HCP News

Eagle Community Stronger then EVER!

In a recent tour of the new Harding Charter Preparatory High School facility, Senator George Young (D-OKC) kept exclaiming to Mr. Steven Stefanick, principal, that he just couldn’t believe what a wonderful school of caring teachers and respectful students he observed. Additionally, he continued to ask what the “magic or secret sauce” was which nurtured such high academic standards with respectful and seemingly happy students.
Mr. Stefanick’s reply was two-fold, this is a relatively small school and therefore an easy place to build relationships with students and call them by their name but equally important it’s the sense of community which students and families feel as they engage in the Eagle culture.
This sense of community includes you! If you are reading this digital newsletter you have a connection to the #1 public school in Oklahoma and your support is felt day-in and day-out as volunteers mow the many acres of grass, assist with athletic team travels an help to move a complete high school in five (5) days last summer.
We never take for granted your willingness to step in when needed to clean flooded classrooms, provide juice & donuts for Senior Sunrise or donate goodies for monthly faculty breakfast or lunches.
It takes ALL of us to make Harding Charter Prep the #1 Public High School and we

Thank you!!



An Engaging Opportunity

October 3-One day-Two Events


New Conversation
2-3 pm

Harding Charter PrepSenior Capstone Class will be welcoming all stakeholders including alums, Governance Board members, parents and community supporters to the “New Conversation-New Location” event on Thursday, October 3 in the school’s cafeteria from 2-3 pm. The school is located at 1301 NE 101st St.
This afternoon “conversation” will include community visitors meeting & greeting seniors to helppolish some of the etiquette skills they will have acquired at the beginning of school. Alumni will be paired with a senior to share their knowledge of the importance of “good manners” for a successful future. Through their interactions there will be opportunities for community members to guide these students about the importance of "people skills" such as shaking hands; looking others in the eye when speaking and the importanceof a thank-you note.
If interested, contact Carole Kelley,

Scotch Tasting
7:30 -10:30 pm

The Scotch-Tasting fundraiser to benefit Harding Charter Prep is this Thursday, October 3in thehistoric Heritage Hills neighborhood, at 1521 N. Hudson Ave.from 7:30-10:30 pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Harding Charter Prep’s new research laboratory.
The evening will feature six flights of Scotch Whiskey, food, a cigar bar, Pipes and Drums by the Highlanders of Oklahoma City and a presentation from a Scotch Whiskey Expert, Dewayne Poor. White wine and craft beer will also be available.
Tickets are $125 each(limited to 100 guests)and this includesa commemorative Glencairn glass.
VIP Tickets are $200 each(limited to 25 guests)and includes One Hour early admission at 6:30 p.m., three additional premium Scotch tastings and a Premium cigar, in addition to all the amenities of regular ticket holders.
For more information or to register for this fun evening go to
https://charityscotch2019.eventbrite.com or email Carole Kelley at ckelley@hardingcharterprep.org


An Engaging Opportunity

Breakfast Marks Scholarship Campaign Kickoff

Success Builds on Success!

The second annualMeet & Greet breakfast to kickoff theSenior Scholarship Campaign is planned forThursday, November 7 at a Meet & Greet Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 am at the Will Rogers Tasting Room, 4322 N. Western.
Building on last year's success of raising $30,000 Harding Charter Prephas set the goal of once again raising $30,000 for the Class of 2020.
The Class of 2019 Seniorsreceivedat graduation scholarships from funds raised during this campaign of varying amounts from $500 to $5,000 at graduation.

Attendees of this event will be introduced to Harding Charter Prep Seniors to hear their stories; their future plans and their challenges to meet their goals.

Every penny which is donated through this Scholarship Campaign will be awarded to this year’s seniors. The size of the awarded scholarships will be based on the total amount of donations.
If interested in attending for donating, contact Carole Kelley
ckelley@hardingcharterprep.org .


An Engaging Opportunity

Help Pack the House
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 19 to "Pack the House" at the first Eagle home basketball game in their new home basketball court. Eagles will play Cristo Rey.. Besides unveiling the newly transformed gym floor and scoreboards, there will be tours of the new Harding Charter Prep home. Stay in touch as more activities will be scheduled to make the evening fun and to remind all



High Flyers


Two Harding Charter Preparatory High Schools students and their college adviser were invited to attend the Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, Hancock Symposium on a one-time a year special Fly-In Program with all expenses paid.
Gwen Herrada and Alice Bennett, both Harding Charter Prep seniors accompanied the college advisor, Kate Ferguson, to Fulton, Missouri and they were able to hear among other distinguished speakers, the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
“This was the 59th annual John Findley Green Foundation Lecture. The Hancock Symposium is an annual two-day event where we host a diverse group of lectures, panel discussions, and breakout sessions,” Lane Hume, Westminster College Regional Admissions Counselor, said.



Sean Dobson National Merit Semi-Finalist

Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior, Sean Dobson, has received national academic recognition by being named Semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Dobson, received this recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and now has the opportunity to continue in the competition for a National Merit Scholarship which will be awarded next spring.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization, established to specifically conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.


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