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Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program – 2019-20 Scholar Bios

Jayke Flaggert, a Choctaw High School senior, was recognized as a Hans Brisch Scholar during the March 25, 2019, State Regents’ meeting. Pictured, left to right, are: State Regents’ Chair Jay Helm, Flaggert, and Chancellor Glen D. Johnson.

Jayke Flaggert, Choctaw High School, has been involved in his community through participation in political campaigns as well as various service projects, such as volunteering with Hope Harbor, the Regional Food Bank and the City Rescue Mission. He also has served on several teen advisory boards, including Youth Services of Oklahoma, Infant Crisis Center, Payne Education Center, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Hope Retreat Ranch and the Martin Park Teen Board. 

As subcommittee coordinator for the City of Choctaw Bonfire, he collaborated with city officials, contacted and scheduled food trucks and hosted 500 people for the community event. He also initiated and organized the Freshman Preview 2018, a program to assist incoming freshmen with the transition from middle school to high school.

Flaggert has received numerous awards and honors, including recognition as a Cameron University and State STEM Champion and as a delegate for Cameron University Nano Explorers, Oklahoma State University Operation Orange, OSU PLC Conclave, Oklahoma Boys State, Rose State College LEAD and the University of Oklahoma High School Leadership Conference. He is a member of the Youth Leadership Exchange, Cleats for Kids, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Student Board, Key Club and Student Council and was selected Sophomore of the Year by the Choctaw Kiwanis. He is a Ben Carson Scholar and an Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient. He is a member of the Academic Team and the National Honor Society and ranked first in his class. He will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend OU this fall.

Tyler Garcia, a Wagoner High School senior, was recognized as a Hans Brisch Scholar during the March 25, 2019, State Regents’ meeting. Pictured, left to right, are: State Regents’ Chair Jay Helm, Garcia, and Chancellor Glen D. Johnson.

Tyler Garcia, Wagoner High School, volunteers with several local community organizations, including Muskogee County Court Appointed Special Advocates and Wagoner County Launch, and as a student mentor with CrissXCross, where he spends an hour each day with a kindergarten student, providing leadership, relationship building and assistance in the classroom. Garcia also initiated and implemented The Dawg Pound, a student-led spirit section. After suffering a traumatic brain injury following an ATV accident when he was 11, he worked through his own recovery and regularly volunteers with Post Up for ATV and Hunting Safety and assists with organizations focused on teaching helmet safety.

He was selected to represent Wagoner High School in Youth Leadership Wagoner County and at American Legion Boys State. Additionally, he was elected by his peers to the Boys’ State City Council. He is a senior leader on his high school wrestling team, where he is a state and national qualifier. He was selected to participate on Team Oklahoma, a selective group of competitive wrestlers chosen to represent Oklahoma in national competition.

Garcia is a member of the Student Council, the Oklahoma Association of School Councils, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society and the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. He was selected for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Rotary Student of the Month and Senior Class President. He will graduate with 20 college credit hours, ranks in the top 10 percent of his graduating class, and has a high school GPA of 4.3. He plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma.