A Mustang High School senior received a huge surprise last week.
Adrianna Cheverie was named a 2022 OG&E Positive Energy Scholar during a surprise presentation outside the school on May 11.
As a Positive Energy Scholar, Adrianna will receive $15,000 per year, which is renewable annually for up to four years, for a total of $60,000 to cover tuition, books, fees and on-campus room and board.
“Congratulations to Adrianna, one of our 2022 OGE Positive Energy Scholars and the first student from Mustang to win this scholarship,” said Sean Trauschke, OGE Energy Corp. chairman, president and CEO. “It is an honor to play a role in the continued education of outstanding students in the communities we serve. These scholarships help strengthen Oklahoma’s future workforce and empower the next generation of leaders in our state.”
School teachers, administrators, mentors, students, Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Charles Bradley, Vice Mayor of Mustang Michael Ray, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West, Mustang Police Lt. Lance Duncan, Mustang City Manager Tim Rooney and members from the Mustang community watched OG&E officials surprise Adrianna with a parade of Big Orange trucks, a banner and a congratulatory certificate.
“It is absolutely incredible to see the way OG&E supports motivated and deserving students like Adrianna,” said Dr. Kathy Knowles, Mustang High School principal. “The OGE Positive Energy Scholarship gives Adrianna opportunities and experiences she would not have otherwise had, and we cannot wait to see what she accomplishes with this generous donation.”
Adrianna will attend Oklahoma State University, where she plans to major in mechanical engineering.
“Adrianna is an honest, bright, motivated and hardworking student. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this scholarship,” said Joanna Ritchie, Adrianna’s former teacher and Project Lead The Way instructor. “She is a natural leader who inspires others with her positivity and commitment to lifelong learning. I am so proud that she is being rewarded for her hard work and admirable ethic.”
In addition to her dedication to her studies, Adrianna participates in a variety of extracurricular activities throughout her time at high school, such as Key Club, a student-led service organization, Robotics Club and Engineering Club. In her free time, Adrianna enjoys ice skating, drawing, reading and spending time with her loved ones.
Through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the OGE Positive Energy Scholarship was established in 2019, focusing on students pursuing careers in an energy-related field and in need of financial aid. Eligible students must meet specific criteria to be considered.