Prague High School Senior and Valedictorian Seth Cooper is the son of Todd and Lori Standley.

Prague High School Senior and Valedictorian Seth Cooper is the son of Todd and Lori Standley.

Guidance Counselor Stephanie Lee said Cooper puts his academics first and his athletic ability follows.

“He works six days a week, attends Seminole State College concurrently while maintaining a 4.0 GPA,” she said.

He has been selected as one of The Shawnee News-Star and Patriot Auto Group Students of the Month for February and is now in the running to win a car.

“Seth is very active within our school and community,” Lee said. “He is very determined and goal-oriented.”

Cooper is a member of FFA, BPA, National Honor Society, the current Senior Class Representative and he's on the Student Council, she said.

“Seth is captain of the football team, has been class officer for several years and is on both BancFirst and Vision Banks' Student Board of Directors,” Lee said.

She said Cooper is a volunteer in many areas, such as working in the school concession stand, helping with a Christmas food drive and is a blood donor.

“Seth has helped numerous elderly individuals in our community by donating his time to help mow and clean their yards,” Lee said.

Best of Preps

For the second year, Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Chandler is going to provide a brand new Jeep Renegade for the Patriot Student of the Year to a student from one of 11 participating high schools in the area.

The Patriot Auto Group is teaming up with The Shawnee News-Star to recognize the area’s best student.

During the school year, two students of the month will be selected by an impartial panel of judges based off nominations from administrators at the school. Those 16 students will be finalists to win the Patriot Student of the Year award and one will drive home in a new car after the May 6, 2019, News-Star third annual Best of Preps banquet at FireLake Arena. The remaining 15 students will win scholarships.

Each month administrators at area high schools will submit a nomination for a senior who has an excellent grade point average, displays community leadership qualities, is an active volunteer and displays high moral integrity.

The Students of the Month will be selected by a handful of judges from the community.

Additional sponsors of the program include Miracle Ear and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.