Soper among high schools named scholarship state champs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Eight Oklahoma high schools that combined to qualify 325 graduates for free college tuition have been named "Oklahoma's Promise 2008 State Champions" by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The top schools from each class were recognized for having the most graduates qualify for Oklahoma's Promise, a state scholarship that provides tuition for students whose families earn less than $50,000 per year.

The schools are: Pond Creek-Hunter (Class B), Snyder and Soper (Class A), Tushka (Class 2A), Kingfisher (Class 3A), Broken Bow (Class 4A), Booker T. Washington (Class 5A) and Broken Arrow (Class

To be eligible, students must apply by the 10th grade and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in 17 core courses.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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