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Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program – 2020-21 Scholar Bios

Madison Grace Eulberg, Meeker High School, volunteers with several local community organizations and projects, including STEM Night at Meeker Elementary School, Move-In Day and Welcome Week with Oklahoma Baptist University, SkillsUSA Community Clean-Up Day, and the tutoring of younger students in various subjects. She has organized multiple bake sales and towel drives for the Meeker Animal Hospital, raising over $1,000 for its emergency fund, which helps stray animals and families that cannot afford necessary operations for their pets. Additionally, Eulberg took her Sweet 16 pictures with 16 different shelter animals to help bring awareness to the issue of animal adoption. Within months of taking the pictures, all 16 animals were adopted, and additional shelter animals were adopted as well.

Eulberg donates her time to various STEM and robotics camps at Gordon Cooper Technology Center. She teaches young kids the basic programming and building procedures of LEGO Robotics. She participated in a Mother/Daughter STEM Night, inviting mothers and daughters from the community to spend time together and participate in STEM activities. During the event, mothers and daughters listened to speakers who empower girls in STEM fields and demonstrated the different STEM careers students could pursue. Because of her passion and dedication to STEM, Eulberg had the opportunity to be a part of the STEM City section of the Star-Spangled Salute Air Show at Tinker Air Force Base. She spoke with families and military leaders about the importance of STEM and STEM opportunities.   

Recognizing the importance of STEM and robotics, Eulberg participates in as many service projects as she can. One of her favorites is a donation drive her robotics team participates in called Le’go Your LEGO Drive. Their goal is to donate LEGO kits to children in children’s hospitals. The children can use the kits as therapy tools to help cope with their current situation.  Drive organizers contact business, schools, and other robotics teams to ask for donations for the project. To date, they have donated over 2,200 LEGO kits to 10 different hospitals across five states.

After realizing that not every child in the surrounding area has the opportunity to attend existing STEM camps, Eulberg and her robotics team also initiated and implemented a new service project called STEM On Wheels. They transformed a donated trailer into a mobile camp to take to rural schools. The team developed curriculum and a budget for the camp and solicited financial support from local businesses, securing a $15,000 grant from one company. The camp now has enough funds for three years and expects to serve almost 2,000 kids in the first year.

Eulberg is on the First Robotics Competition Team, where she has served as safety captain. She is now on the chairman’s team, serving as the chief information officer, which involves speaking with community leaders, state senators, a four-star general from Tinker Air Force Base, and the lieutenant governor regarding the team’s projects. Eulberg also serves as captain of the Academic Team, president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, captain of the Aeronautics Team, and senior class treasurer. She was named Outstanding Student in several subjects; is a member of the Academic Team, Student Council, National Technical Honor Society and National Honor Society; and is ranked first in her class. She will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall.

Erin Lynae Slagell, Weatherford High School, has been involved in her community through a cause very important to her, fighting hunger in western Oklahoma. She has served as a volunteer at the Regional Food Bank and organized a team of youth to participate in the Weatherford Food and Resource Center (WFRC) "Canstruction" sculpture contest. Slagell planned the designs, collected donations and researched canned items that would work best in the overall structure. Collectively, her team gathered 4,500 pounds of canned goods and contributed $2,600 for the food bank.

In addition to her focus on fighting food insecurity in western Oklahoma, Slagell has volunteered with various service projects, such serving as an Early Bird Reader at a local elementary school and as a Clover Buddy Counselor at the Oklahoma 4-H Special Clover Overnight Camp, teaching at the Custer County Horse Camp for autistic children, and coordinating service projects as a youth group deacon.

Slagell collaborated with the Greater Oklahoma City Project Linus organization, which provides homemade blankets to children in need. She organized and hosted blanket workshops for youth and their family members to sew blankets, which were then donated to the Weatherford Hospital Labor and Delivery Unit, residents of the Foss Lake Adventure Program, and area wildfire victims. Additionally, Slagell’s proposed community action plan that was developed and presented during her attendance at the National 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Conference in Washington, D.C., resulted in grant funding that was used to initiate the Wrapped in Love campaign. This statewide campaign collected over 300 blankets for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics to distribute to children impacted by parental drug abuse. Because of these efforts, Slagell was awarded Oklahoma City FOX 25 and Noble McIntyre Law Firm’s Noble Cause Award. To date, Slagell has donated over 400 handmade blankets.

Recognizing the importance of serving as a positive role model, Slagell founded a 4-H baking club where she taught middle school youth basic techniques, helping them gain confidence in their abilities and demonstrating to them the importance of service. She taught them how to make cinnamon rolls and other baked goods, which they then sold at local community events with the profits going to the Oklahoma 4-H State Service Campaign to benefit The Children’s Hospital. In addition, Slagell has raised over $6,800 for service projects by taking special orders for her baked goods.  

As an active member of Oklahoma 4-H, Slagell has been elected southwest district reporter, state council west district representative and state executive council reporter. A few of her responsibilities in these positions include planning and conducting state events; serving on the Youth Advisory Committee; providing responsibility for communications; fundraising; traveling the state; and serving as a spokesperson and role model for youth. Additionally, she was selected to serve as state ambassador. Ambassadors maintain relations with 4-H alumni and donors and represent the face of 4-H across the state. Slagell has served as state healthy living ambassador, attending the National Healthy Living Summit in Washington, D.C., and teaching national workshops on "Get Fit for Life" and "Special Clover Camp."

Slagell was elected Key Club treasurer and vice president as well as treasurer for her school’s National Honor Society chapter. She also was selected to participate in the Weatherford High School Leadership Lab Mentoring Program, Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s 2020 Youth Advisory Board, the University of Central Oklahoma’s Leadership Conference, and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Youth Leadership Council.

Slagell has received numerous awards and honors, including being recognized as an Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord Pickens History Competition Scholarship recipient; an Oklahoma Department of Securities Invest Ed STARS Program state winner; an Oklahoma 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Project Scholarship recipient; an Oklahoma 4-H Top Ten Hall of Fame member; an Oklahoma 4-H Key Club and Custer County Hall of Fame recipient; and Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence  Academic All Stater nominee. She is taking concurrent enrollment courses at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, is a member of the Oklahoma Honor Society and National Honor Society, and is ranked first in her class. She will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Oklahoma State University in the fall, where she has been accepted into its Honors Program.