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Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers

Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers for Aug. 16.
Oklahoman Published: August 16, 2014



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.

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