The four children of Enid residents James and Ann Bryant each have registered some major accomplishments in the last year.
Three of the children have graduated from their universities or graduate programs with major accomplishments, and the youngest son soon will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
Brooke Bryant received her doctorate in musicology from the CUNY Graduate School and University Center in New York City in September 2009. She earned her bachelor of arts degree with honors from Wellesley College in 2003, majoring in music and medieval/ renaissance studies.
She continues to teach music and perform regularly with her Baroque trio (Charites), and also performs rock music and musical productions in the New York music and theater scene.
She also is development manager for iMentor, one of the largest mentoring programs in New York City.
She attended Enid Public Schools through 11th grade and then Interlochen Arts Academy in 1999.
Hope Bryant recently graduated and received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May. She was a member of the Oklahoma Journal of Law and won the 2L Pro Bono Student of the Year award for pro bono service.
She has worked in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office for two years in the areas of general felonies, misdemeanors, white collar crimes, juvenile law and special victims crimes.
She is a 2005 honors graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and is a 2001 graduate of Enid High School.
James Sears Bryant II graduated with honors from Princeton University in June with a bachelor’s degree in history and certificate in American studies.
He was the 2010 winner of the Asher Hinds Prize, awarded for the best senior thesis in American studies. His thesis traced the history of Indian Texas Rangers in the early 19th century.
He is the 2010 recipient of Princeton’s ReachOut 56-81 Fellowship, which will fund his work digitizing tribal codes and constitutions for the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder, Colo. He is a 2005 graduate of Enid High School.
Mikael Bryant is an incoming senior at Enid High School, and he has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement award Boy Scouts of America offers. He will be recognized at the Eagle Court of Honor at 2 p.m. July 24 at Faith Lutheran Church in Enid.
He began scouting as a Cub Scout in Pack 52. He crossed over to BSA Troop 52 and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. He has served in several leadership positions, including assistant patrol leader and senior patrol leader and has earned 40 badges.
His Eagle project provided the 4RKids organization with landscaping to control a drainage problem.
He is active in music at Enid High School and as a member of Oklahoma Youth Orchestra which will tour Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic this summer.