Sulphur High School has been recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an “Oklahoma’s Promise 2008 State Runner-up.”


Sulphur High School has been recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an “Oklahoma’s Promise 2008 State Runner-up.”


Sulphur graduated 24 students who are participants in the Oklahoma’s Promise program.
Oklahoma’s Promise, formerly known as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program, allows students whose family’s annual income is $50,000 or less to earn a state scholarship for free college tuition.


Sulphur uses many strategies to spread the word about the program.


Information about the program is given to students at pre-enrollment and mailed to sophomore parents with a letter from the school, and English teacher Lisa Watson promotes the program in her sophomore classes, said Sulphur High School counselor Viki Davison.


“We want to make sure that the parents know this is a real opportunity for their child,” Davison said.


Sulphur tied with Valliant for the runner-up position in Class 3A; Kingfisher won the class with 25 students.


“These high schools have done an excellent job of supporting and promoting the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program to their students,” Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said.


“This program helps thousands of students achieve the dream of a college education. These high schools are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to students and to Oklahoma’s future,” he said.


To receive the scholarship at graduation, students must apply during their eighth, ninth or 10th grade year and meet certain grade and course requirements.