A new group of Madill High School sophomores were officially inducted into the National Honor Society Monday night at the Wildcat Den. They heard from keynote speaker reality television star Jet McCoy.
"Just show up," McCoy said in his presentation Monday. He also encouraged the students to keep setting goals in their life as they continue to mature. McCoy began school in Madill before moving. He now resides in Ada. He did not discuss his progression through The Amazing Race even though he fielded questions from the audience on the subject.
NHS sponsor Lori Hartin commended the current chapter members for their hard work throughout this year and urged the new NHS inductees to do the same. Principal Andy Gower presented students with their certificates of induction.
Inductees: Kameron Adams, Natalee Alvarez, Jorge-Avila Gonzalez, Houston Barthold, Gabi Burke, Matthew Combs, Courtney Connel, Madi Cook, Jeremy Crowley, Magdelena De La Paz, Jessica Dugan, Raegin Eddings, Daisy Fuentes, San Juanita Flores, Taylor Gamble, Callie Gray, Anatolio Ibarra, Ethan Jaggers, Dakota Looney, Jocelyn Lopez, Maddy McCain, Riley McDaniel, Ace McHatton, Andrew Neese, Edgar Padron, Sarah Perez, Quinn Pruitt, Tyler Ramirez, Erik Rodriguez, Asenat Salas, Ali Selvy, Bailey Sparks, Della Stuckey, Anzlee Szenasi, Jordan Talkington, Jessi Thomas, Austin Williams and Devin Williams
Madill senior Haley Furr signed a letter of intent Monday morning in the high school media center to play softball at Murray State College next year. Members of the media, Murray State coach Marie Stone, family and friends gathered for the ceremony.
"I love the campus, and I went and visited the team and I love the girls that are a part of the softball team and I love Coach Stone," Furr said."I'm going to become a physical therapist."
"Haley is an awesome individual and she has a great family. We're looking to bring in players that have an extremely high work ethic," Murray State softball coach Marie Stone said. "I just think she is going to be a great addition to our softball program."
According to Coach Stone, Furr will help fill a need for a middle infielder on the Lady Aggies' roster. Furr played shortstop as a senior for the Lady 'Cats' softball squad.
Watch Video of Signing Ceremony for Haley Furr.
Video by Hilda Lopez & Taylor Gamble
Results from the March 6 curriculum contest at Murray State College show several Madill students placing in a myriad of subjects.
Click on the file below to view the individual placings
Information provided by Michelle Bray
Madill's Haley Furr is expected to sign a letter of intent at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (March 10) in the Madill High School media center to play softball at Murray State College in Tishomingo next year. Furr is a multi-sport athlete for MHS. She has played softball and basketball for the Lady Wildcats during her entire high school career. Just this season, Furr eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in her high school hoops career and helped guide Madill to a regional consolation championship. She also has served as an MHS cheerleader. She claimed the basketball homecoming queen's crown in January. She will play in the Lake Country Conference senior basketball game in Lone Grove at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.
Madill's Rowdy Votaw racked up yet another individual powerlifting championship on Saturday when he snatched first place at the regional in Hartshorne. Andrew Neese earned third place in the 132-pound class and Micheal Pickens picked up a fifth-place finish. All three iron 'Cats claimed a spot in the state competition set for March 14 in McLoud. According to Coach Drew Young, Jeffery Ortloff and Daniel Thygesan sewed up sixth place in their respective divisions and have a possibility of reaching state with an at-large bid. It could be as late as March 10 to determine all state qualifiers.
Photos Courtesy Drew Young
The Madill powerlifting team is headed for Hartshorne tomorrow (March 8) morning. They should depart at 5:30 a.m.
Monday (March 10) will bring a myriad of activities for Madill High School. The golf team is scheduled to play at Seminole. The Wildcat Relays track meet is at 4 p.m. at Alumni Field. The Lake Country Conference senior basketball games will be held Monday night in Lone Grove. The cheerleader try-out sign-up deadline is Monday with a meeting set for 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. The National Honor Society banquet will be Monday night at 6:30 in the Wildcat Den with guest speaker Jett McCoy. Also, a senior parent meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in the media center to discuss plans for the after-prom party.
The Lady 'Cats faced their second top 15 ranked opponent in the last three playoff games Thursday afternoon. Madill did all it could, but fell 68-51 to Class 4A's No. 11 Cache Lady Bulldogs in the area III tournament in Chickasha. The loss puts a halt to a 14-10 season for the Lady Wildcats. Madill only trailed Cache 13-8 after the opening quarter. They put an impressive run together in the second quarter to get within 26-23 of the Lady 'Dogs by intermission. However, the Lady Bulldogs cashed in on an 11-2 run to begin the second half and eventually led 41-32 by the third quarter's end. Cache then outscored Madill 27-19 in final quarter. Kaylen Sweat, Haley Furr, Brenna Green, Emily Coleman, Blakelyn Self, and Kaitlyn Richardson wrapped their final game as seniors for the basketball team on Thursday. The Lady 'Cats defeated Bridge Creek last Friday. Bridge Creek was ranked No. 13 in Class 4A.
Madill 8 15 9 19 51
Cache 13 13 15 27 68
Madill (14-10): Sweat 18, Furr 12, Green 12, Hartsfield 6, Schulke 2
Several Madill students will test their academic skills today (March 6) at Murray State College in Tishomingo during the curriculum contest. Students are selected by their classroom teachers to compete among other students around the area. Students receive medals for placing in the individual subjects ranging from music to trigonometry. Students take tests in their subject area during the day and then are ranked according to their score.
The clock will jump forward this coming weekend early Sunday (March 9) morning. This will mean the clock will be moved one hour ahead.