In 1967, Woodward’s Kiwanis Club chose to honor the academically successful high school students of Woodward.

“The Kiwanis Club just started to honor them back then because at that time there was really no recognition for academics,” said Kiwanis Club member Gary Wise.

The special award, conceived in 1967, is still given out each year to one Woodward Senior-it is known as the Golden W Award.

The annual Golden W Award Banquet will be held this evening at 7 p.m. in the Woodward High School commons area.

Students from ninth through twelfth grades, who are part of the Oklahoma High School Honor Society, are invited to attend the banquet as honored guests. Oklahoma High School Honor Society students are students who fall in the top ten percent of their class.

During the banquet one Woodward senior will be given the Golden W Award.

Speaking at the banquet will be Woodward’s 1987 Golden W Award winner Stacy Reynolds.

There will also be musical entertainment at the event and the meal will be catered by Appel’s Catering.

Oklahoma High School Honor Society students attending the banquet include freshmen Susan Alley, Casey Covalt, Daurice French, Jessica Hensal, Shawn Hunter, Chelsey Langston, Chesney Mitchell, Devin Overholser, Mason Semmel, Shawn Taylor, Austin Wilson, LeAnn Yadon, Shelby Armstrong, Susan Fanning, Jacob Gilreath, Austin Hickman, Kash Irwin, Eric Luthi, Jacob Moore, Kellie Reidlinger, Corbin Sharpe, Dakota Vang, Jonathan Woods, Haley Yarbrough, Chloe Baird, Kari Fewin, Seth Heckart, Jada Hodges, Jennifer Kleuser, Amanda Merrill, Preslee Newby, Jessica Reynolds, Kelby Shifflett, Mori White, Michael Woods, sophomores, Shelby Barnett, Jamin Brown, Kedrin Coleman, Blythe Gentry, Gilda Palacio, Erick Silva, Jenniffer Warfield, Chelsea Williams, Kelsey Barnum, Christen Bruehl, Josh Cook Alyssa Juttner, Kristyn Price, Shawna Stine, Rachel Warnick, Spencer Bradford, Molly Castor, Sarah Davis, Morgan Myers, Jacob Ruble, Brittney Teel, Anna White, juniors Kiley Barnett, Delta Farmer, Kendra Hollis, Austin Miller, Rachelle Smith, Kayla Baird, Joshua Goff, Wesley Howell, Mallory Ross, Tanner Smith, Kyle Bilbo, Larissa Hammans, Matthew McDonald, Jennifer Shifflett, seniors Kaylee Brace, Kori Dezort, Sun Young Kim, Matthew Moore, Benjamin Smith, Alysha Castor, Addison Gerdes, Allison Lauderdale, Leah Radke, Jill Weidemann, Chris Cooper, Andrew Hickman, Joey Miller, Kathryn Shore and Lora Worley-Bryant.

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