The Edmond Sun


October 19, 2012

10-20 Education news in brief

EDMOND — Cub Scout Pack 94 plans flapjack fundraiser

Edmond Cub Scout Pack 94 will host a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Edmond Applebee’s on Oct. 27. All proceeds raised will go toward Pack 94’s expenses such as the costs of equipment, camps and activities.

 The Cub Scout Pack 94 fundraiser will be hosted by the Applebee’s restaurant at 3521 S. Broadway starting at 8 a.m. Tickets for the Flapjack Fundraiser are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Stephanie Dodge at 249-8359. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

To request a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit your nonprofit organization, visit


McGuinness senior Commended Student in NMSP

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School announces that senior Amanda Duvall has been named as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Amanda is the daughter of Pamela Rorabaugh of Oklahoma City and Mark Duvall of Edmond.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are receiving Letters of Commendation in recognition of their exceptional academic promise. These individuals scored in the top 5 percent of the 1.5 million students taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School offers STS Placement Test

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be administering the STS High School Placement test on Nov. 10 to any eighth-grader interested in attending the school as a freshman for the 2013-14 school year. All prospective ninth-graders must take this test in order to help with course selection. A second test date will be offered Nov. 17 for all those who cannot make it on the first test date.

Students will need to arrive before 8 a.m. on the day of testing. They need to bring $15 for the testing fee and two No. 2 pencils. No calculators or cell phones are allowed. The test lasts about three and a half hours.

Students not attending a feeder school and interested in taking the placement test must contact Amy Hanson, freshman counselor at or 842-6638, ext. 225, to register for the test.

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  • UCO forensic volunteer wants to aid more agencies

    A four-person group of forensic investigators who volunteer their time to help smaller Oklahoma police departments isn’t enough to meet demand, a member said.
    Kama King, who recently completed her graduate research and will be a member of the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute, said outside of full-time jobs, members of the group volunteer to assist these agencies.
    As her career progresses, King hopes to help establish a permanently funded organization available to any agency in the state to assist in remains recovery as well as related training.

    July 29, 2014

  • UCO announces Spring 2014 Honor Roll students

    The University of Central Oklahoma recently announced the students named to the university honor rolls, a distinction given to those who achieve the highest academic standards.
    For the spring 2014 semester, 1,073 students made the President’s Honor Roll, an honor achieved by those who recorded a “straight-A” or 4.0 GPA.

    July 28, 2014

  • 11.6.12 Mother and Cub (2).jpg UCO forensic researcher answers key question

    After working a few human recovery cases on a volunteer basis with a variety of police departments, a question kept bugging Kama King.
    “You spend the whole day,” the UCO W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute student said, “sometimes days, searching for someone and only find a skull or a few bones and it just ate at me. Are we not finding this or is it not there to be found?”

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • pm_Ramona Paul.jpg Keith, 5 others to receive service awards

    The 2014 Door-Opener Awards Gala dinner and silent auction Sept. 4, benefitting ASTEC Charter Schools, will recognize five outstanding Oklahomans and one Kansan for lifetime contributions made toward helping others in society maximize potential and achieve dreams.
    Those selected to receive a Door-Opener Award at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel event include Dr. Harvey Dean, Pittsburg, Kan.; Toby Keith and Tricia Covel, Norman; Former Gov. George P. Nigh, Edmond; the late Dr. Ramona Paul, Edmond; and Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma City.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Edmond Youth Chorus auditions begin Monday

    The Fine Arts Institute of Edmond is seeking talented youth to try out for the upcoming season of the Edmond Youth Chorus.

    July 25, 2014

  • Rainbow Fleet introduces statewide child care line

    Oklahoma parents can now access a statewide program designed to provide resources and referrals for services across Oklahoma.

    July 25, 2014

  • Team Oklahoma Team Oklahoma brings home third place from NTAE

    Members of Team Oklahoma competing in the National Tournament of Academic Excellence placed third at the national competition held recently in Orlando.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Edmond School District’s change orders anticipated

    When building new schools and classrooms there may be additional costs, but when renovating older buildings those costs can more than double, according to a Edmond School District official.
    “When remodeling, you have unknown and hidden costs and you need to include in your budgeted funds for the built-in items you can not see,” said Bret Towne, Edmond’s associate superintendent of general administration.

    July 25, 2014

  • OC welcomes missionary, military families

    For the ninth consecutive year Oklahoma Christian University will host missionary and military families returning to the United States at Global Reunion 2014.
    The July 23-27 camp has doubled in size in the last two years with 150 participants from 43 countries on campus.
    The camp is for children who are known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs) though parents are allowed to attend sessions as well. Directors Kent and Nancy Hartman, missionaries-in-residence at OC, give tools and resources to families that have lived outside the United States and are now seeking to reenter U.S. culture. The Hartmans spent more than 10 years as missionaries in Australia and were surprised by the challenges of reintegrating their family into America.

    July 25, 2014

  • UCO DEBATE_submitted.jpg UCO debate team succeeds at nationals

    The University of Central Oklahoma’s debate team traveled to Bloomington, Ind., at the end of March to compete in the Cross Examination Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament (CEDANCT), bringing home several awards and finishing the year ranked no. 24 in the nation.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo