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High school notebook: Oklahoman's Scott Wright honored for work with The Children's Center

The Oklahoman's Scott Wright was honored Tuesday by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for his work with The Children's Center in Bethany.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Modified: October 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm •  Published: October 29, 2013

The Oklahoman's Scott Wright was honored Tuesday by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for his work with The Children's Center in Bethany.

Wright has written numerous articles on The Children's Center, a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital that serves children with complex medical and physical disabilities, and the annual Children's Center Bowl.

Wright serves on The Children’s Center’s media committee, which was recognized on Tuesday for its efforts. Also honored as part of the committee were Paul Folger and Abigail Ogle of KOCO, La’Tasha Givens of KFOR, Chris McKinnon of KWTV, Jeff George of KOKH and JaNiece Cranmer of KSBI. The group is headed by Travis Doussette, the communications director at The Children’s Center.

Each member of the committee was presented a plaque for Media Award, Public Service Materials. The award was presented to “recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning persons with disabilities produced and placed in the media during the year. The articles concerned people with disabilities who are depicted in an empowered and positive manner.”


A few weeks ago, Cushing football coach Barrett Shupe called running back Gage Stallworth the “best-kept secret in the state.”

But it's hard to keep 33 touchdowns a secret. Stallworth has rushed for 33 TDs and 1,527 yards so far in his stellar senior season for fifth-ranked Cushing. Of course, this week will be a little different.

The Tigers take on third-ranked Seminole in a showdown of Class 3A unbeatens. And Seminole comes into the game with a 1,500-yard back of its own.

Papi White leads the Chieftains with 1,573 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 15.7 yards per carry.

“He just glides along,” Seminole coach Mike Snyder said. “He makes people miss better than any running back we've had.”

Both players appear to have college futures ahead of them. Stallworth is being recruited both as a football player and wrestler.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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