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Mustang High School Hosts Third Annual Senior Conference

Mustang High School Hosts Third Annual Senior Conference

(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 4, 2019) – As the Class of 2020 moves ever closer to that grand walk across the stage in May, they paused today to learn one of many lessons that will help prepare them for when they turn those tassels and throw their caps.  Mustang High School (MHS) hosted its third annual Senior Conference on October, 4, 2019 at The Bridge Church in Mustang. This unique learning experience gave over 650 Seniors the chance to spend a day learning about what they wanted from local business people, community experts and civic leaders.  

Kathy Knowles, who is in her first year as principal of MHS gave the opening address which introduced the theme for the conference of MHS Principal Kathy Knowles welcomes students to the conference.“The Time Is Now.”  Throughout her opening remarks, she challenged students to seize the day. “[O]ur power exists in the moment,” she said.  “We cannot change the past, and the future hasn’t happened; the only thing [we can] do is to take purposeful action in the present to create the life of our dreams.”

This unique learning opportunity allowed students to choose from a variety of sessions throughout the day.  “I really enjoyed the college fair,” said senior Hannah Kane. “I want to attend [the University of Central Oklahoma], and this was a great way for me to find out more information.”  Another senior, Blake Davidson concurred: “The college fair was helpful, but I also enjoyed the session on budgeting and finances after high school.”  

Representatives from UCO and other colleges, universities, and trade schools spoke with students at the college fair. 

The Senior Conference debuted in Mustang under the leadership of Teresa Wilkerson, then MHS Principal and the Senior Principal, Craig Chesnut. The event has now been modeled in several school districts across the state and has even been highlighted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.   

Student curiosity on display in this session over finances after high school.This session on Discovering Teaching as a career was standing-room-only.

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.

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