The Oklahoman



Vo-tech honor

For the third year in a row, Metro Technology Centers has received the Community Impact Award for the Education division from the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium.

A virtual awards ceremony recently recognized educationa­l organizati­ons that demonstrat­ed an ability to engage students and faculties in initiative­s that significan­tly promote ethical behavior on Oklahoma campuses Superinten­dent Aaron Collins, director of grants Karla Graham and recently retired Bertha Robinson accepted the award on behalf of Metro Technology Centers.

The consortium started in 2004 with like-minded businesses who wanted to bring an ethical component to the community.


Koby Lane Loveless, 18, of Blanchard, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program. He is a member of Troop 20 chartered to Southern Hills United Methodist Church, under the direction of Scoutmaste­r Chris Lamb. Koby demonstrat­ed leadership to others in a service project benefiting the Southwest Church of Christ where he oversaw the constructi­on and installati­on of two park benches on the church’s property. When not Scouting, Koby attends Bridge Creek High School, where he plays varsity baseball. He is also a Black Belt in karate.

His parents are Debra and Kenneth.

FFA grants

Two Oklahoma FFA chapters will receive a grant from Devon Energy to enhance their science, technology, engineerin­g and math (STEM) education.

The Guthrie and Coyle FFA chapters will buy an egg incubator and hatcher to generate more excitement for hands-on learning. Students will monitor eggs daily, then take care of the birds — including chickens and game fowl — when they hatch.

The equipment will be used by multiple grade levels in student-led experiment­s, and will create new opportunit­ies for the science department at Guthrie High School, a news release stated. The incubator and hatcher will provide education about how science and technology affect agricultur­e. The Chandler, Harrah, Marlow and Ryan FFA chapters also received technology and innovation grants.

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 ?? PROVIDED ?? Koby Lane Loveless, who has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, is pictured with his parents, Debra and Kenneth.
PROVIDED Koby Lane Loveless, who has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, is pictured with his parents, Debra and Kenneth.

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