Regent Senior Class of 2021
The gregarious and fun-loving Class of 2021 comprised of 28 diversely talented individuals has blessed our school throughout their years at Regent with their unique personalities and God-given talents. Collectively they have an average ACT score of 27.1 (which surpasses the latest national average by 7.5 points). Thirteen of these students are Oklahoma Academic Scholars (3.7 unweighted GPA and 27+ on the ACT or 1200+ on the SAT) and one achieved the high honor of being a National Merit Scholar. 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 numerous state team or individual titles (academic and athletic) and 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. We look forward to celebrating this group of seniors and their Regent careers in the coming days! Congratulations!
We love you Senior Class of 2021!
- Blythe Abbott
- Grant Benjamin
- Mason Borden
- Noah David Bruns
- Boaz Camp
- Natalia Cleveland
- John David Cobb
- Samuel Fantoni
- Pace Fletcher
- Will Gilbreath
- Jacob Gordon
- Jadyn Halford
- Jakson Halford
- Rachel Harris
- Diego Hoemann
- Lauren Holder
- Audrey Manly
- Kate McElwain
- Abby O’Dea
- Katie Panter
- Evan Peace
- Michael Portman
- Seth Streeter
- Tiffany Vande Brake
- Abby Vu
- Parker Whittle
- Cole Wiseman
- Lydia Wood
Blythe thanks her friends and family for their constant love and support throughout high school. Blythe plans to attend John Brown University to study outdoor leadership ministries and to cheer. She would also like to thank her friends for the countless hours spent laughing, having fun, and making long-lasting memories. Blythe’s favorite verse is Esther 4:14, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
Grant is extremely thankful for his many years in the halls of Regent. He would like to thank his parents for their unwavering desire for Grant to seek the Lord in everything. Grant is beyond thankful for his friends that he now calls family. He will forever remember and cherish the relationships he made at Regent. Grant will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to pursue a degree in business finance.
Mason is thankful for his parents and siblings, for their aid and love through these many years at Regent, showing him what is right. He would also like to give praise to the friends that locked arms with him, were by his side, and the teachers who guided him through all of his tasks. Without these people, he wouldn’t be the man he is today. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas. Woo pig!!
Noah would like to thank his parents, David and Michelle, and his siblings, Sadie and Micah, for always attending his football games and for being such a great family. Noah will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall where he will study business and continue to grow his relationship with the Lord, so he can mature into a man of God. Lastly, he is thankful for the teachers and coaches who poured in excellent leadership, education, and Christian values, as well as the lifelong friendships he has built throughout his time at Regent.
Boaz is genuinely thankful for his 14-year experience at Regent that built him up to where he is today. He specifically thanks the teachers and coaches that created in him a willingness to always work hard. Boaz appreciates his parents and siblings for constantly supporting him and showing him what God’s love looks like. Boaz plans to attend John Brown University to study business finance, as well as to play basketball. Boaz moves confidently forward thanks to Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “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.”
Natalia is exceedingly grateful for the opportunity to attend Regent for the past 10 years. She extends gratitude to her family for the constant sacrifices they have made and to her coaches and teachers for challenging her and investing in her. She feels blessed by the lifelong friends she has made through Regent who continually push and encourage her in her faith. Natalia is excited to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to run cross-country and track and pursue a degree in dietetics. The verse Natalia has referred to throughout her high school career is Philippians 1:6 “being confident in this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
John David would like to extend thanks to his family for their encouragement and support and for constantly investing in him, and to his friends who were always by his side. He is extremely grateful to his teachers throughout his 13 years at Regent for challenging him and pushing him to be his best. John David is excited to attend Bridgewater College in Virginia this fall where he plans to major in athletic training and play lacrosse, the sport he loves, at the college level. He seeks to follow the words of Proverbs 4:5, which have guided him throughout his life: “Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.”
Samuel is thankful to his parents for raising him and for the Christian education, counseling, and teaching he received at Regent. If he wrote about everyone to whom he is thankful for during his time at Regent, this body of writing would be too long. One verse he quotes to himself most often is, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me besides still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:1-4
Pace is extremely grateful for all the Regent teachers who poured into him and pushed him to do well from enrichment through his senior year. He is grateful for his parents who supported and encouraged him throughout school, and for his siblings who helped him make wonderful memories. Pace will go to Kanakuk in the fall to attend a link year program before deciding whether he will attend college. His favorite verse is Psalms 46:1, “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.”
Will is very grateful for his time at Regent and thanks his parents, coaches, and teachers for investing in him and offering him everything he needs to succeed. He has made enough great friends to last a lifetime and is thankful for every one of them. Will is attending Oklahoma State University where he will study construction management in hopes of one day starting a company. His favorite verse is, I Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
Jacob is immensely grateful for his parents, teachers, and coaches who pushed him to be his best, not only in the classroom, but in every aspect of life. He would also like to thank his siblings and his friends for their patient support and kindness as they helped him through challenges and enjoyed the good times with him. Jacob plans to attend Kansas State University in the fall and study mechanical engineering. His favorite verse is I Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
Jadyn is thankful for her family, friends, and teachers who have been endlessly supportive and kind throughout the years. She is blessed to have people in her life that remained by her side and encouraged her to challenge herself. Jadyn plans to attend The University of Oklahoma in the fall to continue studies in music and writing. She is excited for the new opportunities college will bring and is thankful for the foundation Regent gave her.
