Nursing students awarded Jerry D. Morris Memorial Scholarship

Nursing students awarded Jerry D. Morris Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Practical Nursing students Herlinda Sanchez, Harold Moran-Zamora, and Cruz Diaz for being named 2020-21 Jerry D. Morris Scholarship recipients! The scholarship is presented in memory of former RRTC superintendent Jerry Morris and is worth $500.

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Students awarded Rodney J. Love Scholarship

Students awarded Rodney J. Love Scholarship

Congratulations to Chris Whiteman, Chloe Blevins, Brandon Vardell, and Hopelynn Cummings for being awarded the Rodney J. Love Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $250 per student. Whiteman is a CNC/Precision Machining student; Blevins a Business (BITE) student; Vardell an Automotive Service student; and Cummings a Health Careers student.

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Nursing students awarded Lillard Scholarship

Nursing students awarded Lillard Scholarship

Congratulations to the following Practical Nursing students who recently received the John Lillard Scholarship worth $300: (l-r) Abbie Lumbert, Laura Scifres, Anna Applin, and Rebecca Welton.

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Students win at State SkillsUSA Contest

Students win at State SkillsUSA Contest

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the State SkillsUSA contest!


Post-Secondary (Adult) Welding Fabrication (team) – 2nd Place

Austin Fowler, Billy Mayes and Tyler Wilkinson

Secondary (high school) Cosmetology

Taylor Myers – 1st Place

Macy Prewett – 2nd Place

Secondary Nail Care

Destyne Robbins – 2nd Place

Madison Jarrett – 3rd Place

Post-Secondary HVACR

Kyle Davis – 3rd Place

Post-Secondary Automotive Service Technology

Dylan Lee – 1st Place

Robert Gorrell – 2nd Place

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BPA Students Place at Nationals

BPA Students Place at Nationals

Congratulations to National BPA (Business Professionals of America) Leadership contest winners Chloe Blevins and Liberty Hesbrook! Blevins won second in Advanced Office Systems and Procedures, and Hesbrook won ninth in Advanced Word Processing and earned her Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Microsoft Word!

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Outstanding Students Named

Outstanding Students Named

Outstanding Students for the 2020-21 school year were recently named by their instructors. Students receiving recognition were:

Automotive Collison

Alexander Allen-a.m.-Adult

Jesse Johnson-p.m.-Empire


Automotive Service

Robert Gorrell-a.m.-Adult

Dylan Lee-a.m.-Adult

Brandon Vardell-a.m.-Temple

Jamaria Holloway-p.m.-Duncan

Jacob Potesak-p.m.-Comanche

Zachary Stroud-p.m.-Duncan


Business and Information Technology Education (BITE)

Chloe Blevins-a.m.-Adult

Liberty Hesbrook-a.m.-Duncan


The Biomedical Science Academy

Marjorie Caoile-a.m.-Duncan

Bre McCauley-a.m.-Comanche

Ava Ryan-p.m.-Duncan

Shalynn Skeen-p.m.-Empire


Computer-Aided Drafting

Dylan Hargrove-a.m.-Central

Haley Best-a.m.-Central

Natalie Womack-p.m.-Velma

Weston Spurgin-p.m.-Empire


CNC and Precision Machining

Ty Smith-Adult

William Rice-Adult

Isaac Gholson-a.m.-Waurika



Madison Jarrett-a.m.-Duncan

Teryn Towe-a.m.-Temple

JaCylia Johnson-p.m.-Duncan

Jylian Scholl-p.m.-Central



Alejandro Alvarez –a.m.-Bray

Brittney Helterbran –a.m.-Waurika

Corby Alley – p.m.–Duncan

Nick Taylor –p.m.-Home School


Emergency Medical Services

Austin Tucker-a.m.-Adult

Faith Robbins-a.m.-Adult


Residential Heating and Air Conditioning

Jonathan Bates – a.m.-Walters

Chase Kraus – p.m.-Empire


Health Careers I – Instructor Fish

Harlee Heaton-a.m.-Marlow

Brooklyn Sullivan-a.m.-Velma

Marissa Chandler-p.m.-Comanche


Health Careers I – Instructor Jacobi

Jaylee Griffin-a.m.-Bray

Joshua Kilbourn-a.m.-Bray

Emily Bruce-p.m.-Comanche

Perla Hernandez-p.m.-Empire


Health Careers II – Instructor Long

Jerney Denton-a.m.-Comanche

Kodi Duke-a.m.-Ryan

Shelby Crump-p.m.-Empire

Cheyanne Young-Tredup-p.m.-Duncan


Practical Nursing (all Adults)

Benjamin Harris

Harold Moran-Zamora

Herlinda Sanchez

Rebecca Welton


The Pre Engineering Academy

Jacob Riley-a.m.-Duncan

Kinley Rendon-a.m.-Comanche


Welding and Metal Fabrication

Austin Fowler-a.m.-Adult

Sierra McCombs-a.m.-Central

Kaitlyn Smith-a.m.-Walters

Nash Farmer-p.m.-Adult

Marshall Matthesen-p.m.-Home School

Austin Sampley-p.m.-Comanche

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Title IX Trainings

Title IX training resources from the Sept. 10, 2020, OSSBA professional development titled “Title IX: Understanding New Federal Rules and Regulations”. Attending the training were: Dennis Loafman, Superintendent; Brook Holding, Assistant Superintendent; Lisa Williams, A&CD and BIS Coordinator; and Sylvia Loveday, Program Director.

