Recognition – Page 2


Fifty-four Great Plains Technology Center students were selected for the tech center’s first ever “Student Ambassadors” program. All 21 high school and joint high school/adult programs are represented. Student Ambassadors will represent the school at public functions and assist with Great Plains Tech Showcase scheduled for November 30th-December 2nd. “The Student Ambassadors is a leadership […]

GPTC Staff win top honors at 2015 OKACTE Summer Conference .

Sheree’ Fortney, English teacher for the SCORE dropout/credit recovery program.  Sheree’ was selected as OkACTE Teacher of the Year for her Alternative Education Division and nominated for the OkACTE Teacher of the Year Award. Tom Thomas, GPTC Superintendent, was presented with OkACTE’s and Oklahoma  Career Tech’s top award, the Dr. Francis Tuttle Award.  The late […]

2015 National HOSA Winners

Surgi-Tech Winners: 2nd Place-Forensic Medicine: Kelli Williams and Amy Hinkle 3rd Place-Clinical Specialty: Jeremiah Tahah Top Five for Creative Solving Team: Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, Anna Digby, Stephanie Fike and Gabby Phillips Top Ten: General McElderry Jr. RadTech Winner: Top Five-Physical Therapy: Robbie Martin

Two Collision Repair Tech students win national grants for military veterans.

Thomas Tom and Sean Holmgren share more than a passion for restoring cars. They are both retired from the U.S. Army, (after more than 20 years of service), both Combination Collision Technology students at Great Plains and both winners of the 2015 National Collision Repair Education Foundation’s 3M “Hire Our Veterans Tool Grants”. Each veteran […]

Nearly 500 Great Plains students were recognized for their achievements at the first daytime Honors Assemblies

Nearly 500 Great Plains students were recognized for their achievements at the first daytime Honors Assemblies.  Students were honored for more than 1,220 achievements.  About 500 parents, friends and guests attended the two ceremonies held in the Worley Center.  The Honors Assemblies expanded upon the traditional evening awards ceremony that has been held in the […]

Twenty Great Plains students compete at national skills and leadership competitions.

Three Great Plains students competed at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) championships in Anaheim, CA, and all three won top honors.  Brothers Kevin and Stephen Alexander won 1st place in the Computer Animation Team competition while Xavier Velazquez won 1st Runner-up in the Computer Network Technology Security Fundamentals competition. Nineteen Great Plains students qualified […]


Lawton’s Goodyear tire plant has received Oklahoma’s prestigious Partners for Progress Award from the Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers. Presenters at the Oklahoma City ceremony cited Goodyear’s deep and sustainable partnership with Great Plains Technology Center and Oklahoma Career Tech as well as its front line leadership to community improvement. “Goodyear associates have literally donated […]

Extra practice and consistency keys to senior welder’s success

Jillian Gil doesn’t mind being the only girl in her welding class, and her teacher says it’s Gil’s skills — not her gender — that is most evident when she walks into his classroom. Gil, a senior at MacArthur High School in Lawton, is a second-year student in the welding program at Great Plains, and […]

Welding student’s quest: International Competition in Brazil

Great Plains Technology Center helped Konrad Littau turn a hobby into a career, and Littau, in turn, could help the center’s industrial trades division put its first student in international competition. Littau, an adult welding student at Great Plains, is in the first of a multi-phased process that ultimately will send one U.S. welding student […]

Great Plains Electrical student tops National SkillsUSA competition

Shaun Roberto, an adult student at Great Plains Technology Center was awarded the first place medal at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Roberto won the blue ribbon against more than 40 competitors in