Back in October the representative from Jostens came to Olton ISD to speak with our Junior class about ordering their class rings. This is a right of passage that many of our students had been looking forward to and got ready for by looking online for the perfect ring. On Tuesday, February 19th the representative for Jostens came back to campus and set up in the auditorium for the ring ceremony. Students were announced in alphabetical order and they proceeded up to the stage to get their rings. They walked through a giant inflatable ring, shook hands with Coach Ammons and had their picture taken with Coach Ammons and their family members for a poster that will be placed in Coach Ammons’ office. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 on reaching this milestone.
On January 24, 2019 the OHS chapter of the National Honors Society inducted its newest members. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church in Olton. New inductees into NHS are as follows: Samuel Vega (Senior), Victoria Castro-Barajas (Junior), Esmeralda Polanco (Junior), Jack Allcorn (Sophomore), Alfredo Gonzalez (Sophomore), Dayanara Lara (Sophomore), Karagan Lynn (Sophomore), Declan Lowe (Sophomore), Kambry Roberts (Sophomore), Ryland Russell (Sophomore) and Ty Struve (Sophomore). Congratulations to all of these students for all of their hard work and dedication to their education.
Early this past September, the staff of the yearbook decided that it was time that yearbook needed to be given a permanent name. The staff, along with their advisor, came up with three names that they all liked and created a voting form using Google forms and sent it out to all of the High School students in the district. We kept the voting open for a month and at the end of that month closed the form and tallied the votes. The choices were; “The Mustang”, “The Corral”, and “The Stampede”. Once the votes were counted, it was an overwhelming majority vote for “The Stampede”. When asked why they voted the way they voted, students said that they felt that with other schools in the area having the same mascot as Olton they wanted our yearbook to stand out from the rest. “The Stampede” shows that we are ready to do what it takes to go above and beyond and set ourselves apart from our competitors. Mustangs are wild and they stampede when they are in a large group and that is just what we want our sports teams, clubs, UIL teams, and students to do. We want them to be an unstoppable force for good and to never give up when things get hard.