Fowler receives FNBT SmartMoney scholarship

Cyril Smartmoney Scholarship Box 2021

One of the most respected students at Cyril High School – chosen for that distinction by her classmates – is Ireland Fowler, who was presented the First National Bank SmartMoney Scholarship last week.

The $500 FNBT scholarship will help Fowler with expenses at Oklahoma State University this fall.

Fowler has maintained academic excellence as seen through her inclusion on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll all four years of high school, membership in the Honor Society and as salutatorian of her class.

She has also built a reputation for service and leadership through various activities.  She has served as FCCLA vice-president and Honor Society secretary.  Honors include selection as “Most Courteous” her freshman year and “Most Respected” her senior year, Annual Queen and perfect attendance each year of high school.

Fowler’s activities include cheerleading, softball, student council, FCCLA, and the Outsiders youth group.  She has served as a volunteer at the Food Bank and helped repaint the outside basketball court for a local church.  She also assisted with the nativity scene at Cowboy Town.

“I have learned a lot in the last year about enjoying every little moment and never taking anything for granted,” Fowler said.  “In the next 10 years, I see myself being the first in my family to graduate from college and working abroad learning about new cultures and experiencing all life brings.”

The SmartMoney College Scholarship is presented by FNBT to an outstanding senior who lives and/or goes to school within 15 miles of one of the bank’s 11 locations.  “I would like to be an inspiration for others,” Fowler said of her future, “by giving and making an impact in this world.”

Cyril Smartmoney Scholarship 2021
Cyril senior Ireland Fowler receives the SmartMoney Scholarship from First National Bank Manager Jennifer Carlson on May 5.  Fowler plans to pursue a hospitality and tourism management degree at OSU.  “I was excited to make this presentation to Ireland,” said Carlson.  “I have known her since she was a little girl and know how deserving she is of this opportunity.”