Regent Senior Class of 2020
The Class of 2020 is Regent's largest graduating class to date. These 36 individuals have blessed our school throughout their years at Regent with their unique personalities and God-given talents. Collectively they have an average ACT score of 28 (which surpasses the latest national average by 9 points). Sixteen of these students are Oklahoma Academic Scholars (3.7 unweighted GPA and 27+ on the ACT or 1200+ on the SAT) and three are National Merit Finalists. They helped build our music, band, and theatre programs with their fine arts talents during their tenure at the School of Rhetoric. This group of students has been a part of seven state team or individual titles (academic and athletic) and 10 state runner-up finishes. Six of these athletes have signed to play their respective sport in college. While their accomplishments are significant, the character and leadership they have displayed have made an even deeper impact.
The seniors at Regent, like those throughout our nation, have had a surprising twist to these final months of their senior year. While we grieve with them and with their families, over the loss of several of the special memories they are not able to celebrate, we also pay tribute to this remarkably resilient and strong-willed group of students that God has placed at Regent "for such a time as this.” We hope to celebrate you and your Regent careers in the coming days! Congratulations!
We love you Senior Class of 2020!
- Gunnar Anderson
- Wiley Battles
- Zoe Camp
- Pruitt Durham
- Josh Elliott
- Kade Faith
- Braden Gilbert
- Levi Haueter
- Jacob Hughes
- Caleb Johnson
- Kristi Keller
- John Knight
- Spencer Luttenberg
- Jackson Mazzei
- Luke McKenzie
- Noah Muckey
- Micahel O'Dea
- Lily Redman
- Noah Roberts
- Evan Robinson
- Olivia Robinson
- James Roller
- Jack Runnels
- Joseph Runnels
- Karsten Sanders
- Annie Sell
- Lydia Shapleigh
- Harrison Smith
- Jarrett Smith
- Trenton Sullivent
- Caleb Toler
- Douglas Vestrat
- Isabella Vu
- Isaac Willis
- Kaitlynn Withers
- Jack Wright
Gunnar is beyond thankful for his teachers, classmates, and coaches who have provided him 13 incredible years at Regent. He would also like to thank his parents and siblings for supporting him throughout these years. Gunnar plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to major in either accounting or finance. Most importantly, he is grateful to God for blessing him and giving him such a great experience at Regent Preparatory School. Psalm 18:2 says, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Wiley is thankful for the invaluable guidance received from numerous teachers, faculty, and mentors throughout his Regent academic journey. He is also grateful to his parents, sister, and extended family for their encouragement and loving support. Wiley will attend The University of Tulsa in the fall, where he will study business as an Honors student and a Presidential Scholar. He hopes to continuously pray: "Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." (Psalm 19:14).
Zoe will forever cherish the lessons learned, paths paved, and abundant laughter along the way during her 14 years at Regent. She especially offers thanks to her family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have all poured into her every step of the way. Zoe looks forward to studying engineering at Western Colorado University. Her parting verse is 1 Peter 1:8, “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy!”
Pruitt is grateful for his classical Christian education at Regent. His experience was enhanced by the support of his parents, family, friends, teachers, coaches, and teammates who have made a wonderful investment in his life. He is thankful for the opportunities God has given him through local, state, and national competitions to glorify Christ. Pruitt will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to study electrical engineering as a College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) Program Scholar.
Josh is very grateful for the lifelong bonds of friendship that he has created over his five years at Regent. He will attend Northeastern State University on a President’s Leadership Scholarship in the fall to play soccer and study criminal justice. Josh also thanks his parents and sister for their prayers, example, and encouragement. Josh’s favorite verse is John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Kade is so thankful for the constant support that he has received from his parents, family, friends, coaches, and faculty. All have helped to mature him into the person that he is today. He will always be thankful for the time he has spent at Regent and the relationships that he has developed along the way. Kade will be attending Oklahoma State University in the fall to study aerospace and mechanical engineering. While moving into this next chapter in his life, he will remember 1 Corinthians 9:24, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”
Braden is thankful for his family, friends, and coaches who have invested in him during his years at Regent. He will attend Belmont University to study music business with plans to pursue a career as a country music singer and songwriter. Braden's favorite passage is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Levi is truly grateful for the memorable 13 years that he has been at Regent. He is thankful for the incredible support of his family, friends, teachers, and coaches throughout these years. Levi is looking forward to attending Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa to continue his baseball career in the fall. Lastly, he thanks God for this wonderful experience and the many invaluable opportunities that came along with it.
Jacob is extremely grateful for the past 14 years he has spent at Regent. He will forever cherish the friends and memories he has made along the way. Most importantly, he would like to thank his parents because, without them, he would not be the person he is today. Jacob looks forward to continuing his academic career at the University of Oklahoma.
Caleb is incredibly thankful for the constant love and support from his parents. He also expresses his gratitude to his siblings, friends, and coaches for investing in his life. He is grateful to his classmates and teachers for enfolding him into the Regent community six years ago. Caleb plans to attend Tulsa Community College in the fall to pursue a career in aviation. A verse that has been meaningful to Caleb is Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Kristi thanks her friends and family for their constant love, support, and encouragement throughout her many years at Regent. She is exceedingly grateful to have attended a school surrounded by like-minded believers who challenged her in her faith and invested in her. Kristi is excited to pursue her passion for the game of soccer at Oral Roberts University in the fall, hoping to carry on the Keller tradition as number 22.
John is beyond grateful for his family and their investment and influence in his life, faith, and education. He also wishes to thank his teachers for their encouragement and belief in him, and the coaches and players of the football program for memories he will cherish forever. John will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to study marketing. His favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Spencer is deeply grateful to his parents, siblings, and friends for the tremendous positive impact they have had on his life. He also wishes to thank the faculty, staff, and students of Regent; for they have provided an environment that facilitates critical thinking and a firm spiritual foundation. Spencer plans to share his love of Christ at the University of Tulsa pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. He will continue to live by Colossians 2:6-7, "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Most importantly, Jackson thanks his Lord and Savior for His unconditional love, mercy, and grace over the past 18 years. He is so thankful that God provided a community that strengthened his beliefs and taught him to seek first His kingdom in everything. Jackson appreciates Regent for friends like brothers and for the privilege of learning under such caring teachers and coaches. Jackson is grateful for siblings — Mykaela, Caleb, Chrissy, and Maria — for encouraging him in so many ways. Last but certainly not least, he is blessed by his parents; their friendship, consistent prayer, and love have made him the man he is today. He is forever grateful. Jackson will attend Baylor University in the fall to study finance and run cross country and track. His favorite verse is John 16:33, “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Luke is deeply thankful for the wisdom and guidance that his Regent teachers and mentors have imparted to him, as well as the friends he has made. Luke is also thankful for his parents, brother, and grandparents’ support over the years; if it was not for them, he wouldn't be who he is today. Luke will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2020 to study engineering. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Noah is very thankful for the consistent love and support from his parents and brothers. He also thanks his classmates for welcoming him as a freshman, as well as his teachers and coaches for important life lessons. Noah thanks his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing him with the opportunity to attend Regent and for His continual blessings. Noah will spend the next year training for the Air Force National Guard. After training, he will attend Oklahoma State University in 2021. Noah's favorite verse is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Michael thanks the teachers and coaches who poured into him during his 14 years at Regent. He also appreciates the impact his classmates have had on him during his time here. Michael will be attending Valley Forge Military College outside of Philadelphia in the fall. A verse that has encouraged Michael through his years at Regent is Philippians 2:5-7, ”In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.”
Lily is grateful for the constant support of her family, friends, coaches, and teachers throughout her 13 years at Regent. She is thankful for all the love that has been shown to her no matter what obstacles she has faced. She will forever cherish the memories made over the years. After graduation, Lily plans to attend High Point University to study exercise science or nursing. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, because it reminds her with God, all things are possible.
Noah offers thanks to his parents and teachers for constantly supporting and pouring into him throughout his high school career. During his college career, he plans to use everything he was taught to further his relationship with the Lord and to succeed. He would also like to thank the friends he has made at Regent for the countless memories they have provided him.
Evan is extraordinarily thankful to his family, friends, teachers, and coaches for investing in him to be the best he can inside and outside the classroom. In the fall, he will attend Oklahoma State University to study aerospace administration and operations to become a professional pilot. Evan’s favorite verse is Colossians 3:23, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”
Olivia is grateful to her friends and family for their constant encouragement and support. She is extremely appreciative of Regent’s faculty. They responded with encouragement and grace when she came to Regent in Class 7, and continually challenged her to strive towards increased academic heights. Olivia is excited to gain new experiences as she attends Tulsa Community College with plans to complete an undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University.
James is extremely grateful for the six years he has attended Regent. He has developed many close friends and has learned life lessons he will cherish forever. James would like to thank his parents for allowing him to attend Regent, as well as his teachers and coaches for investing so much time into his education, sports, and life. He feels blessed to have been able to win golf championships at Regent with his friends. James will be attending Texas Tech University to play golf and study finance. He is excited to take the gospel to college. His favorite verse is Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus."
Jack is very thankful and appreciative for his parents and other family members for their support and influence. He is also grateful for all of his teachers, coaches, and mentors for the impact they made in his life. The friends that Jack has made over his 14 years at Regent have provided an incredible community. Jack will be attending Oklahoma State University in the fall. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Joseph is very grateful for all the help and support his teachers have shown him throughout his school career. He also thanks the institution of Regent for preparing him for the future. Joseph is grateful to all his family and friends for the help, love, and support he has received. Joseph plans to study electronic media production at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. His favorite verses are Psalm 42:1-2a, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
Karsten would like to thank his family for their endless love, support, and encouragement. He is forever grateful for the opportunity to transfer to Regent his sophomore year and for the outpouring of love shown to him. He would like to express a special thank you to all the amazing teachers, coaches, and administration. In the fall, Karsten will attend Northeastern State University to study cell and molecular biology and pre-med. He was chosen to be a member of the President’s Leadership Council and will continue competing as a member of Northeastern State’s golf team. To his lifelong Regent friends, Karsten would like to share Joshua 1:9 … “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Annie thanks her parents for their constant support and encouragement, and her siblings for years of laughter and love. She is thankful to her teachers and coaches for their hard work, and for pouring into her spiritually and academically. Annie is grateful for the memories made over the past 14 years at Regent and will treasure them for the rest of her life. Annie plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. Annie’s parting verse is Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Liddie thanks her teachers and coaches who have given so much to provide her a quality education and great experience throughout her years at Regent. Liddie is especially grateful for her wonderful parents, Andy and Lori, for their unconditional love and support. She also thanks her siblings for the daily joy they bring her, and her grandparents for their constant love and encouragement. Liddie will attend the University of Arkansas in the fall to study business and marketing.
Harrison thanks his coaches and teachers for the time and energy they have invested in his life the last 14 years. He also thanks his family and friends for their guidance, encouragement, and memories made while at Regent. In the fall, he plans to attend Oklahoma State University to study finance on a pre-med track. Harrison’s favorite verse is Philippians 3:14, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
Jarrett is truly grateful to his family and friends for pouring into him and reflecting Christ. Without them, he would not be the person he is today. He will forever cherish the countless laughs and memories made during his time at Regent. Jarrett will be attending "The" Oklahoma State University in the fall where he plans to major in industrial engineering and management. One of his favorite verses is Romans 12:2. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Trenton says it has been real and it has been fun, but as they say, and he agrees, “quod non fuerit verus fun.” But seriously, this chapter is closed, and he thinks it was a good one. Trenton is incredibly thankful for the love and support from his parents, grandparents, and aunt, and expresses thankfulness to his siblings, friends, Coach Shaw, and Coach Anderson, and other coaches for investing in his life. He is thankful for the sacrifices made for him by the people he loves. Trenton plans to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall, and will keep in mind a favorite verse: Psalm 74:13-14. Valete …
Caleb is incredibly grateful for the experiences and memories he has made at Regent over the past 13 years. He is especially thankful to his parents for the love and support throughout his time at Regent. After graduation, Caleb will attend Oklahoma State University to pursue a career in architecture.
Douglas is profoundly grateful for his 11 years at Regent. He wishes to thank his parents for their love and support, and his teachers for their dedication and encouragement. Douglas appreciates the friends he has made and all the opportunities that God has provided for him. Douglas plans to study mechanical engineering at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. His favorite verse is Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?”
Bella is incredibly grateful to have attended Regent for 13 years; and extends her sincerest gratitude toward the faculty members that have poured their hearts into her education, as well as her life. She thanks her family for the sacrifices, constant support, prayers, and love, and her friends for the wonderful memories that she will cherish forever. Bella plans to attend the University of Oklahoma to study entrepreneurship and pursue a master's in business. The verse, Micah 6:8, “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God,” is the essence of what Isabella desires her life to exemplify.
Isaac is extremely grateful for all the time spent by his mom, dad, teachers, and coaches to push him to be a better man. He is thankful for his siblings, Grace and Walker, for putting up with him through the good and bad. Finally, Isaac thanks all of his amazing friends who he calls brothers. Without them, this whole experience would not have been the same. Isaac will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to study business finance. His favorite verse is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”
Kaitlynn is genuinely appreciative of all the people who have loved and supported her during 14 years of growing; from family and friends to teachers and her stock show village. She will forever hold close to her heart the sacrifices made for her by the people she loves, to be at the place she is today. Kaitlynn will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall with plans to study agriculture business. The verse Kaitlynn takes with her is 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
Jack thanks his parents for their constant support and encouragement throughout his life, as well as his siblings for all the fun memories and laughs. He is grateful to his friends and peers for making high school enjoyable and providing him great memories. Jack is appreciative of his teachers and coaches for pushing him to become the best he can, both spiritually and otherwise. Jack will attend the University of North Dakota in the fall to play football and pursue a career in finance.
Regent Alma Mater
In the halls of Regent, guided by God’s Hand,
We will work with courage, serving God and man.
Let this be our legacy, “Faithful to the Truth.”
Jesus, be our Helper,
We will put our hope in You.
As we strive for excellence, love we shall impart,
So this time at Regent, may be treasured in our hearts.