BRYAN COUNTY – Isabella Shipman, a 2022 Caddo High School graduate, is the second recipient of the Anita Jeanette Engles Memorial Scholarship. Shipman will be attending the University of California at Berkeley this fall where she will use the $1,000 scholarship. Her academic record along with her success in original oratory and poetry in speech and drama competitions stood out from other applicants. Shipman was also active in student council, academic quiz bowl and a member of the National Honor Society.
Engles was a 1956 graduate of Caddo High School. After her death in September 2020, her family created a scholarship fund to honor her memory and legacy as a professional educator. She retired from Southeastern Oklahoma State University as a tenured professor and distinguished faculty member of the Education and Psychology Department. The Anita Jeanette Engles Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose to assist Caddo High School graduates in their education through college or technical school. As a high school teacher and college professor for more than 30 years, Engles provided guidance and was a positive influence to countless students. Her own experience at Caddo High School and the lifetime friends she made inspired her family and friends to start this scholarship fund.