Chandler High School seniors Baylee Bowen and Jared Stone were chosen as November Lions of the Month by the Lion’s Club.
Baylee Bowen, the daughter of Daryl and Kristi Bowen, holds a 3.98 graduate point average while taking concurrent classes through Rose State College in Midwest City, Okla. She is a member of the National Honor Society and served on the BancFirst Student Board of Directors. She was named a STEM Standout Scholar and is a member of the Academic Team.
Baylee has demonstrated leadership capabilities while serving as vice president of NHS, her Chandler FFA Chapter and Lincoln County 4-H. She held the position of treasurer for the FFA Chapter.
Through 4-H and FFA, Baylee participated in many events and competitions including the Lincoln County Fair, the State Agri-Science Fair and public speaking contests.
She was also involved in Positive Peers and varsity cheer.
During her high school years, she served the community by helping at banquets for local organizations, entertaining residents at the Chandler Therapy and Living Center and working at the food bank. She participated in Operation Christmas Child, Adopt-A-Family for Christmas and activities benefiting military veterans. Baylee did painting and cleanup for the American Legion Hut, Morning Star Cemetery and the LC Museum of Pioneer History.
In preparation for her future she has been a volunteer veterinary technician through West Houston Veterinary Medical Association since 2015. Baylee plans to study at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater with a double major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Communications.
Jared Stone is the son of Caleb and Amanda Stone. He holds a 4.0 GPA while taking honors classes in English I, II, III & IV, Algebra III, Precalculus and Chemistry II. He earned college credit by taking concurrent classes at OSU. He served on the BancFirst Student Board of Directors.
Jared is a member of NHS, CHS Academic Team and the Gifted and Talented program. He received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and is an Academic Letter recipient.
His competence as a leader has been evident as he served in officer positions in CHS organizations. Jared was president and secretary of his FFA Chapter, president of the FFA Northeast District and twice president of Lincoln County 4-H. He was vice president of NHS and a member of the Oklahoma Agriculture Youth Council.
Through 4-H and FFA, Jared has earned multiple awards in competitions at local, state and national Agri-Science Fairs. He placed first in FFA team Vet Science competition Central Area Interscholastics and FFA Extemporaneous speaker in the Jenks Speech Contest. He was the State 4-H Beef Project winner in 2019.
Jared is a member of the Chandler Archery Team and is also involved in organizations outside the school system. He is a member of the Oklahoma Pecan Growers’ Association, Oklahoma Junior Cattleman’s Association, American Hampshire Sheep Association and American Junior Angus Association.
He has given back to the community through food and toy drives, local food banks, and service at school and community banquets. He decorated doors at Chandler TLC for Christmas, purchased gifts for needy families and helped with Operation Christmas Child.
Throughout high school, Jared has run his own cattle operation and worked at Stone Creek Farms. His future plans are to continue his education at OSU with a double major in Ag Business and Accounting. His goal is to become an industry leader in Ag biotechnology.