-- 2020 Post Activity --
Meeting of Thursday January 9, 2020 at Legion Building
Stillwater High School Update for American Legion Post 129
Mr. Uwe Gordon, Principal of Stillwater High School gave a very informative update on Stillwater High School activities. Wow! What amazing activities, events and amazing students in Stillwater High School. Gordon has both BS and MS from OSU College of Education and has been an educator for 36 years. Mr. Gordon taught at SHS for 14 years and has graduated about 4700 students during that time. For many years Mr. Gordon taught history at the Junior High before being selected as principal at SHS. The American Legion is very proud of the students and accomplishments Principal Gordon presented in his PowerPoint presentation. Wish all the parents and citizens of Stillwater had the same opportunity as Post 129 in seeing the great high school in Stillwater. Post 129 makes available two major programs for high school juniors: Boys State and the Oratorical Contest. Oklahoma American Legion Boys State is a non-partisan intensive week of leadership, government, and patriotism sponsored by the American Legion of Oklahoma. Delegates to Boys State have just completed their junior year of high school and have been selected by their local American Legion Post as a representative of the best of their community. Several from Stillwater High School have been selected to go to Washington, DC and attend the Boys Nation. http://okboysstate.com/ The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. Several from Stillwater High School have won state and national scholarships. Scholarships awarded for First place in nation is $20,000, second place is $18,000 and third place is $16,000 plus Oklahoma and Post awards additional scholarship funds. https://okamlegion.org/oratorical Students interested should talk to High School Counselors or American Legion members for details. Membership in the American Legion Post 129 talk to Richard Opdyke, Adjutant 611 S. Main, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Senator Tom Dugger, member, Jim Rutledge, Vice Commander, SHS Principal Uwe Gordon and Stan Witte, Commander
Thanks, Stan for a new accessible front door!