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News-Star/Patriot Auto Group Car Finalist: Jaela Daily, Shawnee

Vicky O. Misa
Jaela Daily

Shawnee senior Jaela Daily is a leader at Shawnee High School and maintains a 3.95 GPA.

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

Her mom is Gina Daily.

“Jaela is a hard-working student who is eager to learn and research to better understand the information,” Shawnee High School Counselor Dianne Dodd said.

Helping to coordinate games is not all she does at school events.

“She has volunteered at various school functions setting up fairs and preparing food at the concession, and making homemade items for parent/teacher conferences,” Dodd said. “She is a good leader and role model for young people.”

Dodd said Daily helps the underclassmen.

Daily was the leader of the front ensemble in marching band this year.

“Jaela tutors other peers, especially those having trouble with their work,” Dodd said.

Daily is the recipient of an academic letter jacket.

Among her accomplishments are Principal's Honor Roll; Regional STEM Standout; National Honor Society; and more.

Also, Daily has completed an internship at SSM Health St. Anthony-Shawnee hospital in the laboratory and pathology center.

Weighing her career options, Daily has an interest in health care, working with animals, and also is pursuing experience in business to build a good foundation in her future endeavors.

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 after the News-Star's fourth annual Best of Preps virtual banquet slated for June 18. 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.