas Scarcelli Jr.  He has attended Kiamichi Technology Center and obtained a welding certification. His future plans are to attend Northeastern State University to pursue a Bachelor’s in biology in hopes of pursuing a career in wildlife management and development. 

Quote: “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Prophecy: In ten years, Dawson Scarcelli plans to have a fishing boat franchise and have my own merch line!

 

 

Dillon Jase Scarcelli is the son of Shane and Jamie Johnston and Al Thomas Scarcelli Jr. He has enjoyed his years at Poteau high-school. He plans to attend Northeastern State University.

Quote: “Life is like a sandwich; no matter which way flip it, the bread comes first.”

 

 

 

 

 

Angel Schmidt is the daughter of Charlotte and Mack Schmidt. She has been involved in Silver Steppers Dance Team, choir, thespian troupe, Pirate Players Theatre Company, FCCLA, Educational Talent Search, and Pirate Production Crew. Her accomplishments include student council, National Honor Society, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Oklahoma Honor Society, Tri-M Honor Society, choir council, All-District Choir 7 years, and All-State choir 2 years.

Quote: “Treat people with kindness.”

Will: I, Angel Schmidt, will to Mattison Dodson my exceptional customer service skills.

Prophecy: In ten years, Angel Schmidt will be on an island that she owns tan, rested, and alone surrounded by enormous piles of money.

Jace Aaron Sommers is the son of Jay and Jennifer Sommers of Poteau. He played football for 4 years; he was involved in powerlifting for 2 years; and on the prom committee. He participated in the Okla Highway Patrol’s Cadet Lawman. He plans to attend Carl Albert State College and pursue a degree in business.

Quote: “What feels like the end is often the beginning.”

Will: I, Jace Sommers, leave Jacque Adams my parking spots.

Prophecy: In ten years, Jace Sommers will be laying on a beach in Hawaii.

 

Kaitlyn Soria
Kagan Stockton
Bryson Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brock Tackett 

Quote: “I’m not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world but I succeed cause I keep going and going.”- Sylvester Stallone 

Will: I, Brock Tackett, will my weird luck that got me through high school and anything else of importance that I left at the school to Bryce Tackett.

Prophecy: In ten years, Brock Tackett will be chilling with friends. 

 

Kiera Taylor is the daughter of Michelle Taylor. She has been involved in the Pride of Poteau Marching Band, Pirate Players Theatre Company, and choir. Her accomplishments include being accepted into National Honor Society, color guard flag captain B, Superintendent’s and  Principals Honor Roll, and received superior ratings for band and colorguard. She plans to attend CASC to fill her basics while going to the Practical Nursing class at the KTC.

Quote: “As the youth we want peace and love, we need to generate and show it!” -Ashton Irwin

Will: I, Kiera Taylor, will to Christabelle Maynard my rainbow color guard flag.

Prophecy: In ten years, Kiera Taylor will only wear Gucci and Versace to show off her luxurious life thanks to being the #1 plastic surgeon.

Sallie Taylor is the daughter of Danny and Laura Taylor. She has been involved with STUCO for 4 years, NHS for 3 years , Silver Steppers Dance Team for 2 years, Interact Club for 1 year, TRI-M Honor Society for 4 years, Oklahoma Honor Society for 4 years, and prom committee for 1 year. Her accomplishments include STUCO Class VP, NHS President, Choir Council President, Silver Steppers Co-Captain, EDHC Member 7 years, and Miss PHS 2018.

Quote: “You just gotta keep livin’ man. L-I-V-I-N.”

Will: I, Sallie Taylor, will Cora Rolens the ability to crack the best jokes on the side lines.

Prophecy: In ten years, Sallie Taylor will be fulfilling her hippie lifestyle as she travels the world in a van with her long-haired hunk of a man.

Amaya Thornburg is the daughter of Alice Thornburg & Jimmy Allmon. She has been involved in NHS for 3 years and PHS Journalism for 1 year. Her accomplishments include the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. She plans on going to the University of Central Arkansas and majoring in business. 

Quote:She will.” – Lil wayne 

Will: I, Amaya Thornburg, will to Alexa Vera my ability to always leave your make on people. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Amaya will be rich and traveling the world.

Kennedy Thornburg is the son of Kevin and Amanda Nixon. He has been involved in football, baseball, wrestling, and powerlifting. His accomplishments include 2018 and 2019 District football
champs, 2018 state qualifier in powerlifting, 2019 All-District Offensive Lineman, 2019 River Valley All Star Preps team , and 2019 4A State Football Champion. He plans on attending OSUIT and going into the Natural Gas Compression field.

Quote: “I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” – Sylvester Stallone 

Will: I Kennedy Thornburg, will Grant Ford the O-Line Captain headband.

Prophecy: In ten years, Kennedy will be living in a big shop house with two kids and all the toys he could dream of with his smoking hot wife.

Dakotah Tippit is the son of Stephen Tippit and Samantha Tippit and son of Carly Rowton and Wes Rowton.

Quote: “Life…life isn’t about… li-life isn’t about the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s about which road you take to enter the tunnel.”

