Blackwell honors Maroon Spirit and Miss BHS for 2020
Blackwell High School named their Maroon Spirit and Miss BHS last week, ahead of October's traditional Homecoming events. Maroon Spirit is Worthy Shepherd, with the runners up Tanner Lee Botts and Collin Prince. Merik Edgar was crowned Miss BHS with her runners up including Emily Ashford and Emily Lewis.
Shepherd is the son of Chad and Heather Shepherd and has attended Blackwell schools his whole life. He has been on the National Honor Society and was the freshman class president. He has played football for three years, basketball for three years, and track and baseball for one year.
Shepherd attends First Christian Church. After graduation, he plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University and then join the military with the goal to become a pilot. Botts is the son of Randy and Kassa Botts and has attended Blackwell schools his whole life.
He was a member of the National Honor Society, and Student Council for four years. He has been football royalty for two years and football captain for four years. He has wrestled, played baseball and ran track for three years each. He attends First Christian Church and plans to attend college to further his education.
Prince is the son of Chris and Angie Prince and has attended Blackwell schools all of his life.
He is in the National Honor Society and was also part of basketball royalty for two years. He played basketball for four years and was in the Pep Club for one year. He attends Immanuel Baptist Church and plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College to obtain an associates degree in process technology.
Edgar is the daughter of EJ and April Edgar. She has attended Blackwell schools all of her life and was homecoming attendant her sophomore and junior years. She is Student Council President, a member of the National Honor Society, and a blood donor.
She is a member of the Principal's Honor Roll, Girl’s State, and All-District softball for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons. She played softball for four years, was a wrestling manager for four years, a member of Student Council for four years, cheer for one year, and Pep Club for four years. Edgar is active in the Immanuel Baptist Church youth group, and aspires to continue her softball career into college and pursue a degree in healthcare.
Ashford is the daughter for Sam and Heidi Ashford and has attended Blackwell schools all of her life. She is senior class president, and was a football homecoming attendant her sophomore and junior year. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a blood donor, a Girl's State Delegate, and on the Principal's Honor Roll.
She has been in Student Council for four years, softball for four years, basketball for two years and cheer for one year. She has been a wrestling attendant for two years and a member of Pep Club for four years. Ashford is active in the First Christian Church youth group. She plans attend the University of Central Oklahoma to study pre-med before attending the University of Oklahoma to receive her doctorate in dental surgery.
Lewis is the daughter of Michael and Heather Lewis and has attended Blackwell schools for 13 years. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Principal’s Honor Roll. She has been a wrestling attendant for two years and recipient of the Golden Arm Award for two years.
She played softball for four years and was in Pep Club for three years. She is an active blood donor.
She plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College for her associate's degree and then transfer to a university to obtain a bachelor’s in the healthcare field.
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