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Comanche graduates Presidential Scholar

COMANCHE, Okla._A Comanche High School graduate has been honored with one of the nation's highest academic honors.

Cody Crow was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. He is one of only two in Oklahoma to be recognized, and one of only 141 nationwide. Crow is a 4.3 GPA student, National Merit Scholar, played for Comanche's football, basketball, and baseball team, is a future sooner, and is now a United States Presidential Scholar.

"It was a good feeling to kind of have a little bit of recognition," said Crow.

Crow did not even know there was an opportunity for him to become a presidential scholar until last February when he was one of 3,500 in the state to receive an application because of his ACT/SAT scores.

"I personally had to fill out five different essays and things about me, our community, and that sort of thing," said Crow.

Most of the application process had to be completed by the school, especially questions about the curriculum. That part being out of his hands didn't worry Crow, he had faith in his school.

"Our counselor, Ms. Latimer, she had to fill out a lot of paperwork, but her and our principal, Mr. Dunham, they both understood what this meant to me and of the others who influenced me. So I wasn't worried about that," said Crow.

Cody credits his work in the classroom, but also the work on the football field that helped him become a presidential scholar.

"I really took a lot of lessons from my involvement in sports here at Comanche. You know, spending a lot of time in different roles on different teams with a lot of different guys really helped me understand a lot of things about leadership or about being a part of something," said Crow.

The honor meant a trip to D.C. for Cody and he was able to meet the first lady, Michelle Obama.

"That was really a surreal experience to see one of the more important people in the country. It's really not something you can describe," said Crow.

Cody's next step is Norman, Oklahoma where he will be majoring in computer technology at OU. It's once again making his family proud as their last child moves out the house.

"[We’re] excited to see him move on to a new chapter of his life, but yet a little bit sad to see this part of it end," said his father, Brent Crow.


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