Santa Fe South High School
RollergirlsOklahoma City’s Tornado Alley Girls is a roller derby team with a growing reputation of being quick on their skates and fast to help out meaningful causes. The team, established in 2006, dedicated their March 29 match to raising money for cancer research and have dedicated past competitions, called bouts, to breast cancer awareness and animal welfare. Team members engage in a sport that requires fitness and stamina, hours of practice and a fiery passion, saying the passion moves them to put on their skates even when they’re tired and do things out of many people’s comfort zone.
Piedmont High School
Road TripSix Oklahoma City-area high school students piled into a car for a spring break trip to the Tulsa Zoo, but it didn’t turn out how they expected. Many of the animals were taking their afternoon naps when the students arrived, but the trip didn’t come without an important lesson — for their parents. The teenagers proved they were capable of driving to Tulsa and back by themselves, an important milestone of independence.
Deer Creek High School