Seminole State College student Brittain Whithers of Strother was one of 30 Oklahoma college and university students selected to attend the Nigh Institute Leadership Conference recently held in Oklahoma City.


Seminole State College student Brittain Whithers of Strother was one of 30 Oklahoma college and university students selected to attend the Nigh Institute Leadership Conference recently held in Oklahoma City.
Whithers received a 2011 George and Donna Nigh Public Service Scholarship through the Nigh Institute program funded by the Oklahoma Legislature.
During the leadership academy, students visited with members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as attended sessions concerning Oklahoma’s local government, government relations, the national election, public policy, and Oklahoma’s economic future.
The students also had time to enjoy some of Oklahoma City’s numerous attractions. They toured the Governor’s Mansion, the Oklahoma History Center and the State Capitol and heard remarks from the Oklahoma Lieutenant Govenor Todd Lamb.
In addition, the group had the opportunity to attend briefings from the Oklahoma Supreme Court, House of Representatives and Senate.
Whithers, a sophomore from Strother, is active in several campus groups and volunteers for many service projects. She is a member of the SSC Presidential Leadership Class IV.