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Lawton High School student awarded at OKC Thunder game

(Source OKC Thunder) Pictured from left to right: Debbie Williams, Scout Acosta, Olivia LeMaster, Elyse Morgan, Payton Ford, Asante’ Hardin and Chris Sheehan. (Source OKC Thunder) Pictured from left to right: Debbie Williams, Scout Acosta, Olivia LeMaster, Elyse Morgan, Payton Ford, Asante’ Hardin and Chris Sheehan.
(Source OKC Thunder) Five winners of the team's annual Black History Heroes Challenge were recognized prior to Saturday’s game. (Source OKC Thunder) Five winners of the team's annual Black History Heroes Challenge were recognized prior to Saturday’s game.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) - A sophomore at Lawton High was recognized by the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of the team's Black History Heroes challenge. 

Five students across the state were recognized Saturday by the OKC Thunder for making personal connections with figures in black history. This was the Thunder’s eight annual Black History Heroes Challenge.

Asante Hardin from Lawton High School won the high school category.  He submitted an original sketch of Malcolm X, along with an essay discussing how Malcolm X's activism for human rights influenced him to challenge himself to achieve his goals.

Nearly 300 entries were submitted, which included dioramas, sculptures, poems, drawings, essays and more.

The winning students were presented to the crowd during Saturday’s game and their submissions were on display in the concourse.  They each received a plaque, a basketball autographed by the team and other prizes.

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