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October 7, 2012

Education focus of chamber luncheon

Woodward, Okla. — Education is the focus of Monday's monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Pioneer Room. The luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Pioneer Room.

"Woodward is unique in regards to its size and the education opportunities within it, and that’s what we're here to recognize," said C.J. Montgomery, president of the Chamber of Commerce. "Woodward's education tiers consist of common education, higher education, and career technology. While the luncheon will be held in recognition of all the tiers, we usually rotate which tier we choose to highlight. This year we're concentrating on higher education."

In consideration of the focus on higher education, the speakers lined up for the luncheon include Jimmy Harrel one of the state regents; Mike Mitchel a  Regional University System of Oklahoma regent and Dr. Janet Cunningham, president of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

This luncheon is typically one of the chamber's larger meetings, with attendance expected to be around 150 people.

"Our October luncheon is always dedicated to highlighting the educational opportunities of Woodward," Montgomery said. "So in addition to those who normally attend our luncheons, we're also inviting area school administrators."

The luncheon will also recognize Lee Ann Stone, Woodward's 2012 teacher of the year, and Julia Benbrook, Woodward's 2012 Student Citizen of the Year. Stone was also one of the 12 finalists for the state teacher of the year.

"We plan to re-recognize both Lee Ann Stone and Julia Benbrook for their tremendous accomplishments" Montgomery said.

Big Dan's Steakhouse is catering the luncheon.

 

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