News-Star/Patriot Auto Group Car Finalist: Anna Lee, Prague
Senior Anna Lee is a leader at Prague High School and maintains a 3.9 GPA.
She has been selected as one of The Shawnee News-Star and Patriot Auto Group Students of the Month for December and is now in the running to win a car.
Her parents are Chris and Stephanie Lee.
“Anna is visually impaired,” her mother, Stephanie, said. “But she's never allowed her visual issues to affect her competitively.”
Anna competes in OSSAA Speech and Debate and FFA Speech.
“In order to learn her speeches, she writes and records them,” Anna's mother said. “Then she listens for hours memorizing her speeches entirely.”
Volunteering in her church's children's program, Anna created her own Faithful Friends ministry, a combination of puppetry, character lessons and Bible stories.
“She uses (the ministry) for children, nursing homes, and hopes in the future to use it for hospitals,” Stephanie said. “She also works with her family to host Vacation Bible Schools and Kid's Krusades at churches in the summer.”
Anna works at the Prague Elementary library and after-school program.
“She works with the second-graders, helping with homework and their daily reading assignments,” Stephanie said.
Anna was part of the lineup at Oklahoma State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister's awards event, the State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence.
Out of more than 200 contest entries, Anna was chosen to present her winning essay at the award ceremony.
She also has many speech and debate awards and several academic honors under her belt.
Anna is currently serving as Prague's 2019-2020 Kolache Queen.
After graduation, Anna plans to attend Evangel University where she wants to major in Communications and minor in Children's Ministry.
She maintains a 3.9 GPA.
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 May 4, 2020, News-Star fourth annual Best of Preps banquet at FireLake Arena. 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.