By Laura Nelson on 09/21/2012
Goodwell, Okla.-For the first time in the school's history, Oklahoma
Panhandle State University's Chapter of the Student Oklahoma Education
Association (SOEA) boasts two state officers for the 2012-2013 school year.
Torri Janzen is serving the state Chapter of SOEA as the delegate to the
National Education Association and Selma Belts is serving as the Legislative
Representative. In another first, Belts is the first international student
to hold a state-wide office.
OPSU's SOEA is often in the news for their contributions to the community,
and they have already participated in the National Day of Service Project
that was set up in remembrance of the events on Sept. 11, 2001 as they
completed projects at the home of a local veteran. They also recognized vets
at the first home football game on Sept. 8.
This year's local SOEA officers include Kayla Pollard, President; Janzen,
Vice President; Kirsten Benyshek, Secretary; Belts, Treasurer; Brittany
Sciacca, Historian; and Monica Soukup, Media Specialist.