Title IX Regulations: Revisions

Title IX Investigation Steps

Is This a Possible Title IX Issue?

Investigation Timeline

Title IX Investigation – Supportive Measures

Notice of Title IX Investigation and Interview

Notice of Title IX Interview

Notice of Temporary Delay

Emergency Removal

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Title IX Coordinators

Brook Holding, Assistant Superintendent

3300 W. Bois D’Arc Ave.

Duncan, OK 73534

580-255-2903, 226

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Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter Elects Officers

Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter Elects Officers

The RRTC Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professional morning and afternoon chapters recently elected officers for the 2020-2021 school year. The students elected as officers are:

AM Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter: Haleigh Johnson, Temple HS, President; Tori Spruill, Duncan HS, President; Kaydi Allen, Duncan HS, Vice-President; Lauran Absher, Duncan HS, Secretary; Ashley Souter, Marlow HS, Treasurer; Estrella Sanchez, Marlow HS, Reporter; and Brooklyn Sullivan, Velma-Alma HS, Parliamentarian.

PM Health Careers HOSA-Future Health Professionals Chapter: Jade Gallaher, Duncan HS, President; Marissa Chandler, Comanche HS, Vice-President; Hope Cummings, Waurika HS, Secretary; Rolando Perez, Velma-Alma HS, Reporter; Emma Rouse, Empire HS, Parliamentarian; and Cheyanne Young, Duncan HS, Historian.

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45th Nursing Class Graduates

45th Nursing Class Graduates

Red River Technology Center Graduates 45th Practical Nursing Class


Sixteen Practical Nursing students from Red River Technology Center recently received their pins and diplomas during an unusual graduation ceremony held June 18, 2020, in the RRTC Business and Industry Center parking lot. That’s right…the parking lot.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this class completed their practical nursing training via distance learning, and in following with recommended CDC guidelines, the RRTC administration had to come up with a unique way of celebrating their accomplishments.


Superintendent Dennis Loafman delivered the welcome speech to students and their families as they sat in parked cars, evenly spaced around the lot to manage social distancing.


“This is definitely not how you thought your year would go or how we planned on celebrating your accomplishments,” Loafman said. “However, this is the perfect example that we never know what life will bring us and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication you showed in handling this situation and completing this program.”


Before the pinning ceremony began, Practical Nursing Director Amanda Churchman MSN, RN, spoke about some of the challenges students faced.


“We all did something that has never been done before and your instructors could not be more proud of you,” she said. “And we don’t want to even get started on the Zoom call problems! But you guys stuck with us, we all got through it together, and this class will always be bonded in a special way because of it.”


After praising the students, Churchman announced some honors and awards the nursing students received during the school year. Those receiving awards on the night of graduation were:


Michelle Johnson, Karrie Patton, Kammi Snodgrass, and Smantha Solomon were all named Outstanding Practical Nursing students for the 2019-2020 school year. This award would have normally been presented during the annual RRTC student awards assembly.


Brittany McBride was named Outstanding Fellow Student by a vote of her peers.


Sarah Whiteman received the Award for Outstanding Theory Knowledge and Kimberly Breeze received the Award for Outstanding Clinical Practice. Duncan Regional Hospital – Tower Three received an award for Best Clinical Facility, and Aley Morales, RN, and nurse on Tower Three at DRH, received the Nursing Mentor Award.


Kimberly Breeze, Kasey Beavers, Brittany McBride, and Sarah Whiteman represented the top 10 percent of the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing class and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held in early March.


Several students also placed at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference, which was held online this yeara due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students placing were: Jessica Sikes, first place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking; Mallory Bearce, Kadie Ellis, Aubrey Ottwell, and Karrie Patton, second place, Creative Problem Solving; Brittany McBride, second place, Health Care Photography; and Kirsten Litke, third place, Biomedical Laboratory Science.


Churchman introduced the graduates, who came one at a time from their cars, while Practical Nursing instructors Krissy Bohn MSN, RN, and Liz Baxter MSN, RN, presented diplomas and nursing pins to the graduates, while each graduate was pinned by a member of their family.


The 2019-2020 graduates are: Jessica Sikes, Kasey Beavers, Samantha Solomon, Kirsten Litke, Brittany McBride, Michelle Johnson, Kimberly Breeze, Bailey Wesberry, Mallory Bearce, Haley Clark, Maya Luna, Aubrey Ottwell, Kammi Snodgrass, Sarah Whiteman, Karrie Patton, and Silver Boston.

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