Timithy McFarland, 17, of Choctaw, has earned his Eagle Scout Award.
He is a member of Troop 267, chartered at Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church.
McFarland’s Eagle Scout project was to build a butterfly conservation garden at Del City Community Center.
He is the son of Matthew and Tracey McFarland, and is a senior at Choctaw High School, where he is active in the ROTC program.
Oklahoma Department of CareerTech’s highest honor for schools — the Gold Star Award — has been bestowed on Canadian Valley Technology Center faculty, staff and students in Yukon.
The Gold Star program recognizes technology center districts that have met criteria demonstrating a high level of excellence in areas such as completion rate and placement rate. Gold Star recognition is for one year. Canadian Valley has received the honor 12 times.
The school also was presented with the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers Distinguished Achievement award for its Canadian Valley Strong project. This effort provided encouragement to faculty, staff and students in the wake of the May 2013 tornado that destroyed the El Reno campus.
The National Child Support Enforcement Association presented the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Support Services with the 2014 Excellence Award for Program Awareness.
The award recognizes exceptional service or merit in the child support community. CSS is required by state and federal law to inform the public about accessing available child support services.
Each of its 41 offices performs outreach activities, including meeting and sharing information with community partner agencies, employers, civic organizations, schools and the media. For more information about Child Support Services, call (800) 522-2922, or visit www.okdhs.org and select “Child Support.”
Swimmers from Edmond competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sydney Parker in the female age group 13-14 won nine individual swim events. Relay teams she was on took first in all four events. That resulted in Parker bringing home a gold medal in 13 events.
Josh Lawson, in the male age group 15-18, won six individual swim events. Relay teams he was on won all four events. That resulted in Lawson bringing home 10 gold medals.
Both swim for Bison Aquatic Club, which practices in Edmond and Shawnee.
The team overall finished in third place and recorded five other individual gold medals won by Halee Riley (2), Garrett Duncan, George Glover VII and Ben Cowles. The team had several other silver- and bronze-place finishes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS