Ivy League or OU?
That may be the only academic question Oologah senior Luke Stringer doesn’t know how to answer.
Stringer has been chosen as anOklahomaAcademicAllStatescholar. The honor is awarded to the state’s top 100 high school seniors.
Stringer has been accepted toYaleUniversityandOklahomaUniversity. Yale is prestigious, but expensive. OU is high quality, but affordable.
Stringer said scholarship money should cover the costs of attending OU. He said Yale doesn’t offer merit scholarships.
“Yale is my first choice but a lot depends on finances,” Stringer said. “It is appealing to attend OU and graduate debt free. They’re both great schools and neither would be a bad option.”
Students of Stringer’s caliber are highly sought after by top universities. Stringer is not only an Academic All Stater, he’s also a National Merit Scholar. His older brother Will also earned both honors.
Academic All Staters are nominated by their principals or superintendents based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement.
“It’s quite an accomplishment to earnAcademicAllState. Luke should be commended for achieving this extraordinary endeavor,” Oologah High School Principal Robert Schornick said. “Luke’s achievement reflects the fine work he’s done over a number of years. It’s truly a remarkable achievement and he deserves the highest praise.”