Photo: Cowan honored at statewide academic awards celebration

Velma-Alma High School Student Sadie Cowan was recently honored at a Statewide Academic Awards Celebration. Jenny and Chad Cowan congratulated their daughter Sadie (center), an Academic All-Stater from Duncan, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Ceremony, hosted recently in Tulsa. Cowan, a 2021 graduate of Velma-Alma High School, was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters. She received an Academic All-State scholarship sponsored by OFE Trustee Jeri Askins of Duncan. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools.