Byng High School student honored as Academic All-Stater

Danny Wells (right), division of education administrator for the Chickasaw Nation, and Byng High School teacher Kristen McGaha (left) congratulate Thaddaeus McClain, an Academic All-Stater from Byng, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet, held recently in Tulsa. McClain, a 2019 graduate of Byng High School, was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters. He received an Academic All-State scholarship, sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. McGaha, a calculus teacher, was McClain’s honored teacher guest at the banquet.

Danny Wells (right), division of education administrator for the Chickasaw Nation, and Byng High School teacher Kristen McGaha (left) congratulate Thaddaeus McClain, an Academic All-Stater from Byng, during the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic Awards Banquet, held recently in Tulsa. McClain, a 2019 graduate of Byng High School, was among 100 outstanding seniors from Oklahoma public schools who were honored by the foundation as Academic All-Staters. He received an Academic All-State scholarship, sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide nonprofit that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma’s public schools. McGaha, a calculus teacher, was McClain’s honored teacher guest at the banquet.