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NOC hosts Interscholastic Contest

Students from 15 area schools participated in the Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Interscholastic Contest April 3.

Participating schools included Blackwell High School, Cimarron High School, Covington-Douglas High School, Deer Creek-Lamont High School, Dewar High School, Drummond High School, Foyil High School, Hennessey High School, Newkirk High School, Pawhuska High School, Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Stillwater Junior High School, Tonkawa High School, and Woodland High School.

According to Cara Beth Johnson, NOC Business Division Chair, 402 exams were administered in 31 different testing areas, which is nearly double the number of exams administered in 2023.

Medals were presented for first, second, and third place to students in each contest.

Junior and senior students placing first through third place received $150, $100 and $50 scholarships, respectively.

Certificates of merit were awarded to all participants. Certificates, medals and scholarships were sent directly to the schools or presented by NOC representatives at awards ceremonies upon request.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at