EDITORIAL: A great organization has a great leader | Opinion



Kudos to Youth & Family Services of North Central Oklahoma and Tree Kelley.

Kelley, who has served as interim executive director since September, was named chief executive last week.

A graduate of Oklahoma City University, Kelley has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication and a master’s degree in behavioral studies. She has been in a nonprofit leadership role for more than 20 years and joined YFS in 2015 as Director of Development.

Kelley is a member of Leadership Greater Enid Class XXXI and the Garfield County Domestic Violence Task Force and serves on the board of the Garfield County Child Advocacy Program.

YFS provides shelter, food, case management, therapy, and access to a wide range of other programs that help young people achieve continued safety and stability.

Congratulations to an excellent organization and an excellent leader.

THUMBS UPKudos to Enid High School sophomore Shae Salinas.

She became the first EHS girl to qualify for the state women’s wrestling tournament by placing third at 107 pounds at the recent regional.

The EHS girls program is only in its second year, so already having a state qualification is a great achievement.

Salinas, who wrestled for two years in Nebraska before moving to Enid, will compete in the state tournament Thursday and Friday at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.

Congratulations on a great season so far and good luck in the state tournament.

THUMBS UPCongratulations to the talented teenagers in our region.

Students at Enid High School and Oklahoma Bible Academy are performing musicals this semester.

The EHS musical “Mamma Mia!” will open Tuesday at 7 p.m. Other show times are 7 p.m. on February 24 and 26 and 2:30 p.m. on February 27. Adult tickets are $15. Student tickets are $10.

OBA students will perform “Oklahoma!” The shows will take place at 7 p.m. on March 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. on March 5 and 6. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. They can be purchased online at EventBrite! or by calling the office at (580) 242-4104.

Additionally, Gaslight Theater has a thriving teen organization that meets regularly.

It’s great to see these teenagers so involved in the theater.


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