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Po Hi Names Kaylie Hollis Valedictorian, Taylor Whitefield Salutatorian


The Ponca City Senior High School 2017 Graduating Class is proud to announce Kaylie Hollis as the Valedictorian and Taylor Nicole Whitefield as Salutatorian.  Po-Hi graduation is Friday, May 19, 8:00 p.m. at Sullins Stadium.  Ceremonies will be held at First Baptist Church (218 South 6th Street) in case of inclement weather.  Graduation will be livestreamed ( again this year for friends and family who are unable to attend.  Baccalaureate is Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. in Howell Auditorium. 

Kaylie Marie Hollis is the daughter of Kirk and Kim Hollis. She plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University majoring in Accounting. 

Taylor Nicole Whitefield is the daughter of Quint and Andi Whitefield. Her plans include attending Oklahoma State University. She is majoring in Business and Philosophy and plans to go to Law School. 

Activities and honors for both scholars include: 

  • Kaylie Hollis – Awards/Honors/Clubs/Activities
    Class of 2017 Valedictorian
  • AP Scholar with Honors
    Superintendent’s honor Roll (10th-12th)
  • President Scholarship – Oklahoma Christian University
  • Newkirk Dental Scholarship
  • W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship
  • Elks Scholarship
  • Noon Lions Club Scholarship
  • Professionals Today Scholarship
  • RCB Bank Scholarship
  • Most Outstanding Senior Student Award
  • Most Outstanding Junior Award, nominated by Student Council members (11th)
  • Outstanding Junior Award, nominated by faculty and students for leadership and academic achievement (11th)
  • Outstanding Sophomore Student, nominated by faculty and students for leadership and academic achievement (10th)
  • Leadership Award in English AP (9th)
  • Senior Class Vice President (12th)
  • Student Council (9th-12th)
  • Highest GPA of Student Council (9th-12th)
  • National Honor Society Secretary (12th)
  • Band (9th)
  • Crime stoppers Secretary (9th)
  • Volleyball (9th-10th)
  • Pioneer Bible Youth Group 

Taylor Whitefield – Awards/Honors/Clubs/Activities

  • Class of 2017 Salutatorian
  • National Honor Society (12th)
  • The National Society of High School Scholars (12th)
  • Superintendent’s Honor Roll
  • Attended Oklahoma Girls State (11th)
  • W.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship
  • Varsity Tennis (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)
  • Highest GPA in Lady Cat Tennis Award (10th, 11th, 12th)
  • Tennis Captain (10th, 11th, 12th)
  • Qualified for State in Tennis (12th)
  • Basketball (9th)
  • Youth Traffic Court Judge (12th)
  • First Baptist Church Youth
  • State Tennis Championships Qualifier (10th, 11th, 12th)

Pictured L-R: Kaylie Hollis & Taylor Whitefield