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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, January 19, 2012 - A3 PTHS FCCLA Wins Big Perkins-Tryon High School FCCLA competed in District STAR Events on December 8th. All five participants placed in the top three in their category which established a new record for PTHS FCCLAI!! Pictured front row, left to right: Cole Courtight, 1st place in Job Interview; Samantha Royce, 1st place in Career Investigation; Carlee Robbins, 3rd place in Creed Interpretation; and Danci Johnston, 3rd place in New Member Facts Test. Second row: Lauren Frazier, 2rid place in Event Planning. Photo provided 6th Grade Choir Has Been Busy The 6th grade choir also sang at four different locations in December. These young ladies sang for the monthly luncheon at Immanuel Baptist Church early in December. They also performed at Redbud Assisted Living Center and provided goodie bags for the residents as well. They joined the Music Makers at the Elementary and sang at the Christmas Assembly at the Intermediate School to finish the Christmas season. The 6th Grade Choir is directed by Diann Rudd and accompanied by Carlletta Brown. Photo provided MTC's Major Selected as One of Oklahoma's Most Admired CEOs Meridian Technology Superintendent/CEO, Dr. Douglas Major, has been selected by The Journal Record as (me of Oklahoma's Most Admired CEOs. Selection criteria included leadership and vision, com- petitiveness and innovation, community leadership and service, financial performance and growth, and corporate leadership and board service. An independent panel of judges selected Major for the honor. A dinner will lake place at the National Cowboy P-TJH Students of the Month  Westem Heritage Museum to recognize Major with this Perkins-Tryon Junior High Students of the Month for December are (I to r): Megan Burke, award on February 16. 7th grade; Alex Marigold, 8th grade; Jessica Howard, 9th grade. Photo provided "It's an h(mor to be recog- 321 N Main Perkins, OK (405) 612-4104 Dentures - Partials - Relines - Repairs ('dl N(')W /i .  (m .l)l(,hm.('m / 003opm Class Begins Wed. Feb. 15th TOPS News TOPS OK0013,Chapter mets weekly at the Payne County Health Depa/tmeriffrom 5:00-6:5 on Thursdays. At our Chapter meeting on Jarluary 12, we had 14 TOPS and 2 KOPS in atten- dance, Patty Pappan was the best TOPS loser and Jim Albright was the best KOPS loser. The net weight loss for the week was 5.25 p(rands. Kathy Aibright, chapter leader, challenged the group to write down specific individual goals for the year, including short range goals to reach while aiming for the big goals. Make it fun as well as challenging!! Jessie Mflene will be our program speaker next week. Visitors are welcome to'attend and check us out and consider making TOPS a part of their wellness plan for 2012. Weigh-in takes place from 5:00 until 5: 45, followed by a meeting. For ftLrther i nfonnafion about TOPS (Taking OffPoands Sensibly) please contact Patty Pappan 405- 344-2683 or visit tops.org or TOPSWonders.com nized. It takes a great team to make an organization strong" said Major. "At Meridian, our employees are passio=mte about our mission of provid- ing customized education and training for individuals, industries and communities. Leading an organization that is making a positive impact is a privilege." Since treeoming CEO three yearsago, Majorhasintroduced and led the organization in the implementalion of several new initiatives desired to ensure that Meridian Technology Center programs and services continue to meet the needs (3t" the district. These include the "Technology Centers 1'hat Work" school improvement model that focuses on student success in both technic! con- tent and academic subjects; "Business Excellence," an approach to reaching more businesses and delivering targeted education and train- ing services through mutu- ally beneficial relationships (a process he co-authored); embracing simulation train- ing techndogy in areas such as health care, automotive and metal fabrication; new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initia- tives like pre-engineering and biotechnology; and engaging in a strategic planning initia- tive that involved all staff members. Major is being honored in the nonprofit business category. An overall winner in the cat- egory will be announced at the dinner. In his recommendation letter, Direc'tor of Meridian's Center for Business Development, Dr. Ron Duggins, said, "As a leader Doug allows individu- als to utilize their own experi- ences, intellect, skills, colnpe- tencies, in short, their fidl self in the pursuit of the common vision of the institution." He added, 'q'his approach allows the employees to be fully involve, Iolowing that both they and their input are highly valuable and important to the success of Meridian Technol- ogy Center." During his tenure at Merid- ian TecbaologyCenter, Major also completed both his master's and doctoral degrees fix)m OSU. In 2000, he was selected as the Superintendent/ CF of Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City. He held this position before returning to Meridian Technology Center in November 2008 as Superintendent. He has held offices in the Oklahoma Technology Center Superintendents' Association, the Oklahoma Council of Local Administra- tors, the Oklahoma Associa- tion of Career ;rod Technical Education and the National Council of Local Admi nistra- tors for ,Career and Technical Education. He serves as Vice President of the Administrative Division for theAssociation of Career and Technical Education. Major is a graduate of Leader- ship Stillwater and Leadership Oklahoma and was appointed by GovemorHenry to serve on the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. FARMERS Auto Home Lit Business Don Wooldridge, Agent 505 E. Hwy. 33 Perkins N .  (405) 547 5126 Wednesday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. .5'at.ou  oooa  o,/ 1/3 lb Specialty Burgers (Fresh not frozen) Slow Cooked Brisket Salad Bar & Much More Located at Perkins Livestock 112 Block west of Western Rd. & Hwy 33 405.547.8663 II I I iiIrnl ii i v ............ 2-5 ?-LZL.I