Jakson is thankful for the many brilliant teachers and faculty members who poured their hearts into his education. He is thankful for his parents’ constant support and love throughout high school, and also for his friends who made his high school experience memorable. Jakson plans to study entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University and pursue a master’s degree in business.
Rachel is incredibly grateful to her parents and grandparents for the opportunity to attend Regent for 14 years. She extends her sincerest gratitude to all the faculty, staff, and coaches who invested in her mind, prayed for her, and showed her agape love. She treasures her eight years of participation in the Regent Band Program and the fond memories with her cherished friends will live in her heart forever. Rachel plans to pursue a degree in funeral service with a minor in grief counseling at the University of Central Oklahoma. She will participate in jazz band and orchestra at UCO as well. Scripture that gives her comfort is Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit,” and John 3:17, “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
Lauren is immensely grateful to her family, friends, and the Regent faculty for the care, support, and love they have shown her. She is thankful for the welcoming community of Regent, and the guidance it has provided. She plans to study finance through the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. Her favorite verse to lean on is Deuteronomy 31:8, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Audrey thanks her family for their incredible love and constant support. She credits the Regent faculty for challenging her to work hard and think critically. Audrey deeply appreciates her friends and classmates for making her five years at Regent memorable and filled with joy and laughter. Audrey plans to study business while a part of the Honors College at Texas Christian University. One verse Audrey will carry with her in college is John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”
Kate is beyond grateful to her friends and family for the constant love and encouragement. She is thankful to the faculty, coaches, and teachers for the time they put into each student and athlete. In the fall, Kate will attend Oklahoma State University to study applied physical science with a focus on athletic training. Kate’s favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Abby is grateful to have attended Regent for 14 years and will always treasure the memories she has made. She is thankful to her teachers, who poured into her and blessed her in so many ways. She thanks her parents and siblings for their constant love and support over the years and thanks her friends for their encouragement and the joy they brought her. Abby plans to attend Benedictine College in the fall to pursue a degree in English or psychology. Abby’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.”
Kathryn is incredibly thankful to have been able to spend the last 14 years attending Regent, building relationships that will impact her forever. She appreciates her teachers and classmates who dedicated so much time into her throughout her many years at Regent. She would also like to thank her parents and siblings for their constant support and for giving her the opportunity to attend a school in which she is pushed toward the Lord every day. Kathryn plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall to study physical therapy. Her favorite Bible verse is, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
Evan would like to thank his mom, dad, and sister for their constant love and support throughout his 14 years at Regent. In addition, he would like to thank his teachers for investing in him and helping him become the young man he is today. Finally, Evan is thankful for all of his friends. Without them, his high school experience would not have been the same! He plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall. Go Pokes!
Michael is extremely grateful for every teacher, coach, and faculty member that has poured into his education and his life. He also wants to thank his family for the support and encouragement along the way. Michael is thankful for his lifelong friends he has made during the 14 years at Regent. He plans to attend Oral Roberts University to study mechanical engineering in the fall. His favorite verse is Psalm 91:1,”He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Seth is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to attend Regent for 13 years. He would like all the teachers and the Regent community who poured into him to know how much he appreciates them. Seth thanks his mom and dad for their constant support and his sisters for putting up with him. Seth is thankful for his coaches and mentors who have pushed him to be a better Christian man and his extended family who never ceased to encourage and support him. Lastly, Seth wants to thank the Lord for blessing him with the best friends and the best memories throughout his time at Regent. Seth will attend Oklahoma Baptist University to continue his football career and pursue a degree in business finance. His favorite verse is 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.”
Tiffany is extremely grateful to her family, friends, and teachers she met while at Regent. They poured support and virtue into her and she will be forever thankful. This fall Tiffany will attend Tulsa Community College. She plans to transfer to complete her degree in environmental sciences with hopes to contribute to make our world a safer and better environment. Tiffany’s favorite verse is Romans 15:13,
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Abigail is grateful for her parents, siblings, and the Regent faculty who have encouraged, supported, and poured into her both as a student and a follower of Christ. She also feels extraordinarily blessed by her friends at Regent and will carry countless joyful memories with her forever. Abigail will attend the Honors College at The University of Oklahoma in the fall with plans to pursue a career in medicine. She takes with her Psalm 27:4, “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.”
Parker is thankful for the opportunity to attend Regent for the past eight years. He thanks his parents, teachers, and coaches for their support and encouragement throughout the years. Parker will cherish the friendships that have turned into family during his time at Regent. He plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University in the fall to play baseball and pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Parker’s favorite verse is Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or terrified because of them. For the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you or forsake you.”
Cole is extremely grateful for the nine years he has been blessed to attend Regent. He has developed many close friends and made memories he will cherish forever. Cole is thankful to his parents for their support, and for the decision to transfer him to Regent in fourth grade. He also thanks his many coaches and teachers for pouring into him to do his very best…particularly Mr. O’Dea for always being in his corner! He is thankful to his grandparents for attending his sporting events near and far throughout the years. Cole plans to attend Oklahoma State University and study business. Cole’s favorite verse is, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4
Lydia thanks all her teachers, classmates, and family members for her wonderful high school experience, and hopes to show the same love and patience she was given to others all throughout her life. She plans to attend The University of Oklahoma and study human relations and psychology. She is extremely grateful for the kindness she experienced every day at Regent and will forever treasure the friends and memories she made here.
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.