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Oklahoma City metro achievers

Oklahoma City metro achievers
Modified: June 18, 2012 at 4:34 pm •  Published: June 19, 2012



Lindsey Preston, of Oklahoma City, was awarded a $2,000 Cummins Southern Plains scholarship.

The award is given to children of employees of Cummins Southern Plains Ltd., a provider of alternative fuel, who have displayed exemplary academic and personal achievements.

Preston participates in orchestra and hospice volunteerism and is a member of the Circle K Club and the Oklahoma Dietetic Association. She attended Classen School of Advanced Studies and intends to major in dietetic technology at Oklahoma State University.

Preston is the daughter of Clarence L. Preston.

K'Dedra Martin, of Oklahoma City, was nominated by her Junior ROTC instructor at Southeast High School for recognition by the U.S. Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership.

The academy is known for its competitiveness and recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.

The academy recognized Martin's exemplary leadership qualities by featuring her in its official yearbook.

She is the daughter of Veronica Russell and the granddaughter of Gloria and Charles Coward.


U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Joshua Singer, 19, graduated from boot camp in San Diego on June 1.

He completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training in which he earned an expert rifle badge.

Singer made an eight-year commitment to the Marine Corps, to serve six years as a Reservist and two in active duty, where he plans to serve as a machine-gunner.

Singer is the son of Scott and Pam Singer, the grandson of Kathryn and Bill Carrouth, and the nephew of Billy and Regina Carrouth, of Oklahoma City.


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