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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: May 26

Receptions, Art Preview, Launch Party, Reunion Planning
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: May 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm •  Published: May 26, 2013


Reception: United Way of Central Oklahoma board members and staff hosted a reception on the fourth floor of the Oklahoma Heritage Association and Gaylord-Pickens Museum celebrating donors who contributed $500 or more for the United Way 2012 fundraising campaign.

Music: Guitarist Edgar Cruz played while guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Gifts: Donors were given a framed picture piece of artwork and a copy of the annual United Way's Leadership Giving Registry.


Reception: Classen High School Alumni Association members honored three editors of “The NCL, New Classen Life” magazine. The reception was held at the Classen Museum. Jim Kyle, James Thomas, print editors, and Johnny Shannon, photography and cover editor, have published the magazine for the past 15 years. Norma Harris is alumni president.

Awards: The editors were presented acrylic plaques topped with the Comet school symbol. Engraving said “Outstanding Service to NCL Magazine.”


Occasion: The 2013 Eleanor Kirkpatrick Franco-American Fellows returned from their two-week trip to Soissons, France, and met at Westminster Lower School to share research findings.

Presenting: The research projects included Adrienne Coyle, “Women in Science;” Dylan Cunningham, “American and French Rites of Passage: The Adolescent Quest for Freedom;” Sierra Holling, “The Influence of Art in Education. A Comparison Between France and the United States;” Lorena Serrano, “Fashion: a comparative study of adolescents in Edmond, OK, and Amiens, France;” Kelly Woods, “Comment va la semaine? A comparative study of a typical week in the lives of French and American high school students;” and Jassie Zaidi, “Vive la politique francaise.”

Chaperon: Kris Earle, French and Spanish teacher from Ada High School, accompanied the students.

History: Oklahoma has hosted three groups of fellows from France since the exchange began.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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