The Isaiah Lee Stone Scholarship Award

 

Who is Isaiah Lee Stone? Isaiah was the infant son of former YLOK Director, Lee Ann Stone, Leadership Oklahoma Class XXVII, and C. Renzi Stone Leadership Oklahoma Class XVIII and Lifetime Member. Lee Ann traveled around the state with Class IV in the summer of 2009 at 39 weeks pregnant with Isaiah. The program concluded on a Friday and Lee Ann gave birth to Isaiah the following Monday morning on June 16th, 2009. Isaiah was diagnosed with epilepsy later that year and after exhaustive medical treatments, passed away May 17, 2010, just short of his first birthday. Isaiah taught the Stones and anyone else who came in contact with him how to smile, laugh and live everyday to its fullest. 

The Award
Each year, the class is encouraged to nominate individuals who best exemplify the type of leader that Oklahoma needs for its future. This is not intended to be the person who wants to run for political office or the most popular among the class. The Isaiah Lee Stone YLOK Scholar is someone who has made a lasting on each classmate. They are someone who asks thoughtful questions of speakers, who invests time in getting to know everyone and who professes a love for the state of Oklahoma. Classmates know for certain that this person is going to do great things in their future. Each recipient knows with clear intention they will make their home in the great state of Oklahoma after college. 

Past Recipients
2019-
Andrew Celedon, MacArthur High School 
2018- Lauren Ross, Edmond North High School
2017- Alex Walls, Miami High School
2016- Kevin Ngo, Westmoore High School
2015- Ridge Hughbanks, Alva High School
2014-
Maggie Colllins, Lawton MacArthur High School
2013-
Grey Howard, Edmond Memorial High School
2012-
Allison Mee, Deer Creek High School
2011-
Will Purdy, Tahlequah High School 
2010-
Thomas Owens, Edmond Memorial High School