Will: I, Dakotah Tippit, will Yair Camargo my parking spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Dakotah Tippit will probably be playing video games as  he does now. 

 

Vaka Tuifua
Madison Vaughan
Wyatt Waddell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kylie Vance is the daughter of Nolan and Jennifer Vance and step daughter of Amber Vance. She was a member of the Poteau High School Marching Band from 8th grade to her junior year. Kylie studied for two years at Kiamichi Tech where she obtained her CNA certification. She also studied as a concurrent student through CASC and was a member of both Education Talent Search and Upward Bound Math & Science. Kylie plans to further her education at Langston University where she will one day obtain her doctorate in Physical Therapy. 

Quote: “The Office, season 7, episode 19, minute 14:45.” 

Will: I, Kylie Vance, will to Triston Barber my amp and subs. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Kylie Vance, will be sittin over “yonder” sippin “soda pop” and telling “all y’all” about the “dern tootin’ corn-teen”. 

Tristan Vancil is the son of Gary and Rachel Vancil. He has been involved in cross country, soccer, basketball, student council, and NHS. His accomplishments include Student Council Representative, Principal’s Honor Roll, Student of the Week, and a three year NHS member. He plans to attend Carl Albert State College, enrolled in the Scholars Program, and major in Exercise Science and Personal Training, then continue his education at Oklahoma University.

Quote: “The cave we fear to enter holds the treasure we seek.” -Joseph Campbell

Will: I, Tristan Vancil, will Brecklyn Tucker my ability to save money. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Tristan Vancil will be living his best life owning a Tesla.

Alexander Walden  is the son of Becky Whitehead. He has been involved in track and basketball. His junior year he was awarded most improved player of the year for basketball. He plans to finish automotive technology at KTC and then go to OSUIT to further his automotive education. 

Will: I, Alex Walden, will to Xavion Vanderwalt, my parking spot. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Alexander Walden will hopefully have his own shop and doing what he loves, which is working on cars. 

 

Dauntay Warren
Haley Zheng
Kaleb Chambers
Justin Lamar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rayden Way is the daughter of Brandi Way. She has been involved in soccer, PHS Journalism, and science club. Her accomplishments include Varsity Soccer captain, Poteau Pirate Log Health and Beauty Editor, Potonion Yearbook People Division Editor and Sales Manager, and science club fundraising coordinator. She plans on attending NSU in the fall and getting her bachelors in elementary education. 

Quote: “We are trapped like rats.” -Lauren Peck, November 2019

Will: I, Rayden Way, will my clown energy to Lizzette Corea.

Prophecy: In ten years, Rayden will be in Texas putting the yee to the haw. 

Lexi Weaver is the daughter of Shane and Ashby Mize and Floyd and Amanda Bias. She has been involved in fast pitch and slow pitch softball, Silver Steppers Dance Team, National Honor Society, prom committee, student council, and varsity cheer. Her accomplishments include Principal’s Honor Roll and Superintendent’s Honor Roll. 

Quote: “Do what you think is right and everything else will fall in place.” 

Will: I, Lexi Weaver, will to London Sandlin my great dad jokes.

Prophecy: In ten years, Lexi will be finished with a masters degree and working for her dream home. 

Luke Wheat son of Randall and Melanie Wheat. He has been involved in golf for 4 year, NHS for 2 years, and choir for 2 years. He has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll for 4 years. He plans to attend Seminole State College to play golf.

Quote: “I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time.” -George Strait

Will: I, Luke Wheat, will my spot in the van to Brandon Pickle. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Luke will be laying on a beach with his beautiful wife.

 

 

Maci Paige Cunningham White is the daughter of Blake and Tori White and the late Gabriel Cunningham. Maci is a role model and a big sister to two younger sisters. She has been involved in student council all four years of her high school career and NHS for three. She was a dancer on the PHS Silver Steppers dance team for three years and was Pete the Pirate her senior year. She was involved in prom committee, Tri-M Music Honor Society and choir council. She plans to continue her education at Carl Albert State college and them go to NSU for speech pathology. 

Quote: “You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can[’t] predict the weather.”- “Miss Jackson” by OutKast 

Will: I, Maci White, will my spunk and my choir robe to Marley Wahl. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Maci will be happy.

Lexi Wood is the daughter of Paul and Makala Wood. She has been involved in Fast pitch softball, slow pitch softball, basketball, and track. Her accomplishments include 

All County Tournament Fastpitch 2018  & 2019, All County Tournament Slow pitch 2018 & 2019, All County Tournament Basketball 2018, N.O.A.A Basketball 1st team All Conference, All District Fastpitch 2018, All District Slow pitch 2019, All District Fastpitch 2019, District Champion 2020, and NHS. She plans to attend Stigler KTC to become an esthetician. 

Quote: “You can’t always get what you want, but I certainly can.”

Will:I, Lexi Wood, will my good looks and my basketball shooting skills to Emmy Ford. 

Prophecy: In ten years, Lexi Wood knows she will be living on a beach, with her standard poodle Ollie Banda making tik toks & just getting by with her good looks. 

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