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News-Star/Patriot Auto Group Car Finalist: Conner Cheney, McLoud

Vicky O. Misa

Senior Conner Cheney is a leader at McLoud High School and maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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.

“He is a caring, trustworthy, responsible and respectful young man,” McLoud High School Guidance Counselor Amy Bump said. “He has shown that he cares about academics.”

Ranked the top of his class, Bump said Cheney can be counted on to help in any situation.

“He has completed various volunteer hours for National Honor Society,” Bump said.

The recipient of various academic awards, Bump said Cheney received an academic letter jacket in November.

“He shows respect to everyone,” she said. “He is an example for all our students.”

Bump said Cheney is a great team player who contributes to his classes.

“He is an excellent member of our school,” she said.

Cheney wants to major in Pharmacy in college, she said.

Parents are Steven Cheney and Stephanie Stone.

Best of Preps 2019-20

For the third 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 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. The remaining 15 students will win scholarships.

Each month administrators at participating 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.

Additional sponsors of the program include Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Benchmark Realty, Oklahoma Baptist University, Pioneer Library System, Immanuel Baptist Church Student Ministry and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.