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Coffey makes imprint on her friends, family

Lori Whitaker Published: September 25, 2002

OKLAHOMA CITY - Although Kellie Coffey no longer lives here, the memories still linger about the times shared with friends and family.

"When I think about growing up, I think about Kera (Petering, Kellie's best friend, who now lives in Edmond) and my brothers (Rob and John)," Coffey said.

Spending summers at Lake Eufaula, cruising 12th Street and shopping at Crossroads Mall were the times shared together.

Coffey said she also was proud to help select Westmoore High School's red, black and silver school colors and Jaguar as the mascot.

"The kids in my class were so excited about being there, and we were making an imprint," she said.

Coffey made an impact on her fellow classmates and principal. She was chosen the first Miss Westmoore, an esteemed honor voted on by the student body.

Wayland Bonds, Moore Public Schools superintendent, said the title speaks highly of a person's integrity. He was principal of Westmoore from 1987 to 1993.

"Being a high school principal, my experience with students are that they are pretty good at judging character and that is quite an honor," Bonds said. "That speaks very highly of you and the way you treated people."

Coffey attributes this to her hometown.

"The foundation you get is wonderful and I'm very lucky," she said. "I would love for my children to grow up in Moore."

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