The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

September 29, 2013

Chisholm High School gets a big thumbs up for being named Blue Ribbon School

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up to Chisholm High School for being named a Blue Ribbon School.

Chisholm was the only public high school in Oklahoma — and one of only six state schools — to receive the honor. Across the country, 286 schools received the designation, which is based on overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement.

This is such a well-deserved honor. Congratulations to the administration, teachers, students and staff at Chisholm High School.

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Thumbs up to another successful Paws 4 the Cause Dachshund Dash.

The fundraising event raised $10,000 to help pay for a new Enid Police Department K-9 partner.

Every year, the event raises money for a good cause. In previous years, money has gone to help purchase a police dog for EPD and make improvements at Enid’s dog park and outdoor adoption areas at Enid Animal Control shelter.

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Corvettes of Enid has donated $4,500 to Garfield County Child Advocacy Center.

It’s the seventh year the club has contributed to GCCAC.

Corvettes of Enid raises the money at its annual car show.

In addition to the GCCAC, the group also makes donations to the CASA program, National Corvette Museum, Woodring Wall of Honor, YWCA Teen Christmas sponsors, YWCA Back a Youth, Shop with a Cop, Amtrykes, March of Dimes Bowling for Babies and Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Thumbs up to Corvettes of Enid.

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Thumbs up to Global Spectrum for its management of Enid Event Center.

Since it opened, Enid Event Center has been the site of a variety of events, from Cirque Musica to several concerts.

Several other events are scheduled before the end of the year.

The management team has done a good job of marketing the center and bringing events here.

If there is one thing we’d say, it would be to try to get other acts — maybe some classic rock — since the concerts booked have leaned toward country music.

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