Kenneth D. Taylor Scholarship
GPTC board members and former co-workers came together Tuesday night to honor retired (and long-time) principal at the Lawton campus—Ken Taylor. Previous superintendents Kenneth Bridges and Dr. Tom Thomas were present when Superintendent Clarence Fortney and GPTC Board President Clark Smith presented Taylor with a photo depicting Great Plains first class of instructors (there were six of them) taken at a new vocational-technical teachers training workshop in 1971—and with a plaque that recognizes the school will present an annual Kenneth D. Taylor Scholarship. The scholarship will cover up to $1,575.00 in annual tuition for a full-time program. Construction-related program students will have priority for the scholarship that will become effective this summer. Taylor called his 37 years at Great Plains some of the best years of his life. He immensely thanked all of those who attended.