Shawnee High School teacher Cullin Birney (left) congratulates Alexander Lunsford, an Academic All-Stater from SHAWNEE, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet, held recently in Tulsa. Lunsford, a 2019 graduate of Shawnee High School, was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters. In addition, he received an Academic All-State scholarship sponsored by Jasmine and Melvin Moran of Seminole. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. Birney, a Robotics Team mentor, was Lunsford’s honored teacher guest at the banquet.