Each year, Stilwell Kiwanis Club selects a sophomore of the year. The award considers the student's involvement in organizations, leadership skills and experience, and community service. In addition to a scholarship from the local club, their application is eligible to be submitted to the Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Foundation for an additional scholarship award.
The 2020-21 sophomore of the year is Seth Brown. Seth is the son of Craig and Liz Brown. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Seth has attended Stilwell School since preschool and graduated as Co-Valedictorian of his eighth grade class.
Seth is a member of Key Club, student council, 4-H, and the math and science club. H e is also a member of the Stilwell High School golf team and plays on the varsity ice hockey team for the Northwest Arkansas Ice Hogs.
He is a mentor for the Adair County Boys and Girls Club at the Stilwell Unit. He attended Boys and Girls Club for many years before becoming a mentor. As mentor he enjoys teaching and working with younger students and strives to be a positive role model for the students he mentors.
Seth enjoys community service projects through 4-H, student council, Key Club and his youth group. He can also often be seen volunteering at events sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and other community groups.
He attends First Christian Church in Stilwell, where he is active in the youth group. He enjoys assisting with VBS, Jr. Church and the nursery. He also enjoys attending Christ in Youth church camp and church mission trips. Seth enjoys teaching lessons during youth services, lock-ins and for the younger students.
Seth plans to pursue a degree in Digital Media/Film Making after graduation.
Adair County 4-H
Adair County Fair Board
Adair County Super Stars
Adair County Angel Tree
Caroling and Gifts at Stilwell Nursing Home
Shop with a Cop
Adair County Community Health Coalition
Adair County Child Abuse Task Force
CASA of Cherokee County
Jeremiah 29 Foundation
Make a Wish Oklahoma
Stilwell Schools Backpack Program
Key Club Advisor Stipend
Girls State Sponsorship
New Life Backpack Program
Paws and Hooves Scholarship
Stilwell Activity Fund Show Choir
Stilwell Public Schools Foundation
Bringing Up Grades (BUG) Program
Kiwanis Childrens Fund
Miss Oklahoma Sponsorship Ad
Sophomore of the Year
Stilwell Key Club
T/O Foundation/Tom Duncan Award
Adair County Boys and Girls Club
Carnival Parking Relay for Life
Read to Succeed
DHS - Foster Day Camp
Easter Egg Hunt
Fire Angel Program
Foster Parent Meal
McIntosh Home Foundation
Queen Pageant Expense
Queen Pageant Scholarships
Relay for Life
Stilwell Soccer Club
A cold, windy day with heavy rain in the forecast didn't stop Adair County youth from enjoying the 2019 Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt. In addition to drawings for many prizes including two bicycles, 500 books were distributed.
600 children's books were distributed during the 2019 Trunk-or-Treat at Halloween.
Kiwanis members entertained residents of the Stilwell Nursing Home with carols and gifts.
The 2018 (Chloe Brown) and 2019 (Sidney Ritter) Strawberry Queens present a flat of berries to Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell
The kickoff event for the May Strawberry Festival is the Queen Pageant held in March. The 2018 queen Chloe Brown presents flowers to the 2019 queen, Sydney Ritter.
Natalie Gaches, Stilwell Kiwanis Club's 2019 Sophomore of the Year, receives her award of $250 and a certificate from District 31 Lt. Governor and club secretary Dan Collins.
The annual Strawberry Festival queen pageant is the first official event for the festival. The 2019 queen and her court are Audra Gregory, 1st runner-up, Sidney Ritter, 2019 queen, and Sydneigh Fourkiller, 2nd runner-up.
In 2018 the Kiwanis Stage was constructed to replace an aging bandstand. All the funds for the project were donated by the public and the county commissioners provided labor and equipment for the groundwork.
Kiwanis helps sponsor the Stilwell Shop with a Cop program where a law enforcement representative helps a child purchase $100 worth of Christmas presents.
Rocky Mountain BUGS - 2nd 9 Weeks
Fourth Grade Super BUGS
Fifth grade Super BUGS
Sixth Grade Super BUGS
Rocky Mountain Super BUGS
Dahlonegah Super Bugs.